An insider's cultural guide to Tartu: Estonia's intellectual heart - The Guardian
The city of good thoughts.
What sound defines your city?
Perhaps the most memorable sound in Tartu is the song Kaunim Linn on Eestis Tartu (Tartu, the Most Beautiful City in Estonia), performed twice a day by the town hall’s clocktower bells. This is the opening act of Raimond Valgre’s Tartu March, composed in 1943 while serving in the Red Army. Despite its popularity, the song is highly controversial since it was sung by Soviet troops during the 1944 conquest of Tartu.