Tartu Püssirohkukelder (Gunpowder Cellar)

Restaurant Püssirohukelder, which was used as a gunpowder cellar until 1809, can be found right on the slope of Tartu Toomemägi. It was built in 1767 in the moat that separated the Episcopal Castle from the front stronghold. The cellar was built using the bricks from the ruins of the medieval Maarja (St Mary’s) Church and the walls of the Episcopal Castle. The high ceiling is the most unique feature of Tartu Püssirohukelder.

Interesting facts: - Püssirohukelder has also belonged to the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Tartu that started using the cellar in 1896 to study earthquakes and magnetic phenomena.

Restaurant Püssirohukelder, which was used as a gunpowder cellar until 1809, can be found right on the slope of Tartu Toomemägi. It was built in 1767 in the moat that separated the Episcopal Castle from the front stronghold. The cellar was built u

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  • Great interior

    We visited Pussirohukelder for lunch. Restaurant is a place to see, great interior renovated with good taste. Service was OK. Menu is long and prices are low, but at least the meals that we had were...

  • Authentic experience

    Great location and nice interior. I guess in the evening and when the live music is on atmosphere is even better. Nice food and great choice of drinks, but ask - maybe they are out of something.

  • Definitely have to visit

    If You are a tourist then definitely You have to visit this place. I would say it's a Estonian traditional food place. Portions are huge and so tasty! I took ribs and my wife smoked salmon - best...


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