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Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia and it is served by the Tartu airport. Tartu is considered the intellectual and cultural hub for the country.

Tartu Airport has not had regular flight services but it is now served by two regular services. The easiest and most affordable way to experience the best of Tartu is by using car hire Tartu airport services.

History of Tartu

Like the rest of Estonia, Tartu has a long and eventful history dating back to the medieval times. It was an important point of contention between Estonians and the Christian warriors before it joined the powerful Hanseatic League, a network that dominated regional trade.

While Estonia briefly gained independence after World War I, they fell to the control of the Soviet Empire again until the 20th century. In 1991, Estonia became a free country with Tallinn as the capital, the Supreme Court was established in Tartu.

Today, Tartu’s reputation as the intellectual and cultural hub remains largely due to the presence of the University of Tartu. It is considered the country’s top university and one of the most prestigious in Eastern Europe.

The Must See of Tartu

The easiest way to see all that Tartu has to offer is to rent a car in Tartu airport. One of the must see attraction in Tartu is the Lutheran St. John’s Church. It is not only significant to Tartu but it is also an important monument of the Western Gothic architecture.

Of course, with the university a symbol of Tartu, you will definitely need to take a look at the university’s main building. There is also the central Town Hall Square that is surrounded by classically inspired buildings.

Drive up to Toome Hill with your car hire Tartu. It is a gift of Tsar Paul I to the university. Over here, you can visit the former Toome Cathedral, now the History Museum of Tartu University. There is also the Observatory and the Angel’s and Devil’s Bridges.

For something a little different, visit the Tartu Toy Museum or take a stroll through the Botanical Garden of the University of Tartu. Of course, with so many sights, it is important to make sure you are not worried about getting from point A to B by getting a reliable hire car Tartu airport service.

A strong student population means that the nightlife at Tartu is something to be experienced as well. There are many thriving bars, pubs, nightclubs and restaurants and one of the more popular and interesting restaurant is the Gunpowder Cellar.

The Gunpowder Cellar is a historic building and now functions as a beer restaurant. Not only is the name unique, the restaurant also has the unique achievement of being in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest pub ceiling in the world.

Take advantage of the many Tartu airport rental cars deals and enjoy Tartu today!

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