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Latvia

A memorial to Daugava rafters

The monument is on the banks of the Daugava River opposite Kaļķu Street in Pļaviņas.  The symbolic raft is made of  logs and stones, and around it are informational stands with photographs that tell the story of the heavy work that rafters on the Daugava once did in terms of overcoming the rapids of the river.

Distance from countries capital city119 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

Krisjanim Valdemaram veltitais piemineklis

Meklējams Ostas ielas promenādes malā, 100 m ziemeļaustrumos no Ventspils Livonijas ordeņa pils. Veltīts jaunlatviešu kustības aizsācējam, publicistam un politiķim, kā arī pirmās Latvijas jūrskolas dibinātājam. Uz soliņa sēdošais Krišjānis ar savu skatu „pavada” katru ostā ienākošo izejošo kuģi.

Distance from countries capital city191
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Latvia

Pieminas akmens Bernatos

Pie ceļa, kas no Bernātu ciema centra ved uz jūru, redzamas augstas ar mežu apaugušas kāpas. Uz vienas kāpas (ir norāde) novietots piemiņas akmens ar pirmā Latvijas Valsts prezidenta Jāņa Čakstes 1924. g. teiktiem vārdiem: “Te jābūt kūrortam.” Atrodas Bernātu dabas parkā.

Distance from countries capital city232
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Latvia

Pieminas zime zemgalu aiziesanai no Dobeles

Bērzes upes labajā krastā, vietā, kur tagad paceļas Dobeles pilsdrupas, jau 1. gadu tūkstotī p. m. ē. atradās zemgaļu apmetne un vēlāk – koka pils. Gandrīz simts gadus pils izturēja vairākus krustnešu uzbrukumus un aplenkumus, un tikai 1289. g., kad vācieši bija pilnībā izpostījuši apvidu un tālāka pretošanās kļuva bezcerīga, zemgaļi paši nodedzināja savu koka pili un neuzvarēti aizgāja uz Lietuvu. 700 gadus vēlāk, 1989. gadā, godinot zemgaļu cilšu piemiņu, bijušās senpilsētas vietā tika atklāta piemiņas zīme, ko veidojis mākslinieks Mārtiņš Zaurs. Akmenī iecirsts teksts: “Zini, no šīs vietas pirms 700 gadiem zemgaļi aizgāja lepni un brīvi”, kā arī dzejnieka Viļa Plūdoņa vārdi : “Mēs svešā malā ejam, bet sirds mums paliek te”.  

Distance from countries capital city76 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

A rock to commemorate the battle at Skrunda

The rock is in the square outside the Skrunda Cultural Centre.  It was installed in 2005 in honour of the victory of Col Oskars Kalpaks and his battalion over the Bolsheviks.  During the Latvian liberation battles, on January 22, 1919, the Bolsheviks occupied Skrunda.  Kalpaks’ battalion headed toward the town on January 29 from the Rudbārži Estate.  After a three-hour battle, the victory was won, with the battalion taking over a strategic line near the banks of the Venta River.   This was the first victory for Kalpaks’ men after many retreats, and that inspired the rest of the liberation battles.

Distance from countries capital city147 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

Dobeles atbrivosanas piemineklis

Atrodas 0,1 km ziemeļos no Dobeles pilsdrupām - laukumā starp Tērvetes ielu un Liepājas šoseju. Tas veltīts 1. pasaules karā un Latvijas Brīvības cīņās kritušajiem kareivjiem. 1940. g. pilsētas Vienības laukumā atklāto pieminekli (tēlnieks K. Zemdega) desmit gadus vēlāk uzspridzināja, bet 1996. g. atklāja no jauna (tēlniece I. Berga). Laukumā apskatāms 1989. g. uzstādītais piemiņas akmens (tēlnieks M. Zaurs) zemgaļu aiziešanai no Dobeles, kas notika 1289. g. Pirms aiziešanas uz Lietuvu, tie nodedzināja savu koka pili Dobeles pilskalnā. No laukuma paveras labs foto – rakurss uz Dobeles pilsdrupām.

Distance from countries capital city72
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Latvia

The Rainis Moon Daughter Grave

The grave of Ida Apsāne, who was known as the “moon daughter” of the great Latvian poet and playwright Rainis can be found in the old Lašu Lutheran Cemetery, which is 200 m to the North of the Lašu Lutheran Church. The text on the grave reads “Ida Marie Apsahn, b. March 23, 1867, d. April 10, 1887.” Other members of her family are also buried here.

