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Võru [1] is a city in Southern Estonia. The territory of the surrounding Võrumaa covers 2,305 km².


The Võro language ("võro kiil") is the main language spoken but Estonian is universally spoken as well. Russian and English are also understood by many people

From 1944 to 1953, the Estonian Forest Brothers (anti-Soviet partisans) were most active in Võru County.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Nearest normal airport is in Tartu.

By bus[edit]

Like most of Estonia Bus is the normal method and there are 15+ a day from/to Tartu and Tallinn.

Get around[edit]

  • Tourist Information Centre, Tartu tn.31, 65608 Võru. E-mail:, tel +372 782 18 81, fax +372 782 18 81.


  • Mountain Suur Munamägi, [2]. It's the highest point in Estonia and other two Baltic countries. On the top of the Suur Munamägi there is an observation tower – the view from 346.7 meters is 50 km in radius.  edit




  • Rändur pubi, Jüri 36, [3]. Ränduri Australian pub and hotel in Võru offers nice wooden interiors and good food with decent prices. (57.844268,27.001947) edit


Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

15km to the south of Võru is the highest hill of the Baltics: Suur Munamägi (the Big Egg Hill). It is located in the village of Haanja. You can climb the stairs to the top of the mountain and then some more stairs to the top of the observation tower. On the bottom of this hill is located the JoniJon familial handicraft candy factory. They also serve good coffee, cakes and hot meals.

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