Popular Accommodations in Latvia
Highlights in Latvia
- Untouched natural landscape
- Historic Towns
- Baltic coast
- Turaida Museum Reserve
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Vacation rentals in Latvia
In Latvia you can expect an untouched natural landscape consisting of wooded moraine hills, numerous lakes, many rivers and a wild coastal plain. In addition, Latvia has a large number of Hanseatic cities that look back on centuries of history and exude a very special charm. Most accommodations can be found in and around Riga. You can also rent a vacation rental in Latvia, which is situated directly by the sea or near the national parks.Idyllic location and charming country house style
A vacation rental in Latvia in the middle of an untouched natural landscape offers you unrestricted privacy and a direct connection to an extensive landscape area, which invites you to relax and unwind. Most vacation rentals are built in the typical country house style with lots of wood and provide the appropriate cosiness to enjoy a break from everyday life.
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Location and orientation
The northern European state of Latvia borders Lithuania to the south, Russia to the east, Belarus to the southeast and Estonia to the north. In the west, the natural border forms the Baltic Sea. The largest city and capital of the country is Riga.
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The townscape of Altriga, as the historic centre of Latvia's capital is also called, is characterised by a diverse architecture and narrow cobbled streets that invite you to stroll. The Rozena street is so narrow that you can touch the opposite walls of the house at the same time with outstretched arms. Visit the St. Petri church with its 72 meter high tower, the Johannis courtyard and the various art galleries of the city. Also worth seeing is the souvenir market in Skarnu Street.2. a reserve full of museums
The Turaida Museum Reserve is a 44 hectare area rich in archaeological monuments and art treasures. Here you can visit the 13th century Turaida Castle, the church of Turaida, the Folk Song Park, the Dainu Hill and the Turaida Rose Memorial.3. experience the feeling of free flight
If you've always wanted to experience what flying feels like, visit the Aerodium in Sigulda, the first vertical wind tunnel in Eastern Europe. Here you will be carried up with the help of a strong stream of air in order to freely learn the laws of aerodynamics like a bird. You can also test different body positions and acrobatic movements during your free flight.
Latvia is particularly known for its folklore and folk music culture, such as the famous Dainas songs. This musical culture originates from the pre-Christian idea of the Old Latvian religion and reports on mythology and everyday stories.
Things to know
Latvia has a cool temperate climate. In winter, temperatures often reach below 0 degrees Celsius. In summer the average temperature is about 17 degrees. Despite the more frequent precipitation, the sun shines around ten percent more frequently in Latvia than in Germany. The water temperature of the Baltic Sea reaches up to 25 degrees Celsius on hot summer days.Nature of Latvia
Latvia has several national parks where you can observe wild animals that have long ceased to live in Germany. From a vacation rental in Latvia you can easily reach Slitere National Park, Gauja National Park or Kemeri National Park. Besides deer, roe deer and foxes, moose, lynx, wolf, bison and the European brown bear also live there.
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