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Heritage Agritourism farms

Farms inform visitors about products or skills that relate to farming, cattle breeding, fishing, food production or craftsmanship that has been inherited from at least one generation, continues to exist and is developing in modern ways.  Owners offer tours, tastings of products, demonstrations of manufacturing processes, a chance to take part in some of the work on the farm, or a chance to take master classes.  Some farms have stores or kiosks with farm products and/or souvenirs.  Others offer interesting exhibitions of equipment and tools.

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from 14 EUR / pers

Upenite

This farm nurtures Lettigalian traditions, serves Lettigalian foods, produces dairy products (including cheeses), grows local plants (which you can purchase), and offers a chance to visit a Iproper Lettigalian black sauna. The owners themselves will serve as the sauna masters.

For parties Sauna Experience Agriculture Agri Heritage Guests8 (2) Bedrooms2 Distance from countries capital city240 Active season months5-10 Child discount50% Optional meals No pets allowed
Steam bathFarm animalsOutdoor firepalceBirch besomRooms for  festivitiesPlace for tents Kitchen FishingSwimmingBoatsHorseback ridingNature trail Nearest shopDistance to hosts house Hosts speak RussianMassageProfessional sauna-consultant
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Latvia
from 60 EUR / night

Meza Skuki

This is an apiary which you can tour and then taste honey and buy products. There are also sauna rituals for health and beauty.

Active leisure Agri Heritage Fishing Sauna Experience Guests9 Bedrooms2 Distance from countries capital city205 Active season months1-12 Child discount50% Accommodation available
FireplaceSteam bathSaunaFarm animalsBBQBirch besomPlace for tentsLiving room available to guests HairdryerIronTeapotRefrigeratorMicrowaveGas cookerWashing machineKitchen FishingBoatsBicyclesSports groundBerry and mushroom pickingPicnick areaNature watching Nearest train station6kmNearest bus stop3kmNeighbour housesNearest shopNearest restaurantNearest townDistance to hosts house Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationProfessional sauna-consultant
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Mazmezotnes muiza

A permanent exposition on the history of sugar beet and sugar industry in Latvia has been installed in the Great Servants' House.

Agri Heritage Heritage gardens Guests40 (10) Bedrooms6 (2) Distance from countries capital city80 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Optional meals
Steam bathSaunaRooms for seminarsJacuzzi/Hot tub BoatsBicyclesHorseback ridingTour guide servicesNature trail Hosts can meet at the nearest stationMassage
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from 30 - 60 EUR / DBL

Atputas parks Laumas

The Laumas farm offers you a chance to be a beekeeper, watching the lives of bees in hives (while wearing a beekeeper’s suit), touring a bee trail and climbing a tree with the help of a truss.

Skiing For children and teenagers For parties Active leisure Agri Heritage Seminars Guests26 (19) Bedrooms12 Distance from countries capital city130 Active season months1-12 No pets allowed Optional meals Electric vehicle charging available2items Internet access
FireplaceTV in bedroomsSteam bathFarm animalsOutdoor firepalceBBQBirch besomRooms for  festivities2itemsPlace for tentsRooms for seminarsBaby cotNo smokingLiving room available to guests ScreenWhiteboardOverhead projectorLCD/ProjectorTV VideoCopier HairdryerIronTeapotRefrigeratorElectric rangeWashing machineKitchenEn-suite facilities FishingSwimming0.2kmSports groundFacilities  appropriate for childrenSkiingCross-country skiingSkiing equipment rentalTour guide servicesGolfingIce skatingPicnick areaNature trailNature watchingSouvenire shop Nearest bus stop1.3kmNeighbour housesNearest shopNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak GermanHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationProfessional sauna-consultant
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THE BERGHOF MILK ESTATE

The granary and cheese-making facility of the former Sieksāte (Berghof) Estate now house a museum (since 1985) which tracks the route of milk from the cow to the finished product. You can try your hand at milking cows and churning butter, and then you can taste what you have created.

