Tartu County is located in eastern Estonia between Lake Võrtsjärv and Lake Peipsi. The landscape is hilly and filled with verdant forests, wetlands, and nature preserves.
The City of Tartu itself dates back to the year 1030 and is the second biggest city in Estonia, meaning there are many Tartu County holiday homes available, whether just for a short trip or for an extended stay. Like many regions in Estonia, Tartu is brimming with fascinating history and also boasts Estonia's oldest theatre company, Vanemuine and one of the oldest universities in Europe. There are plenty of museums to visit on your Tartu County holidays, such as the Art Museum and Museum of Living Culture. If your passion for history is what drives you to take holidays, their is plenty of fascinating history to discover and museums to visit during a stay in Fribourg Apartments in Switzerland.
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The Cathedral in Tartu was one of the most important buildings in the Gothic Age and now also is home to the Museum of University History. The Cathedral is free of charge and there is a lovely park surrounding it. After visiting the Cathedral, Toome Hill is a great place to stop off for a family picnic or to catch a glimpse of some of the historic monuments before heading back to your Tartu County apartments. What was once a grazing area for cows is now a beautiful park and an ancient heritage site. Toomemägi, or Toome Hill, is the city's biggest hill and is a great place to walk around, breathe in fresh air and admire the natural beauty of the surrounding area. In the town of Kallaste, visitors are able to visit the lake and enjoy the beautiful views. Kallaste was formerly known as the Red Mountains due to the vibrant red sandstone cliffs surrounding the town. On Lake Peipsi, don’t forget to pay a visit to Alatskivi Castle, which will make you feel as though you are living a fairytale. Much accommodation in this area offer tourists pamphlets advising visitors on the best places to visit. There is a wide variety of sporting activities available in Tartu Country.
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For keen skiers, Tartu is the annual host of the Tartu Ski Marathon. It takes place in February and is an exciting long-distance event of 63 kilometers, with a capacity of up to 10,000 participants. In the town of Elva there is an Elva Vitipalu reserve, which is a beautiful hiking destination boasting crystal-clear rivers and smaller lakes. This is a great spot for a family holiday and provides a much deserved opportunity for nature lovers to relax in the fresh air. For beach lovers, the nearby town of Võrtsjärv offers some of the best beaches in Estonia and is an ideal location for a wonderful summer holiday.