Estonia is situated in the temperate humid continental climate zone. September is an autumn month in Estonia. There is possibility of lingering remembrances of summer with pleasant sunlight, but the weather will probably be cool and even rain showers can occur. Be sure to add some warmer and/or rain clothes to your luggage. Average temperatures can be from 7 to 16 °C. On the positive side, autumn brings colourful leaves to trees which are really beautiful to watch.
The official language of Estonia is Estonian. There is an ethnic Russian minority (25%) living in Estonia. English is well understood by most young and middle aged people, Russian by middle aged and older people.
Main building of University of Tartu
We will gather in Tartu, university town and the second largest town in Estonia. It has a population of 97 000, is the centre of southern Estonia and lies on the Emajõgi ("Mother river"). Read more about Tartu in Wikivoyage.
How to get to Tartu.
We welcome you in Tartu on Thursday, September 10th to look around during the day (for example visit the office of Wikimedia Estonia from 17:00 to 19:00, address Lai 6) and join other Wikimedians in get-together and dinner at 19:00 in Ülikooli kohvik ('University cafe', Ülikooli 20, next to the main building of University of Tartu).
We have booked twin rooms in Hotell Tartu for Thursday night and also for Sunday night. The hotel is situated in the town center, next to the bus station (address: Soola 3).
Dinner on Sunday evening will be at 19:00 in Püssirohukelder ('Gunpowder cellar', Lossi 28).
Monday morning there will be a walking tour in Tartu town center, which starts at 9:30 from the Town Hall Square.
1 - Bus station, on Soola street, official address Turu 2
2 - Hotel "Tartu", Soola 3
3 - Office of Wikimedia Estonia, Lai 6
4 - Ülikooli kohvik ('University cafe'), Ülikooli 20
5 - Püssirohukelder ('Gunpowder cellar'), Lossi 28
Location of Jõgeva county and Saare municipality in Estonia
Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2015 will take place at Voore Puhkekeskus (Voore Guest House) in eastern Estonia, Jõgeva county, Saare municipality. It is situated in the Voore village, 42 km north of Tartu.
We will be heading for Voore together from Tartu by bus at 9:30 in the morning of Friday, September 11th from the hotel "Tartu".
Voore Puhkekeskus has one larger and one smaller conference room with presentation facilities available to us.
Participants are accommodated in rooms with 2-5 beds. Meals are served 3 times a day.
There is free WiFi available in all rooms.
There are two saunas, a pool and a pond.
Pond next to the Guest House