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Winter fun in Latvia
In Latvia, you can enjoy winter in different ways, like going to museums and looking at art, having fun on ski tracks, or going on hikes or walks through Latvia’s towns.
Find what’s best for you, and go on a winter adventure!
Would you like to meet Bambi in real life? Then visit one of Latvia’s deer gardens. These majestic animals will certainly be a highlight of your day, in summer, or in winter. At the More safari park, you will be able to walk along a 1.5 km route and feed deer.
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You can take a ride on the Vučko soft bob at the Sigulda bobsleigh track. But if you’ve already overcome this challenge, and are looking for something a little more extreme, then take a Varde skeleton ride.
Dress warm, and go to one of Latvia’s 42 nature parks, to enjoy the winter landscapes in all their beauty. For a weekend destination, look up these nature parks in Latvia to experience occasional encounters with wild animals and gorgeous views.
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If you’re looking for ways to get warm and explore Latgale, there’s no better way to do it than by going to Daugavpils and visiting Šmakovka Museum! A guided tour through Latgale, including a taste of the unique alcoholic drink made there, is a great way to start discovering the region. After a few nips of šmakovka, you can visit Daugavpils Fortress and look at the paintings of the world-renowned artist, Mark Rothko.
If you’re planning a trip to Latgale, you can find a few ideas here!
Lielais (Big) Square is a traditional place where citizens of Ventspils celebrate New Year’s Eve and other holidays. During the day, its fountain offers a unique look depending on where the viewer stands, complementing the beautiful and modern features of the square; at night, the fountain’s lighting creates a special mood for the square’s visitors and passers-by. Visiting Ventspils is a fantastic idea in any season!
Latvia has many museums, and a few of them are really unusual and unique, including a museum of milk, as well as art and open-air museums. Find what you like, and explore these museums!
The many manor houses and palaces in Latvia offer a chance to discover the connection between history and modern times, and the manor house in Stāmeriena is one of them. The enchanting exhibitions on each of its floors will allow you to immerse yourself in the stories and legends of the von Wolff family. Stāmeriena manor park is an excellent place for walks! In winter, the manor offers a long-distance ski track, sledge rides, and other snow-related activities.