This summer is in full swing, and you want to get out of everyday life and explore new places. If you plan a holiday or vacation in Latvia, we recommend getting acquainted with these places. You will probably find some of these places a novelty.
Several centuries ago, an industrial complex with a lime kiln, a brick kiln, a roof-tile factory, a stove-tile factory, and a glazing workshop was established in the village of Ceplis. Currently, the historic Lime-kiln building is open for viewing. The two floors of this unique industrial building with a massive chimney in its center can each be accessed; the chimney itself can be looked at from the inside. On the second floor, there is an exhibition room where historical bricks are exhibited. You must book your visit in advance!
In the Nature Reserve Stikla Bogs, the Vasenieki Swamp Trail with wooden footpaths has been built; there, one can see protected bird species and pristine plants and can relax while enjoying the unique marsh landscape during the walk along the path. The length of the nature trail is 4 km, and the footpath goes along several beautiful bog lakes.
The manor is located near Vēdzele (or Kukšupe), 22 kilometers from Tukums and 10 kilometers from Kandava. The manor is considered to be an outstanding example of Latvian manor architecture. An unforgettable manor atmosphere!
It is one of the most beautiful and mysterious places in Kurzeme. The valley is considered an old, sacred place tied to legends and tales. Two stylized Curonian swords serve as the symbols on both sides of the valley’s entrance gates, creating a mythical and venerable atmosphere. The landscaped nature trail will lead you to various places of interest around the park.
A short but beautiful walk is guaranteed. If you are in Latgale, remember to stop here; there is a foot-bridge trail about 800 meters long, along which you can see the landscape of the raised bog, Lake Teirumnieki, and the vegetation of the bog.
By visiting the ceramist’s workshop in the Rēzekne region, you can admire the shelves filled with various vases, pots, and other ceramics. The master is not looking to create contemporary ceramics, as he believes that traditions might disappear due to fascination with the new and modern.
The meadow trail leads to the bird-watching tower and the dune adjacent to the meadows. There are about 600 species in the wide area, including 37 very rare and endangered species in Latvia and other European countries. You can also see coastal meadows with lagoons and reeds from the tower.
A castle mound is a good place for leisurely walks and bike rides for two or with family, as well as for history lovers. The walking area is quiet and surrounded by forest. By following the trails and directions, it is possible to see each castle mound object (the sanatorium, amphitheater, and Priesterkalns) and reach the picnic area at the foot of the river.
If you plan to go to Valka, we invite you to Vijciems cone kiln. Those interested can get acquainted with the historical and traditional cone kiln, see the cone-drying equipment, and hear stories related to over-100-year-old traditions.