Skiing Seminars Walking Rural SPA Active leisure Heritage gardens Sauna Experience Mammal watching For parties For children and teenagers Agri Heritage Cycling Guests46 (90) Bedrooms23 (1) Distance from countries capital city157 Active season months1-12 Internet access SPA Accommodation available Optional meals
FireplaceTV in bedroomsSteam bathSaunaBBQRooms for  festivities120pers.Birch besomPlace for tentsRooms for seminarsBaby cotIndoor poolNo smokingTrailer parking available ScreenWhiteboardLCD/ProjectorTV VideoComputerCopier HairdryerIronTeapotEn-suite facilities FishingSwimming2kmBicyclesSports groundFootball fieldTennis courtTable games, etc.Facilities  appropriate for childrenCross-country skiingSkiing equipment rentalTour guide servicesPicnick areaNature trailNature watchingSouvenire shopBilljard Nearest train station9kmNearest bus stop0.6kmNeighbour housesNearest shopNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationMassageProfessional sauna-consultant
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Caunites

The host teaches the bread baking traditions and bakes in a real bread owen.

Programme:

  • Meet the hostess, introduction to Caunītes country house.
  • Bread baking workshop. Making bread loaves from a previously prepared dough. When the loaves are ready, the hostess will put them in the oven.
  • Lunch while the bread is baking – a traditional meal of soup and bread.
  • Taking the bread out of the oven. Guests will get their own loaves to take with them.
Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city40 Active season months1-12 Electric vehicle charging available1items Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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from 35 - 160 EUR / B&B

Roja

Groups are offered feasts related to fishing, songs and dances.  Guests can watch how fish are smoked, learn more about the work of fishermen, and learn how to bake carrot buns.

Agri Heritage For parties Active leisure By the sea Seminars Guests35 (6) Bedrooms14 Distance from countries capital city120 Active season months1-12 Internet access
FireplaceTV in bedroomsSaunaBBQRooms for  festivities20itemsRooms for seminarsBaby cotNo smoking ScreenWhiteboardOverhead projectorTV VideoCopier HairdryerIronTeapotRefrigeratorWashing machineEn-suite facilities Fishing0.3kmSwimming0.3kmBoatsBicyclesSports groundFootball fieldTable games, etc.Facilities  appropriate for childrenCross-country skiingBerry and mushroom pickingTour guide servicesHuntingBoat tourBicycle trailGolfingIce skatingNature watchingPaintballBilljard Nearest bus stop0.2kmNearest shopNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak GermanHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationMassage
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Mikelis

An open-air museum featuring a typical Semigallian farm in Zemgale during the first half of the 20th century.  You can visit a collection of farming equipment and old automobiles.

Agri Heritage Guests58 Bedrooms22 Distance from countries capital city83 Accommodation available Electric vehicle charging available Disable Access Internet access Optional meals
Steam bathBBQRooms for  festivitiesPlace for tentsBaby cot FishingSwimmingBoatsBicyclesFacilities  appropriate for childrenPicnick area
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Usi

Hikers can take a tour to see the industrial history of Kolka, complete with theatrical elements and tasting of Latvia’s best sprats.

By the sea Horseback riding Agri Heritage Guests5 (1) Bedrooms2 Distance from countries capital city160 Active season months4-10 Internet access Optional meals
BBQPlace for tentsBaby cotNo smokingTrailer parking available TeapotRefrigeratorElectric rangeCoffee machineKitchen Swimming0.1kmBicyclesHorseback ridingTable games, etc.Berry and mushroom pickingTour guide servicesBicycle trailPicnick areaNature trailNature watchingSouvenire shop Nearest bus stop0.4kmNeighbour housesNearest shopNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest station
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Latvia
from 80 EUR / night

Zarini

The old granary of the homestead is now a regional research museum that the lady of the house has established to present various exhibits related to fishing and life on the sea.

Agri Heritage Seminars By the sea Guests13 (7) Bedrooms7 (2) Distance from countries capital city220 Active season months5-9 Internet access
FireplaceSteam bathSaunaBBQRooms for  festivitiesBirch besomPlace for tentsRooms for seminarsBaby cotNo smoking ScreenWhiteboardOverhead projectorTV VideoComputerCopier HairdryerIronTeapotRefrigeratorMicrowaveElectric rangeWashing machineVacuum cleaner Fishing1.2kmSwimming1.2kmBicyclesTable games, etc.Dart boardFacilities  appropriate for children Nearest train station20kmNearest bus stop3.5kmNeighbour housesNearest shopNearest restaurantNearest townDistance to hosts house Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak GermanHosts speak RussianOther languagesMassage
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Skalu pinumi

Wooden slat weaving workshop is located in Jelgava county, Sesava parish. Craftswoman is making different type of wooden slat baskets and basketry from pine, linden, aspen and black alder.