Distance from countries capital city184
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Latvia

A commemorative room at the Lestene Cemetery of the Brethren

The exhibit features information about the history of the Džūkste and Lestene parishes, as well as the events and consequences of World War II.  Donations are requested from those who visit the museum.

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Latvia

A memorial to the brigade of General Balodis

Near the A9 road and to the West of the Batari homestead, the monument commemorates a battle between the brigade of General Jānis Balodis and Bolshevik troops on March 22, 1919.  The monument was consecrated in 1936.
 

 

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Latvia

Summer Cottage of the Writer R. Kaudzite

Reinis Kaudzīte, co-author of the first Latvian novel “Times of the Land-Surveyors” (“Mērnieku laiki”) stayed in Pēterupe Village from 1913. 
In 1913 R. Kaudzīte bought a small property (currently No. 17 School Street), where he spent the last years of his life along with the lady of the house Karlīna Damroze. After the death of R. Kaudzīte, Karlīne – the well-known and respected midwife – continued to run the household. During Soviet times, the house was converted into a residential building. The neighbouring garden-house also acquired the status of a one-room flat, which in 11 August 1991 was turned into the Public Museum of Saulkrasti History. In 2008 the basic idea of the museum was changed and the house underwent redecoration. Now the museum is dedicated to the life of Reinis Kaudzīte in Pēterupe. The exhibition consists of furniture, crockery, household items, tools, photographs and other items of the early 20th century contributed by Saulkrasti residents. 
“Neighbour’s bench” and a signpost with references to places where the writer once travelled to are located in the garden by the building.

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Latvia

Memorial to Janis Cakste

Opposite the tower of the Church of the Holy Trinity, the monument was designed by Arta Dumpe and commemorates Latvia’s first president, Jānis Čakste (1859-1927).  It was consecrated on November 14, 2003, precisely 81 years after the statesman was elected to the important position.

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Latvia

Gosupes velns

Atrodas 3 km dienvidos no Velēnas luterāņu baznīcas. Savdabīgo akmens velna skulptūru 1955. g. kā „pieminekli” meliorācijas darbiem veidojis vietējais iedzīvotājs Vilis Zvaigznītis.

Distance from countries capital city164
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ЛИТЕНЕ

Name of Litene is associated with one of the most tragic pages of Latvian history. In twenties and thirties of the 20th century a Latvian Army summer camp was located nearby, where in the summer of 1941 Latvian officers faced the communist terror: Nearly five hundred officers of Latvian army were sent to Norilsk in Siberia, part of them was shot and secretly buried in the nearby forest. At the end of the summer of 1941 about 300 civilians, mostly Jews, were shot there by the army of Nazi Germany. Today, honouring the memory of people killed, memorial and memorial sites are created.

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Latvia

The Carnikava cemetery

A cemetery has been found in this location since 1773, and among those who are buried there is the outstanding Latvian poet Ojārs Vācietis (1933-1983).   A monument commemorating him is here, as is the Carnikava Estate repository that was built in the 18th century.  The gravestone of a lessor of the estate, Falck, is also in the cemetery.

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Latvia

A monument to soldiers who fell during liberation battles in Rujiena

The monument is in the Bērtuļi cemetery and has a brass plaque that reads “With deep thanks to fallen heroes of the Latvian people.  The 10th Rūjiena Vanagi district.”  On the other side of the monument, the words “God, Fatherland, Nation” are engraved.  The monument was restored in 1989.

Distance from countries capital city150 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

A monument to Karlis Baumanis

In Limbazi, in the crossroads of Cesu and Dailes streets, there is a monument dedicated to the author of Latvian anthem. The monument was designed by the sculptors Zigrīda Rapa and Juris Rapa.  It was unveiled on May 16, 1998, when Limbaži was celebrating its 775th anniversary.

Distance from countries capital city88
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Latvia

A commemorative sign for the Baltic Way

This is one of few open air objects to honour the globally unique Baltic Way demonstration, during which several million residents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joined hands in an unbroken chain that stretched from Tallinn all the way to Vilnius.  The monument is at the former border crossing point at Unguriņi on the border between Latvia and Estonia, and it was installed on the 20th anniversary of the demonstration on August 23, 2009.  It was designed by the metal artist Andris Dukurs.

