Võru is one of the southernmost towns in Estonia. The town centre, with its distinctive street pattern and lovely low wooden houses, will enchant you more and more with every step you take. The town’s pearl is Lake Tamula with the shore promenade connected to the historical centre of the town through picturesque Katariina Alley. The distinctive character of Võru is emphasised by the town’s slogan of Üts ummamuudu liin (“A town unto itself”), which relays a positive and affectionate attitude, values the friendly and open residents of this town, expresses a typical Võru lifestyle, hints at the peculiar local dialect of the Estonian language, the original wooden architecture, the beautiful environment, the predilection for all things that are our own and good, the respect for a culture that focuses on self-identity.
Võru Culture Center Kannel
Built upon the ruins of the local zither (or – in Estonian – kannel) association’s first house (which was finished in 1900 A.D.), the new building is carrying on the traditions once held dear by its inhabitants, being a multifunctional cultural center of the contemporary city of Võru and its sorrounding county. The center aims to preserve and revive the region’s rich and ancient culture and people’s capability of self-determination; all that while also being a modern venue for concerts, theatric acts and as evident – conferences and various other events. The unique historical house of the zither association was torn down in 1962-63 and a new building was erected on its foundation. The house was once again renovated in 2005 and is a prime example of Soviet-style architecture. It is an honor to say that Võru Kannel has managed to preserve the values and function of the original zither association (Kandle selts) and has brought those values, regardless of a difficult history, to the present day.
Kubija Hotel & Nature Spa
In the middle of South Estonian pine forests and lakes you can find a cosy and comfortable hotel Kubija Hotel & Nature Spa. In our hotel you can enjoy a pampering body treatments, visit the spa and sauna center or find harmony with the nature and with ourselves. Kubija Hotel & Nature Spa is the cosyest spa in South Estonia.
Haanjamehe Farm is in the village of Vakari in Haanja municipality in Võru County, close to beautiful Lake Kavadi between Vällamäe and Häälimäe. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, to mark special occasions or to enjoy an active and exciting getaway.
In Setomaa farmstead one can learn about the interesting culture of Setomaa. It is the perfect place for tourists to grasp a glimpse of authentic South-Estonian lifestyle and its history.
The NCPC2017 is sponsored by European Union European Regional Development Fund (24970,40 EUR). In addition to our scientific agenda, the project also aims to introduce parts of Estonia and Estonian culture that are harder to reach, yet worthy of doing so.