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All participants of the conference will need to book their own accommodation. Discount rate booking opportunities are available in the accommodation booking form.

The nearest hotels to the Tartu University Library are hotel Barclay (Ülikooli 8, Tartu), hotel Lydia (Ülikooli 14, Tartu) and hotel Pallas (Riia 4, Tartu). In addition to those aforementioned, there is a wide range of accommodation facilities nearby for all categories and types. Apart from hotels and hostels, there are also some student hostels available. For more information go to

Dining out

Tartu boasts over 200 places to eat: 25 restaurants, 90 cafés and more than 50 bars, including a surprising number of ethnic restaurants, such as Japanese, Chinese, Indian, as well as American and Italian. It is important to note that in Tartu you can get full meals in most cafés and pubs. The most famous places are Püssirohukelder (Gunpowder Cellar), Eduard Vilde Restaurant & Café, Crepp, Restaurant Antonius, Café Truffe and of course, the ultimate meeting spot is Werner Café & Lounge, which has been in operation since 1895. Some of the places have won Hõbelusikas (Silver Spoon) awards.


There is something happening every night. In summertime, there are often open-air concerts for every taste. The film festivals are as popular with visitors as well as the local citizens. Estonia’s oldest theatre Vanemuine stages productions from classical drama to opera, musicals to children’s shows and ballets to symphonies.


Tartu is a good place to spend money on specialty items, such as handicrafts and items specific to Tartu’s artistic culture. The three biggest shopping centres are Tasku Centre, Tartu Kaubamaja and Kvartal. Kvartal is the newest and biggest shopping, eating and entertainment complex in the heart of Tartu..


Tartu is a green city, with many parks where you can walk, or just sit and enjoy fresh air and sunshine. During summer months there are regular boat trips on the Emajõgi (Mother river) starting usually in the city centre.

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