There are several different categories of baskets, available in different sizes - picknick baskets, baskets for berry and mushroom picking, trays, baskets for firewood, laundry baskets, onion / garlic baskets, baskets for kids, and diverse baskets for daily use. Various inscriptions and drawings are also made on the weavings. They also accept orders for individual orders. In the workshop it is possible to see the wooden slat basket weaving process as well as have the opportunity to learn to make your own basket.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city70 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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ROZMALAS

The "Grain Path" exhibition at the Ribbes windmill shows how agriculture has developed over the course of the centuries and up to the modern technologies of the present day.

Seminars Agri Heritage For parties For children and teenagers Guests34 (24) Bedrooms16 Distance from countries capital city76 Active season months1-12 SPA Internet access Optional meals
FireplaceTV in bedroomsSaunaOutdoor firepalceBBQBirch besomRooms for  festivitiesPlace for tentsRooms for seminarsBaby cotJacuzzi/Hot tubNo smokingTrailer parking available ScreenWhiteboardLCD/ProjectorTV VideoComputerCopier HairdryerIronEn-suite facilities SwimmingSports groundFootball fieldTable games, etc.Facilities  appropriate for childrenTour guide servicesPicnick areaSouvenire shop Nearest bus stop0kmNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianMassageProfessional sauna-consultantBabysitting
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Herbal teas and honey TURAIDAS

The lady of the house delivers lectures about life on the farm, covering the collection of medicinal teas, beekeeping and fence-making traditions.

Programme:

  • Meet the hosts, general introduction to Turaidas farm.
  • presentation – the hostess explains about the herbs that are collected in a large basket while guests are seated around the room and tasting the herbal teas.
  • Tea production facility, explanation of the processes.
  • Tasting fresh water from the well in the yard.
  • A tour of the apiary with a demonstration of the beekeeper’s work.
  • Tasting of diferent sorts of honey.
Agri Heritage Heritage gardens Distance from countries capital city199 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts individual travellers
Steam bath Picnick area
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Licisi, Ltd.

Here you will learn about the history of the farm, as well as goat breeding in Latvia -- how the animals are grown and how their milk is processed into various products.

Mammal watching For children and teenagers Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city34 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups No pets allowed Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
BBQRooms for  festivitiesBirch besomPlace for tentsRooms for seminarsNo smoking Facilities  appropriate for childrenBerry and mushroom pickingTour guide servicesPicnick area Nearest train station1.5kmNearest bus stop1kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianOther languages
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The Berzini (Labirinti) farm

The owners have collected a set of old tools and milk processing equipment and will be happy talk about how these were used in the past.

For children and teenagers Agriculture Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city50 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Must register in advance
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The Juri farm

A farm in Latgale that milks cows and produces cheese from ancient recipes.  Guests are welcome to take part in the process.

Programme:

  • Meet the hosts, general introduction to the Juri farm history and the origins of the local cheese making tradictions.
  • See the dairy cows in outdoor enclosures.
  • See the cheese production process.
  • Presentation and tasting of the 5 types of cheese produced on the farm.
Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city222 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
Place for tents
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Upenite

This farm nurtures Lettigalian traditions, serves Lettigalian foods, produces dairy products (including cheeses), grows local plants (which you can purchase), and offers a chance to visit a Iproper Lettigalian black sauna. The owners themselves will serve as the sauna masters.

