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Tartu, with its population of around 100,000 in an area of
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154 square kilometres, is the second largest city in
Estonia. The first written records of Tartu date from 1030, making it the oldest city in the Baltic States. Tartu has played an important role in the development of Estonian culture and national consciousness: the first national elite stemmed from the local university, the first newspapers and cultural societies, the first national theater - all began their work here, and the first national song festival took place here as well.
5 reasons to visit Tartu
- A colourful combination of cultural heritage and modernness
- Joy of discovery for the whole family
- Beautiful countryside and urban nature
- A city full of ﬂavours!
- Numerous possibilities for an active holiday
Why you will love Estonia
More than half of the country is covered by forested land and almost a quarter is protected nature. As a result, Estonia has the 4th best air quality in the world. Naturally, with so much greenery, Estonians have a special connection to the outdoors. Estonians love their nature. That means forests, bogs, and all the creatures that live there. The country's wildlife includes lynxes, brown bears, wolves, foxes, rabbits, and deer. In the spring and autumn time, birdwatching is an extremely popular pastime attracting people from all over the world.