Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia and the centre of Southern Estonia. It is know for being the University City of Estonia. Tartu has a population of approx. 100,000 in an area of 38.8 square kilometres.
Tartu is situated 185 kilometres south of Tallinn, and there is a fairly good road down there - it will take you 2 hours in a car. The Emajõgi River, which connects the two largest lakes of Estonia, flows for the length of 10 kilometres within the city limits and it is giving the the city some nice views.
A funny sight worth visiting is the Estonian´s answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the so-called "leaning House" at the northeast corner of Town Hall Square:D