Horseback riding For parties Agri Heritage Fishing Distance from countries capital city229 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance No pets allowed SPA Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
FireplaceSteam bathFarm animalsRooms for  festivities20pers.Birch besomPlace for tentsNo smokingLiving room available to guests FishingSwimmingBoatsHorseback ridingFishing - winterFacilities  appropriate for childrenBerry and mushroom pickingTour guide servicesBoat tourPicnick areaNature trailNature watching Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak GermanHosts speak RussianOther languagesHosts can meet at the nearest stationMassageProfessional sauna-consultant
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Saldus maiznieks

Located in the North of Saldus, half a kilometre from the Riga-Liepāja highway (A9). Saldus Maiznieks ltd (Saldus baker), founded in 1992, is a family business in the second generation, which produces about 2 tons of rye bread every day.  Bread is made with scour and natural leaven. There are various pastries and confectionery products, garlic croutons also produced. The quality of the work is monitored by three certified journeyman bakers who are members of the Latvian Chamber of Crafts. Company offers interactive excursions through the bakery, during which the visitors can enjoy the role of a baker – they are going through the bakery and doing the jobs that match their age – sift the flour, take the bread out of the oven, form the bread loaves, and can try different ingredients of bread. The tour is led by Kristīne Kriņģele, the craftswoman of the Latvian Chamber of Crafts. The company also produces white bread, pastries and garlic toasts. Products can be purchased on spot.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city120 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The “Mikelis” café

An open-air museum featuring a typical Semigallian farm in Zemgale during the first half of the 20th century.  You can visit a collection of farming equipment and old automobiles.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city80 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Electric vehicle charging available
Facilities  appropriate for children
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The Vaidelotes farm

Here you can visit a working farm that honours Latvian traditions, organises celebrations of traditional holidays and offers feasts of foods that are grown on the farm.

Agriculture For parties Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city70 Active season months1-12 Pre-order required Accepts tourist groups Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
Rooms for seminars Facilities  appropriate for childrenTour guide servicesSouvenire shop Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak GermanHosts speak Russian
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Ludza Craftsmen Centre

Stories are told about ancient Lettigalian lives, the role of craftsmanship at a family farm, the work that farmers used to do, as well as various skills.  Visitors are welcome to take part in the process actively and to enjoy meals featuring old Lettigalian dishes.

For parties For children and teenagers Seminars Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city270 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Optional meals
BBQRooms for  festivitiesRooms for seminarsNo smoking Tour guide servicesBoat tourPicnick areaSouvenire shop Nearest train station2kmNearest bus stop100mNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianOther languages
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"Kalnini"

By the beekeeping farm “Kalniņi” there is a Bee Hut – small wooden house in which you can feel the presence of bees. The hives with seven bee families are built-in the sides of the Bee Hut, but inside the building they are designed as beds or seats. When looking at the building from the outside you can see the bee runs and also bees themselves. In addition, “Kalniņi” also offer different types of bee products – honey, pollen bread, beautiful and aromatic wax candles. It is possible to taste beekeeping products and enjoy a cap of warm tea. Families with kids can participate in educational workshops, learn how to make wax candles and gain information about the daily life in the beekeeping farm.

Since summer 2018 everyone can also visit the House of Crafts, where you can participate in different activities such as Encaustic painting (also known as hot wax painting), create wooden souvenirs with burnt folk signs as well as create wax candles etc. The House of Crafts offers different itineraries for grownups, kids, youngsters and newlyweds. There you can also purchase the offered products - various flower honey, pollen, pollen bread, propolis, cell honey and wax candles.

Nature for Health Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city267 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Cafe Alida

Here you will find untraditional coffee based on ancient recipes that is made from barley, chicory, oak acorns, hemp and carrots.  You will learn about how this coffee is brewed and be offered a taste of it.

Agri Heritage For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city142 Active season months4-10 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
Nearest train station44kmNearest bus stop0.1kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak Russian
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Meza skuki

This is an apiary which you can tour and then taste honey and buy products. There are also sauna rituals for health and beauty.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city205 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The Berghof dairy estate

The granary and cheese-making facility of the former Sieksāte (Berghof) Estate now house a museum (since 1985) which tracks the route of milk from the cow to the finished product. You can try your hand at milking cows and churning butter, and then you can taste what you have created. There is also a garden of fallow deer.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city156 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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The Virzas ceramics workshop

The craftspeople produce interesting clay cups with text, drawings and animal figurines inside them. You can take a tour, watch the specialists at work, and engrave your own texts on dishware. You can also use gypsum moulds to create small animals, work with a potter’s wheel, purchase souvenirs, and order products for yourself.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city204 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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z/s Vilcini

Family farm that is working with poultry and selling eggs for incubation and also for food. In the farm you can see different breed of chickens, pearl chickens, geese and Indian runner ducks. While visiting it is possible to feed the birds and rabbits. During the excursion you can get to know the full cycle from the egg to the grown bird.

