Why locals love it?
The small park on the foothills of Toomemägi is the traditional gathering place for students of Tartu. Since it's considered a picnic area from 15th of March to 15th of October, then consuming light alcohol is allowed there during those 7 months of the year.
Why you should visit it
That makes it the only public drinking place in Tartu. And the perfect place for meeting locals.
Something they called the spirit of Tartu may just live here...and also some homeless people.