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.
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.