On the farm they also grow garlic. Garlic farm is open for visitors. They also grow garlic for further planting.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city133 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The Latgale beer farm "Kolnasata"

This farm brews traditional beer, demonstrating the process and offering tastings.

Programme:

  • Meet the hosts, general introduction to the Kolnasāta farmstead and the Latgalian traditional beer culture.
  • Tour of the brewery, demonstration of the beer making process.
  • Tastings
Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city228 Active season months5-10 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Piksas

This is an exhibition of the life of Latvian President Kārlis Ulmanis, his contribution toward the development of the country, and the development of agriculture from 1918 until 1940.  You will near about the origins and history of bread, as well as about everyday lives on the farm.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city60 Electric vehicle charging available
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Puteni

Here you will learn about the true taste of Latvian life with traditional foods or traditions.  There is an exhibition of horse-related equipment along with a story about how it is used.  You can try your hand at harnessing a horse to a plough or a sled.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city128 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
Farm animals Horseback ridingRide in horse driven sledgeTour guide services
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The Klajumi horse farm

The farm features twelve friendly horses from Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, as well as three eager dogs of various species, along with rabbits, chickens, cows and cats. Here you will feel the true country spirit in four adjoining farms – Klajumi, Ganiņi, Ķemeri and Krasti. The location is near the “Rings of the Daugava” Nature Park, and you can go horseback riding along the border between Latvia and Belarus.

Latvian cuisine: Schnitzel of mushrooms, potato dumplings with dried mushrooms or meat, cream sauce and onions, baked chanterelles with new potatoes, sautéed vegetables and mushrooms, strawberries with ice cream, moonshine liquor.

Special foods: Cranberry fool a la Klajumi

For children and teenagers Active leisure Horseback riding Beautiful sights Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city275 Active season months1-12 Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
FireplaceSteam bathFarm animalsOutdoor firepalceBBQBirch besomNo smokingLiving room available to guests TV Video FishingSwimmingHorseback ridingHorseback riding instructorRide in horse driven sledgeFootball fieldFacilities  appropriate for childrenCross-country skiingTour guide servicesBicycle trailIce skatingNature trailNature watchingSouvenire shop Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationProfessional sauna-consultant
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Leather products and horse tackle at Apkalnmajas

Here you will hear stories about the traditional lifestyle heritage of Latgale, the production of leather goods, horse-related equipment, and local craftsmanship traditions.

Agri Heritage For parties Seminars Distance from countries capital city240 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
BBQRooms for  festivitiesPlace for tentsRooms for seminarsIndoor poolNo smoking FishingSports groundTour guide servicesPicnick areaSouvenire shop Nearest train station3kmNearest bus stop0.5kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest station
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Baking carrot buns "Usi"

Hikers can take a tour to see the industrial history of Kolka, complete with theatrical elements and tasting of Latvia’s best sprats.

By the sea Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city160 Active season months4-10 Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Optional meals Must register in advance Pre-order required
Facilities  appropriate for childrenPicnick area Nearest bus stop0.5kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Ievlejas

The owners will teach you bread baking traditions and use recipes from their ancestors to bake loaves in a true bread oven.

Agri Heritage By the sea Guests8 (2) Bedrooms4 Distance from countries capital city250 Active season months5-9
Steam bathFarm animalsOutdoor firepalceRooms for  festivities20pers.Place for tents FishingSwimmingBerry and mushroom pickingTour guide servicesNature watching Distance to hosts house
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"Pie Andra Pitraga"

Visitors can help to smoke fish, including plaice, bream and garfish, taste the resulting food and listen to stories about seashore fishing traditions. The homestead also features some 20 type of shoreline fencing that are typical of the so-called Liv Shore.

Agri Heritage Guests4 (2) Bedrooms1 (1) Distance from countries capital city170 Active season months5-10 Accommodation available
No smoking
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Latvia

An antique musical instrument workshop

The exhibition features more than 100 different instruments that have been played in Latvia during the past 120 years, including accordions, harmonicas, hurdy-gurdies, kokles, zithers, castanets and many others.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city245
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The Ance Estate

The lady of the house will teach visitors to bake carrot buns and talk about the history of the pastry.  The workshop of a craftsmanship group offers a look at the work of craftsmen and a chance to try the crafts yourself.