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Latvia

The Sower sculpture

This 1939 monument was designed by Kārlis Zemdega and is dedicated to Agriculture Minister Arturs Alberings from the first period of Latvian independence.  The monument shows a young man with a grain basket.  The monument disappeared during the Soviet occupation, and a gypsum statue of a Pioneer was installed instead.  In 1977, children found some parts of the old sculpture buried in the ground, and 10 years later someone found the head of the monument.  After a restoration, the Sower sculpture is now in its historical location – in the Terneja Park alongside Rīgas Street.

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Latvia

The Valpene pyramid

This pile of big rocks stands around 9 m high and is some kind of monument to Krišjānis Barons and his achievements on behalf of the Latvian people.  His parents lived at the Valpene Estate, and the rocks contain engraved names of lost homesteads from the region.  Their direction in the pyramid indicates where the homesteads used to be.  The idea for the rocks came from Imants Ziedonis, and the pyramid was built by the sculptor Vilnis Titāns.

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Latvia

Могила Слепого Индрикиса

Находится~ в 4 км, не доезжая до Априки (установлен указатель) – Гибортское кладбище. Слепой Индрикис (1783 – 1828) был латышом, опубликовавшим первое собрание стихов на латышском языке (1806 г.). Индрикис был слепым с 5-летнего возраста и был необразован. Его стихи записал и издал в упомянутом году священник Априкского прихода K. Г. Элверфелдс. На кладбище установлен памятный камень (1935 г.) и созданное Вилнисом Титансом «Аустрас кокс» с надписью шрифтом Брайля.

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Latvia

Piemineklis boja gajusajiem jurniekiem un zvejniekiem Liepaja

Atrodas Kūrmājas prospekta turpinājumā pie gājēju ietves, kas ved uz jūru. Piemineklis (uzstādīts 1977. g.) simbolizē sievieti, kas gaida mājās pārnākam savu vīrieti.

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Latvia

Ancient Scandinavian gravesites

Ancient Scandinavian gravesites are found near Grobiņa at the Liepu alley (as are the ancient Priediena graves). The skeleton, fire and hillock graves date back to the 4th to the 10th century. A dig in 1987 led to the discovery of a unique and richly ornamented gravestone from the 8th or 9th century which was produced in honour of a fallen Scandinavian soldiers. It is now housed at the Liepāja Museum of History and Art and is the only discovery of its kind in the south-eastern reaches of the Baltic Sea.

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Latvia

Katrinas pieminas akmens

Uzpludinātās Zveņģupītes kreisajā krastā – neliela meža pudura malā (170 m no Rīgas – Daugavpils šosejas (A 6)) atrodas 1991. g. atklātais (autors: Juris Zihmanis) akmens – piemiņas vieta 17. gs. Lielvārdes meitenei Katrīnai, kura kā ragana sadedzināta sārtā.

Distance from countries capital city57
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Latvia

A commemoration sign for refugees fleeing to Sweden

In Ošvalki, which is between Jūrkalne and Sārnate, there is a commemorative sign, “Sail of Hope,” which commemorates Latvians who sought to cross the Baltic Sea to Sweden during the latter period of World War II in 1944 and 1945.  The sign is in the dunes between the road and the sea.

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Latvia

A monument to the Staburags cliff

The monument dedicated to the Staburags cliff was installed in 2003.  Designed by the sculptress Solveiga Vasiļeva, the monument is known as “The Ear of God,” and it is installed in the place where the reservoir of the Pļaviņas hydroelectric power plant flooded one of Latvia’s most interesting geological monuments.  Staburags relates to many legends and stories told by rafters.  It stood 18.5 m high and was a sandstone cliff on the left bank of the Daugava River, dating back to the last Ice Age.  The Liepavots stream that trickled out of the cliff is now also underwater.  Staburags and the flooded Daugava quarry were once among the most popular tourist destinations in Latvia.

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Latvia

Piemineklis jurniekiem un zvejniekiem Ventspili

Atrodas Ostas ielas rietumu galā. No laukakmeņiem veltīto kompozīciju uzstādīja 1938. g. (idejas autors – bijušais Ventspils ostas kapteinis V. Ābelnieks) un tā ir piemiņa visiem zvejniekiem un jūrniekiem, kuriem atdusas vieta ir jūras dzelme.

Distance from countries capital city191
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Latvia

Memorial to the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way

The memorial to the day when people in the Baltic States joined hands in an unbroken chain stretching from Tallinn through Rīga and on to Vilnius on August 23, 1989, is at the 25th kilometre of the Rīga-Bauska highway, near the little Ķekaviņa River.

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Latvia

Monument to the First World War victims

There is a memorial to the victims of World War I on the side of the Klapkalnciems-Tukums road.

