Things to do in Riga & Sigulda (Quick Guide to Latvia)
In this Quick Guide to Latvia I show you some fun things to do in Riga and Sigulda like Biking, Wind Tunnel flying, Climbing, Sledding...and Drinking ;)
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I traveled to Riga for only 4 days and managed to see and do a lot in that short given timeframe. Riga is the largest city of the Baltics and offers a lot of cool things to do in Riga itself but also just a short train ride out of the center in Sigulda.
This video showcases the combination of a city trip and and action packed day out in the nature. My personal highlight has been the flight in the vertical wind tunnel Aerodium near Sigulda - if you feel like you can even go Bungee Jumping there.
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Things to do in Riga & Sigulda featured in this video:
- Bike Tour to the sights of Riga with EAT Riga
- Canal & Daugava River Boat Tour
- Riga Central Market
- Traditional Latvian Food and Riga Black Balsam at ALA Folkklubs
- Sigulda & Medieval Castle of the Livonian Order
- Adventure Park Tarzan in Sigulda
- Vertical Wind Tunnel Aerodium in Sigulda
Sights in Riga & Sigulda:
- Old Town
- Riga Cathedral
- Blackheads House
- Freedom Monument
- Pilsetas Kanals (City Canal)
- St. Peter's Church
- Riga Castle
- Central Market
- Canal & Park in the centre
- Castle of the Livonian Order
- Turaida Castle
- Gauja National Park
- Bobsleigh Sigulda
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Riga, Latvia's capital, is resolved to the Baltic Sea on the mouth of the River Daugava. it is viewed as a social mindfulness and is home to various chronicled offices and show hallways. The city is additionally respected for its timber structures, craftsmanship nouveau format and medieval old fashioned city. The bystander just old fashioned city has many shops and diners and is home to involved Livu rectangular, with bars and clubs.
2. Rundale Palace and Museum
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4. Gauja nation wide Park
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6. Turaida Museum Reserve
address: Turaida fortification and Manor , Turaidas St 10, Sigulda Riga District, Riga, Latvia
Cēsis, is a town in Latvia arranged inside the northern bit of the significant Vidzeme Upland. Cēsis is on the Gauja River valley, and is created on a movement of edges over the development sitting over the forested zones underneath. Wikipedia
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Travel video about destination Riga in Latvia.
Riga is the capital of Latvia, a Hanseatic city and European capital of culture. Petri Church has been at the centre of various conflicts between the military order of the Livonian Brothers Of The Sword, and the local population. In 1666, its tower collapsed, buried eight people and, in 1721, lightning destroyed it completely. Czar Peter The Great had it rebuilt, a hundred and twenty seven metres high and with a wonderful view. Mentzendorff House was a manorial property which German merchants had built at the end of the seventeenth century. Carefully renovated, its original splendour has been fully restored along with its splendid ceilings. Marien Cathedral is situated in the centre of the city and is the most important religious building in the Baltic States. Its age, dimensions and contrasting architectural styles bear witness to a long history and its famous organ, built in 1883, contains a hundred and twenty four registers and almost seven thousand wooden and metal pipes. Where today is the highest television tower in Europe, the Latvians strived to fight for their independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Latvia has frequently been occupied by the Crusaders, the Teutonic Order, the Swedes, and finally, the Tsars. The Open Air Museum Of Folk Culture was built in 1924 and is one of the oldest open air museums in Europe. From each of Latvia’s regions, dwelling houses, churches and windmills have been re-assembled, with furniture and everyday objects. Situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Juglas the museum recalls the daily life of Latvia’s farmers, craftsmen and fishermen. In keeping with the age-old traditions of the Hanseatic League, the very heart of the Baltic beats within Latvia's metropolis, and also with an elegant lust for life, Riga is an extraordinary treasure!
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01. St. Peter's Church
A Lutheran church dedicated to Saint Peter. A parish church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia. The history of the church can be divided into three distinct periods: two associated with Gothic and Romanesque building styles, the third with the early Baroque period.
02. Freedom Monument
A memorial honouring soldiers killed during the Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920). Considered an important symbol of the freedom, independence, and sovereignty of Latvia. UUnveiled in 1935, the 42-metre high monument of granite, travertine, and copper. Serves as the focal point of public gatherings and official ceremonies in Riga.
03. Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum
An open-air museum, situated in a forest park area beside a lake just outside the capital, with farmers village houses, moved from different districts of the country. Established in 1924, inspired by open-air museums in Scandinavia. The plan was to establish a farm from the four regions, Courland, Zemgale, Vidzeme and Latgale, supplied by buildings representing different crafts.
04. Vērmanes Garden
The oldest public garden in the city of Riga. Comprises an area of approximately 5 hectares. A granite obelisk was erected 1829 in the park as a posthumous memorial to Anna Wöhrmann. The memorial was dismantled prior to World War II and recreated 2000.
05. Nativity Cathedral
The largest Orthodox cathedral in the Baltic provinces built with the blessing of the Russian Tsar Alexander II. Built to a design by Nikolai Chagin in a Neo-Byzantine style between 1876 and 1883, during the period when the country was part of the Russian Empire. In the early 1960s, Soviet authorities closed down the cathedral and converted its building into a planetarium.
06. Riga Motor Museum
The biggest antique vehicle museum in the Baltic countries. Was founded in 1989. Since 1992 it is a state museum. One of the most significant exhibits in the museum is the 1938 Auto Union racing car Type D, which was saved from cutting into scrap by Viktors Kulbergs, president of Antique Automobile Club of Latvia.