Agri Heritage Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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The Andrupene farm

This is an authentic Lettigalian farm which dates back to the early 20th century. It features a house, granary, cattle shed, sauna and smithy. Folklore groups perform here. You can celebrate the Summer Solstice, attend a St Michael’s Day market and learn ancient craftsmanship skills. Lettigalian foods are served to groups.
Latvian cuisine: Cottage cheese pierogi, pancakes, homemade bread, butter, cheese, herbal teas, moonshine alcohol.
Special foods: Andrupene bread.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city252 Active season months1-12 Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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The potter Stanislavs Vilums

The potter works with ancient traditions and offers authentic circumstances in a modern environment.  Visitors can hear stories about the history and traditions of pottery, work with clay and take part in the opening of the kiln.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city250 Active season months4-10 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianOther languages
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Bakery and campsite IEVLEJAS

Sweet and sour rye bread is baked here on the hearth of a wood-fired oven, following an old family recipe and using home-grown, historical varieties of rye flour. The dough consists of rye or barley flour, salt, sugar, caraway seas and natural yeast. You can help to bake the bread, taste and buy it, and tour the farm’s museum. The farm grows its own grain in an environmentally friendly way. 

Available for purchase: sweet and sour rye bread, sweet and sour rye bread with peas, garlic, seeds, hemp, or without sugar.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city250 Active season months4-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups
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Rokdarbnieku kopa "Paukers"

They work together since 1996. The members are knitting woollen socks, mittens, scarfs, sweaters, embroider sofa cushions, blankets, table cloths, paint on scarfs and ties, weaves blankets, towels, carpets, bookmarks, crochet toys, clothing, blankets as well as creates wickerwork and wooden ware, they demonstrate the baking process of traditional Latvian sklandrauši and tea making. The knitters from the organisation created the traditional mittens for the NATO summit guests in Riga. The visitors can view the different products, learn different crafts, bake sklandrauši and make different tea mixes themselves. They also offer excursions in the renovated Ance’s manor castle.

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The blacksmith Janis Lubka

The craftsman produces practical and household items on the basis of Latvian ethnography, also continuing old traditions related to Latvian blacksmith operations. You can forge your own nail or horseshoe.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city265 Active season months1-12 Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
BBQ Nearest train station28kmNearest bus stop4kmNearest town Hosts speak Russian
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The Suitu Maize bakery

The lady of the house demonstrates and teaches traditions related to the baking of bread and carrot buns.  While the buns are in the oven, she will talk about the Suiti region and offer a look at Suiti folk costumes.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city184 Active season months5-10 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
Hosts speak Russian
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The “Zvejnieki” holiday house

This home is in an old fishing village, and the residents still go fishing in the lake.  Visitors can look at a typical fishing village and fishing nets, as well as taste fish that have been caught in the lake.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city230 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers
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The Sidrabi farm

This farm grows a brand of hemp that has been inherited from the ancestors of the lady of the house.  She will be happy to tell you about how hemp is processed and offer you a taste of hemp milk, ice cream and tea.

Beautiful sights Fishing For parties Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city106 Active season months5-11 Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
Steam bathBBQBirch besomRooms for  festivitiesPlace for tentsNo smoking FishingSwimmingBoatsTable games, etc.Picnick areaNature watching Nearest train station6kmNearest bus stop1kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationProfessional sauna-consultant
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The potter Viktors Pankovs

You can produce your own beer stein, candelabra or teacup with your name on it, and it will be fired in the same kiln which the master craftsman uses. He will wait for you to return to the location to pick up what you have designed. You can purchase clay dishware, work with clay, help to open the kiln, take a tour, and listen to stories about pottery traditions in Latgale.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city240 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Zemnieku saimnieciba Ballas

A beekeeping operation with traditional Latvian hives.  You will learn all about beekeeping traditions.