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Latvia

"Crocodile"

This 1995 sculpture by Oļegs Skarainis is at the corner of Dinsberģa and Talsu streets in Dundaga, near the local dairy.  It is dedicated to the strong men of the town, including former Dundaga resident Arvīds Blūmentāls (1925-2006), who lived in Australia, was a great crocodile hunter (some 10,000 in all), and served as a prototype for Paul Hogan in the famous movie “Crocodile Dundee.” 

Distance from countries capital city153
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Latvia

Kurzemes hercogu kapenes

Jelgavas pils dienvidaustrumu spārna cokolstāvā ir iepazīstamas Kurzemes un Zemgales valdnieku - Ketleru un Bīronu dzimtas kapenes (laika posms no 1569. – 1791. g.), kur apskatāmi 18 restaurētie sarkofāgi. Šī ir Baltijas mērogā nozīmīga vieta, kas noteikti jāapmeklē ikvienam vēstures interesentam.

Distance from countries capital city44
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Latvia

The Tireli or Antini Cemetery of the Brethren

This is the largest cemetery of the brethren from the World War I period, and it is the final resting place for some 1,800 Latvian Riflemen, as well as some 2,000 soldiers who served in various Russian army units and were reinterred during the 1930s.  There is a monument at the centre of the graveyard.

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Latvia

A commemorative stone at the home of Rainis’ parents

The stone is in the small village of Vasiļova, which is along the Daugavpils-Rēzekne (A13) road.  The Vasiļova Semi-Estate used to be leased by the father of the great Latvian playwright Rainis, Krišjānis Pliekšāns.

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Latvia

Memorial sign “Svetakmens" or “Cult Stone”

On 14 June 1991, this sign sculpted by Zezostrs Ķēde in memory of the repressions of 1941 and 1949 was unveiled in the garden of Pēterupe Church.

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Latvia

Gedenkzeichen Hoffnungssegel

Das Gedenkzeichen in Ošvalki, das den lettischen Flüchtlingen (1944 – 1945) gewidmet ist, die über die Ostsee in Fischerbooten nach Schweden geflüchtet sind.

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Latvia

Pieminas akmens Marisam Vetram

Latviešu dziedātāja un rakstnieka Marisa Vētras (īstais vārds – Morics Blumbergs) (1901. – 1965.) piemiņas akmens pie viņa dzimtajām mājām „Dārtiņām”. Norādes uz akmeni nav, tādēļ objektam var pabraukt arī garām.

Distance from countries capital city174
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Latvia

Mara of Latgale

Located in the centre of Atbrīvošanas Alley, this statue is a monument to the liberation of Latgale and the unity of Latvia and is officially called “Unified for Latvia.”  The bronze monument was unveiled in 1939 (sculptor K. Jansons, designer L. Tomačisks).  In 1940, the Soviet regime tried to destroy the monument, but it was restored in August 1943.  A second attempt to destroy the monument occurred in June 1950, and this time the process was successful.  After the restoration of Latvia’s independence, “Māra of Latgale” was installed for a third time on August 3, 1992, sculpted by the son of K. Jansons, A. Jansons, on the basis of old designs.  “Māra of Latgale” is one of the best examples of monumental sculpture in Latvia.  Latvian mythology personifies the goddess Māra as a provider of fertility for earth and a protection of life.  The cross that is part of the ensemble is a symbol of the Christian faith.

Distance from countries capital city240
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Latvia

A monument to those who fell during Latvia’s liberation battles

Near Karva along the old Alūksne-Ape road, the monument was unveiled on November 12, 1937.  It was designed by the architect Verners Vitands and contains the text “Soldiers from the Valmiera Brigade who fell during Latvia’s liberation battles in 1919; I rested my head on the moss and defended my fatherland.”  The monument was torn down in 1975 and restored in 1944.

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Estonia

Denkmal-schutzgebiet Rebala

Die nach dem Bau der Straße Tallinn – Narva gefundene und rekonstruierte 36 alte Bestattungen (8. – 7. Jh. vor Christus) ist ein interessantes archiologisches Denkmal mit einem Besucherzentrum und einer geschichtlichen Ausstellung.

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Latvia

Pieminas akmens Arvidam Manfeldam

Atrodas Rucavas – Bārtas ceļa malā (pagrieziens uz Bārtas Romas katoļu baznīcu). Veltīts melioratoram Arvīdam Manfeldam – bijušā Liepājas rajona meliorācijas uzņēmuma priekšniekam kā pateicība no vietējiem iedzīvotājiem par ceļiem un tiltiem.