07. Riga Zoo
A city-owned zoo. Located in Mežaparks, on the western bank of Ķīšezers lake. Riga Zoo houses around 4000 animals of nearly 500 species and is visited by 250-300,000 visitors annually. Has an area of 135 hectares (330 acres).
08. Riga Aviation Museum
An aviation museum in Riga. Located in the grounds of Riga International Airport and is regularly open for public viewing. Was established in 1956 by Victor Talpa, who worked for the Latvian Civil Aviation Administration, but it was privatised in 1997.
09. Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
An historic educational institution. Was established in 1993 to exhibit artifacts, archive documents, and educate the public about the 51-year period in the 20th century when Latvia was successively occupied by the USSR in 1940, then by Nazi Germany in 1941, and then again by the USSR in 1944.
10. Latvian Railway History Museum
A railway museum in Riga. Was established on August 30, 1994 and contains more than a thousand items, documents and photographs related to railway communications and signalling equipment, tools and instruments, uniforms and badges.
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The weather is not quite nice on this day. The sun can only be seen from time to time. So we decide to take a city tour by Hop-On Hop-Off bus. Departure is on the banks of the Daugava, behind the Latvian Museum of Occupation at Strelnieku Square. From here, the bus drives south in a big bend around the old town to the main station and the Stockmann shopping center.
Next stops are the National Opera and the National Theater. At the Latvian National Museum of Art, the bus turns right and goes to the Orthodox Cathedral. After the circumnavigation of the Freedom Monument, the route leads through residential areas around Elizabetes iela, Krisjana Barona iela, and Bruninieku iela. Children's playgrounds and small parks characterize the scape of the neighborhood. Next stop is at the City Hotel Teater, near the modern building of the Latvian Dailes Theater.
Then it goes through the K. Valdemära iela and the Emilia Meingaila iela to the Albert Hotel in the Art Nouveau District. In this district, you find most of the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings in Riga. The Kronvalda park with its congress center and pretty fountain in front of it extends directly afterward. Now the bus goes directly to the Daugava and crosses the river on the Vansu bridge.
On the other side of the river are some skyscrapers. But in a residential area behind, the architectural style of some houses still corresponds to the Russian timber construction.
At the Victory Park, the bus turns back towards the Daugava. This time we cross it via the Arkmens Bridge, next to the National Library. From the bridge, you have the most beautiful panoramic view of Riga.
At the other end of the bridge, we reach our starting point and thus the end of the tour.
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Das Wetter ist an diesem Tag nicht ganz so schön. Die Sonne lässt sich sich nur ab und zu blicken. Deshalb beschließen wir eine Stadtrundfahrt mir dem Hop-On Hop-Off Bus zu unternehmen.
Abfahrt ist am Ufer der Düna hinter dem Lettischen Okkupationsmuseum am Strelnieku Platz. Von hier fährt der Bus in südlicher Richtung in einem großen Bogen um die Altstadt zum Hauptbahnhof und zum Stockmann Einkaufszentrum.
Nächste Stationen sind die Nationale Oper und das National Theater. Beim Lettischen National Museum für Kunst biegt der Bus rechts ab und fährt zur Orthodoxen Kathedrale.
Nach der Umrundung des Freiheitsdenkmals führt die Route verstärkt durch Wohngegenden um die Elizabetes iela, die Krisjana Barona iela und die Bruninieku iela. Kinderspielplätze und kleine Parks bestimmen das Bild. Nächster Halt ist am City Hotel Teater, unweit des Lettischen Dailes Theater, einem modernen Gebäude.
Danach geht es durch die K. Valdemära iela und die Emilia Meingaila iela zum Albert Hotel im Art Nouveau District. In diesem Viertel sind die meisten und schönsten Jugendstilgebäude in Riga zu finden.
Direkt im Anschluss erstreckt sich der Kronvalda park mit dem Kongresszentrum und hübschen Springbrunnen davor. Nun fährt der Bus direkt zur Düna und überquert sie auf der Vansu Brücke.
Auf der anderen Flussseite erheben sich erst einmal einige Hochhäuser, doch dahinter erstreckt sich ein Wohngebiet, dessen Häuser vielfach der russischen Holzbauweise entsprechen.
Beim Victory Park biegt der Bus wieder in Richtung Düna ab und überquert sie diesmal auf der Arkmens Brücke neben der Nationalbibliothek. Von der Brücke aus hat man den schönsten Panoramablick auf Riga.
Am anderen Ende der Brücke erreichen wir wieder unseren Ausgangspunkt und damit das Ende der Rundfahrt.
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Riga was the first destination of our trip and we spent there 3 days in the capital of Latvia.
We were very lucky because the weather was amazing and very sunny.
As far as I'm concerned the best attractions in Riga are the amazing National Library of Latvia with its stunning architecture and St. Peter’s Church with its observatory. From there you can enjoy an amazing view of the city.
Another nice spot to see the city from the top is the Panorama Riga Observation Deck or, if you also want to have a drink, there is the rooftop Skyline bar located at the 26th floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel.
In Riga there are so many interesting things to see and to do:
The Cathedral of Riga, Nativity of Christ Cathedral, the House of the Blackheads, the houses The Three Brothers, Livu Square, Albert Street and the Art Nouveau District, The Musée Art Nouveau, Vermanes Park, The Freedom Monument, The Central Market, Art museum, War museum, Kgb Building, Riga Ghetto, the Latvian Holocaust Museum...
If you enjoy drinking you could try the traditional herbal liqueur: The Black Balsam.
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