Agri Heritage For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city179 Active season months6-8 Accommodation available Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
Steam bathBBQPlace for tents
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The Prenclavu windmill

The owners are maintaining the old windmill of their family.  You can take a look at the mechanisms of the mill.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city225 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Latvia

Strauti

The Strauti farm is on the eastern edge of hillocks in Embūte.  The southern edge of the farm neighbours large forests with many wild animals.  Alongside is a former fowl farm.  The farm breeds rabbits, sheep, fowl, two horses and a pony.  It has a herd of cows, including Latvian Blue cows.  The farm offers tours for schoolchildren and others.  Contact the farm in advance to purchase rabbit meat, wool and vegetables.  The farm is biological.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city181 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
Rooms for seminars Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Environmental and health farm UPMAL‎I

This demonstration farm offers training in biological farming, grows medicinal plants and shares information about how they were used in the past and are used today.

Heritage gardens Nature for Health Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city133 Active season months5-10 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Latvia

A banquet on the farm, restaurant "Otra puse"

Groups are offered feasts related to fishing, songs and dances.  Guests can watch how fish are smoked, learn more about the work of fishermen, and learn how to bake carrot buns.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city120 Active season months5-10 Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available
Facilities  appropriate for children
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Latvia

Smoking fish with Vilis Tarlaps

The fisherman’s homestead that is alongside the Kolka Lutheran Church offers a look at how fish are smoked and prepared. You can taste the fish and purchase fish that were caught in the sea (mostly plaice).

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city155 Active season months6-8 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latgolys smakovka

You will learn all about how moonshine has been produced since olden days and up to the present day.

Programme:

  • Meet the host – the distillery master. Introduction of the estate’s history, a walk around the park and estate buildings and Hitler’s bunker.
  • Guided tour of the distillery and explanation of the distilling equipment and process.
  • Tasting of the product.
  • Traditional Latgalian meal
Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city280 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Farm BITNIEKI

This farm uses traditional hives to extract honey, and it offers a look at hives that were used in the past.  The owners are happy to talk about the development of beekeeping in Latvia and their experience in this regard.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city201 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The Aglona Bread Museum

At this museum, you will learn all about the baking of bread from grain to loaf, and you can make your own loaves, too. You can taste bread and herbal teas. There are theatrical performances related to christenings, weddings, birthdays, etc. Local foods such as dumplings and soups made of dried mushrooms or lake fish are served. The museum sells freshly baked bread, as well as the work of local craftspeople. The hostess is a master baker and a member of the Chamber of Crafts.

Latvian cuisine: Lake fish soup, cottage cheese dumplings and other traditional Lettigalian dishes.

Special food: Soup of dried mushrooms.

Agri Heritage For parties Distance from countries capital city218 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required Accommodation available Optional meals
Rooms for  festivities55pers.Rooms for seminars Fishing100mFacilities  appropriate for childrenPicnick areaNature watchingSouvenire shop Nearest restaurant Hosts speak Russian
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Macibu drava "Kare"

Mācību drava "Kāre" piedāvā iepazīties ar bišu valstības noslēpumiem. Interesanta iepazīšanās ar brīnumiem un noslēpumiem bišu saimes dzīvē. Apmeklētājiem ir iespēja ietērpties speciālos aizsargtērpos un bitenieka vadībā iepazīties ar dzīvas bišu saimes smaržu. Veselībai un dzīvespriekam iespējams iegādāties - medu, bišu maizi, bet romantiskai noskaņai - smaržīgas bišu vaska svecītes.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city219 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Maras drava

Located in one of the most untouched corners of northern Latgale. Already from the spring they offer worker bee and later both, young and producing bee, propolis and wax mixture candles, pollen bread and propolis in butter. The workshop produces bee hives and other apiary equipment.

Agri Heritage Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Mezaciruli

This multisectoral farm is happy to receive guests and talk about the origins of their fam, also demonstrating exhibition agricultural processes.

Agri Heritage For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city74 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Rooms for seminars Souvenire shop Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Latvia

The Ausekli windmill

Visitors can see traditional Latvian farm with an ancient tool collection (household tools, machinery etc), as well as renovated mill building. In real bread oven can bake bread and buns.

