Tag: Latvia

International hot-air balloon festival “Valmiera Cup 2014”

| May 7, 2014
International hot-air balloon festival “Valmiera Cup 2014”
Share

From July 23 to 27, the Latvian city of Valmiera will host its annual hot-air balloon festival, which has become one of the most colorful and breathtaking events on the Latvian calendar.

Continue Reading

Latvia’s magical mid-summer’s night festival – Līgo

| May 7, 2014
Latvia’s magical mid-summer’s night festival – Līgo
Share

Latvia is one of the few European countries where still today, just like hundreds of years ago, a celebration of the summer solstice is held.

Continue Reading

Festival of speed – “Kurzeme Rally 2012”

| July 5, 2012
Festival of speed – “Kurzeme Rally 2012”
Share

During the last weekend of August, the annual “Kurzeme Rally” will be held near Liepaja (southwestern Latvia), which is the oldest rally competition in Latvia. Over the years, the “Kurzeme Rally” has served as a stage in several different national rally championships, including the Russian, Lithuanian, Estonian and Latvian national rallies, as well as the […]

Continue Reading

Relaxing journey on Latvia’s narrow-track train line

| May 10, 2012
Relaxing journey on Latvia’s narrow-track train line
Share

It is possible to take a relaxing journey on one of Latvia’s two remaining narrow-track train lines, which the locals lovingly call “mazbānītis” (little choo-choo train). Travelers visiting Latvia can have a unique experience when visiting northern Vidzeme Province, as this is where the only functioning narrow-track diesel engine train line in the Baltics is […]

Continue Reading

Night of Bats at Kemeri National Park

| May 13, 2011
Share

On July 16, Kemeri National Park will offer its visitors the annual Night of Bats – a unique opportunity to become familiar with bats – the mysterious mammals that have inspired terrifying stories and myths. The evening will kick off with a lecture and presentation about bats, creative workshops and games, and, after the sunset, […]

Continue Reading

2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men

| May 13, 2011
Share

This summer, from June 30 to July 10, three Latvian cities – Riga, Liepaja and Valmiera will host the prestigious 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship for Men. “Phenomenal athleticism, outstanding talent, natural play and enthusiasm for the game straight from the heart. You can see and meet the superstars of tomorrow before they sign their […]

Continue Reading

Deer parks in Latvia

| April 19, 2011
Deer parks in Latvia
Share

Observing wild deer, and even petting them and feeding them could seem quite impossible in the modern day world. However, such an experience is quite easy to come by for persons wishing to visit one of Latvia’s deer farms. These farms, which are from 200 to 300 hectares larger, are home to wild deer, and […]

Continue Reading

Largest Lilac garden in the Baltics

| April 19, 2011
Largest Lilac garden in the Baltics
Share

When lilacs are in bloom at the end of May and beginning of June, a visit to the Latvian State Institute of Fruit Growing’s cherry tree fields near Dobele (south-central Latvia) is recommended, which boasts a four hectare large lilac garden, the largest in the Baltics and one of the largest in Europe. This unique […]

Continue Reading