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Sigulda

Less than an hour’s drive from Riga, Sigulda is the perfect antidote to big city bustle. Stunning scenery, ancient castles and incredible adventures await you in this natural wonderland.

Stunning scenery and history

For centuries, painters, poets and lovers have found inspiration amidst the lovely landscapes of Sigulda, and visitors continue to embrace this exceptionally beautiful part of Latvia today.

Overlooking the picturesque Gauja River in the majestic Gauja National Park, Sigulda’s forested valleys are steeped in myths and legends.

They are a treat for the eyes in all seasons, especially the autumn when the leaves blaze gold and red.

 

Sigulda also offers fascinating glimpses into life in medieval Europe.

Travel back to the past with a visit to Turaida Museum Reserve, home to impressive Turaida Castle as well as Folk Song Hill, a symbol of Latvia’s rich musical heritage where timeless pagan ceremonies are held.

Or take in the poetic ruins of Sigulda Castle across the valley and the imposing 19th century New Castle next door.

 

Adrenaline heaven

Sigulda is also Latvia’s top destination for adventure activities.

Bungee jump from a spectacular location, slide down in a real bobsleigh, fly in a wind tunnel or conquer a treetop obstacle course at the Tarzāns and Mežakaķis playgrounds in the sky.

If that’s not your speed, enjoy spectacular views and fresh air along miles of hiking trails and bike trails.

 

Top things to do

Whether you are looking for culture to soothe your soul or hair-raising excitement, Sigulda offers many options to make your visit even more memorable.

 

Summer Solstice

Discover ancient Latvian spirituality at the annual Summer Solstice ceremony held every June 21 on the beautiful Folk Song Hill in Turaida Museum Reserve.

 

Sigulda Opera Festival

Held in late June every year, the Sigulda Opera Festival fills the grounds of Sigulda Castle with gorgeous al fresco music.

 

Aerodium

Launch yourself at the Aerodium, an amazing flying experience that has livened up Olympic ceremonies and action movies.

 

Bobsleigh Track in Sigulda

Scorch down a kilometer of ice with a ride in a real bob at the only bobsleigh track in the former USSR.

 

Bungee jump

Catch the most beautiful rush of your life with a bungee jump off the cable car over the Gauja River.

Tourism centre nearby: 
Enter Sigulda Tourism Information Centre for a free map with recommended routes around historical, culture and nature sites.
Sigulda district, Ausekļa iela 6, Sigulda, LV-2150
Phone: +371 67971335
Last updated: 
11.01.2017