Programme:

  • Meet the guide, introduction.
  • A tour of the museum buildings and exhibitions: the windmill, 9 the farm machinery, the smithy, collections of shoe making, carpentry, ironing, photography equipment, radios, coins and paper money, childrens’ toys, etc.
  • During the excursion visitors can try out milling flour in the windmill.
Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city70 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accommodation available
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Smoking fish with Andris at Pitrags

Visitors can help to smoke fish, taste the resulting food and listen to stories about seashore fishing traditions. The homestead also features some 20 type of shoreline fencing that are typical of the so-called Liv Shore.

Walking Agri Heritage By the sea Active leisure Distance from countries capital city170 Active season months5-10 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Place for tentsNo smoking BicyclesSports groundPicnick areaNature trail Nearest bus stop1300mNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest station
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Kudraji

The farm grows peas, grits and beans, and it breeds cattle. Visitors can take a tour to learn about biodynamic agricultural techniques.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city175 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

The Lapegles farm

This farm has some 150 hives of bees which are carefully tended by beekeepers. The farm also produces nectar plats such as buckwheat, clover and phacelia. You will learn all about beekeeping and taste and purchase beekeeping products.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city250 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
Hosts speak Russian
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Latvia

The Dundenieki ceramics workshop

These craftspeople produce magnificent Lettigalian ceramics. You can watch a video about pottery which shows how a piece of clay can be turned into dishware. You can take a tour, try your own hand at the potter’s wheel, and purchase finished products.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city233 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The potter Aivars Uspelis and the painter Vesma Uspele

Visitors can watch traditional pottery processes and look at a collection of ancient irons and farm equipment that have been collected from the nearby territory.

Programme:

• Demonstration of making a clay pot on the potter’s wheel.

• Explanation of the firing pit and the firing process.

• Seeing the collection of ceramics and paintings.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city240 Active season months5-10 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

The Klapatas ceramics workshop

The craftswomen produce clay dishes, vases, candlesticks, chandeliers, garden ceramics and small objects. Clay dishes with wooden handles are interesting. The women will offer you a tour of their workshop, a chance to see them at work or to try out your own skills at the potter’s wheel, as well as to purchase objects which have already been manufactured.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city146 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
BBQPlace for tents FishingPicnick area Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Latvia

Regina Kalnina, weaver and knitter of mittens

Regīna Kalniņa is one of the best known craftswomen in Kurzeme. She weaves blankets and shawls and knits colourful mittens. She also sews Rucava and Nīca folk costumes. The process of weaving and knitting can be viewed. Regīna’s products are widely demanded in Latvia and in other European countries.

Agri Heritage Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Meduspils

Tours of a beekeeping information with stories about traditions and the everyday work of beekeepers.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city100 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
No smoking Facilities  appropriate for childrenPicnick area Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak Russian
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Latvia

THE GARDEN OF SKAIDRITE BAUZE

Eine der berühmtesten Volkskunsthandwerkerinnen, die ihre 170 Paare Handschuhe umfassende Kollektion ausstellt.

Agriculture Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city70 Active season months5-9 Must register in advance Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
Outdoor firepalce Nearest town
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The Untumi horse farm

This farm maintains a herd of horses and purchases horses that satisfy historical requirements related to species of horses in Latvia.

Programme:

  • Farm excursion: meet the hosts, learn about the farm history and operations today, as well as how many and what breeds of horses are kept. Upon prior arrangement, guests can take a horseback ride or a cart ride. There are 5–6 horses available for a visitor group.
  • Master class “How to harness a horse”: meet the hosts, introduction about the farm, explanation of the equipment and demonstration of harnessing a horse. Programme duration ~1 hour. Extra option – upon prior arrangement guests can try their hand at harnessing a horse.
  • Wedding programme: a ride in a horse driven cart, a photo session, quiz games.
Agri Heritage Horseback riding Wellbeing Tourism Nature for Health Distance from countries capital city235 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Disable Access Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Farm animalsBBQPlace for tents Horseback ridingHorseback riding instructorRide in horse driven sledgePicnick areaNature watching Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak GermanHosts speak Russian
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The Betas farm

Saimniecībā uzņem viesus, kuriem ir padziļināta interese par lopkopību, demonstrē lopu audzēšanu agrāk un mūsdienās, stāsta par selekciju un rīko gaļas lopu izsoles.  

Agri Heritage For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city155 Active season months1-12 Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Must register in advance
Rooms for seminars Facilities  appropriate for childrenPicnick areaSouvenire shop Hosts speak Russian