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Observatory of the University of Tartu

Lossi 40, Tartu 51003, Estonia
+372 737 5677
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Must to go for amateur astronomer and star gazer

If you are even a little bit interested of astronomy this is a place you have to go to. There are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Klaus K
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More science stuff.

Very interesting incite into the history of astronomy. At one point housing the largest telescope... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
carl b
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Observatory of the University of Tartu - in its time one of the most important centres of astronomy in the world - is the pearl of Estonia's scientific history. It was constructed between 1808 and 1810 to the designs of university architect Johann Wilhelm Krause on the site of a former medieval castle on Toome Hill. Restoration work began in 2009 and continued until 27 April 2011, when it was reopened as a museum to mark its 200th anniversary. There is plenty to discover here, whatever your age!
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6 days ago
“Must to go for amateur astronomer and star gazer”
11 Aug 2017
“More science stuff.”
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Lossi 40, Tartu 51003, Estonia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are even a little bit interested of astronomy this is a place you have to go to. There are interesting specimens of retracting and reflecting telescopes and related equipment. Observatory is also closely related to Friedrich von Struve and was the beginning point...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Very interesting incite into the history of astronomy. At one point housing the largest telescope in the world. Great views of Tartu from the top.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

An interesting place for history of astronomy fans, but not of a special interest for an average tourist.

Thank Mariusz M
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

As a part of a walking tour in the city of Tartu, this Observatory is definitely worth of visiting, as it gives you understanding of how advanced the Estonian scientists have been in observing the wonders of the skies and also in mapping the globe....More

Thank Pentti S
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is lonely old building included nuseum and watch tower with a view in Toome hill. A little bit old fashioned but very cute and peaceful place.

Thank Raivo T
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

I am always looking for great views and this was the easiest climb to catch a better view of Tartu and at the same time combine some information of the world of astronomy. There is a exhibition of apparatus; collection consists of calculation devices through...More

Thank vivian L
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Fairly interesting museum with a beautiful location and view featuring the largest telescope in the world.

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

This was enjoyable for all of us in our group. It made me suddenly remember a childhood memory as I looked at the old telescopes for the grandchildren they loved the stars so much so they left a brand new pair of gloves! We got...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

I went there with my daughters and we all enjoyed the visit. The guide offered us a tour (for free) and this probably added to our experience a lot.

Thank madisspiegel
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

The observatory is located withing the Toome Hill park area. Adjacent to it is Struve's Geodetic Arch. The basic entrance fee for adults is 3 Euro. The basement floor has a cloak room and a small exhibit on seismology. The main floor has a number...More

Thank Everette I
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