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Latvia

The Daugava rock

Located in the south-eastern part of Piedruja and on the banks of the Daugava River, the rock can be accessed via the local path or a local land road.  The rock was sculpted by Vilnis Titāns, who engraved the name of the Daugava River in seven languages – Latvian, Livonian, Estonian, Polish, Russian, German and Finnish.  Opposite the rock is Druja, which is in Belarus, as well as a large island that splits the river in two.  A temporary permit is needed to visit Piedruja.

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Latvia

A monument to the soldiers of the 7th Sigulda Infantry Brigade

The monument is on a hillock along the lovely shores of Lake Alūksne and alongside Pleskavas Street (P 40).  The monument was unveiled on June 20, 1923, by Latvian President Jānis Čakste and was designed by the sculptor Jūlijs Miesnieks.  It features a shield with crossed words, and the text reads “For fallen soldiers from the 7th Sigulda regiment, 1919-1920), and on the other side there is a text “Better to take my head than our fatherland.”  The monument was torn down during the Soviet occupation (1953) and restored in 2009.

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Latvia

The Freedom Monument in Krustpils

The Freedom Monument is opposite the Krustpils Castle in Rīgas Street. Built in 1925 and restored in 1992 (by A. Birznieks), the monument honours people from Krustpils who fell during Latvia’s liberation battles. There are good views of the Little Daugava, Daugavsala, and the Ādamsona (Krustpils) island.

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Latvia

The Janis Dalins Stadium

The stadium was opened in 1938 and has been rebuilt several times since then.  Outside the stadium is a memorial stone to honour of Jānis Dāliņš (1904-1978), who set several world records in race walking.  He won a silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1932.  The first Three Star Olympiad was held in the stadium in 1993.  The stadium is of national importance as an athletics stadium that hosts international competitions and various athletic activities.  It is known as the most youth-friendly facility of its type.

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Latvia

Oskara Kalpaka piemineklis Lielauce

15.janvāra naktī Kalpaka bataljons izcīnīja pirmo kauju pie Lielauces, atvairot sarkano uzbrukumu. Tā bija pirmā nozīmīgā Kalpaka bataljona kauja, kad uzvara karavīriem deva īpaši spēcīgu morālu stimulu. 1934. gada 19. augustā pie Lielauces luterāņu baznīcas atklāja pelēkā granītā veidoto pieminekli Oskara Kalpaka bataljona pirmās kaujas vietā. Piemiņas zīme veidota pēc arhitekta P. Dreimaņa meta. Lielauces kauja notika 1919. gada naktī no 15. uz 16. janvāri starp kalpakiešu Cēsu un Virsnieku rotu no vienas puses un 2. strēlnieku pulka karavīriem. 50. gadu sākumā piemineklis tika iznīcināts, bet atjaunots 1991. gadā

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Latvia

The Valdemars alley in Roja

This site has a commemorative stone which speaks to Krišjānis Valdemārs’ achievements in the development of the Latvian state.  This used to be the location of the Roja or Lubezere maritime school, and the home for teachers is still there.  A private medical practice is in the building right now.  The maritime school existed from 1873 to 1915 and was wrecked during World War I.  The school trained helmsmen for short-distance trips.  Tuition was free, and classes were taught in Latvian.  Latvian sailors were known in Russia and abroad, including the Americas.  They were respected for their serious approach to their work, their honesty and their loyalty. (Source: Roja TIC)

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Latvia

Memorial to the Feliksberga Maritime School

3 km to the south of the centre of Jūrkalne, near the old (gravelled) road between Liepāja and Jūrkalne, is the place where the three-year Feliksberga Maritime School existed between 1871 and 1902.  The building is long gone, and the memorial has involves an oaken boat with two wooden poles on which old ownership signs have been engraved.

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Latvia

The Krimulda Castle ruins

The Krimulda Castle was built in the latter half of the 13th century.  It was located where the right bank of the ancient Gauja River valley is split by the deep Vikmeste ravine.  The castle was owned by the council of archbishops from Rīga, and it was an impressive structure with a large interior courtyard and a defensive wall that was 1.5 m thick.  The Swedish military blew up the castle when retreating in 1601.  Today the castle hill is forested, and only a small fragment of the castle wall can still be seen.  It is near the ruins that you will find the Sigulda aerial tram and the Krimulda serpentine road – the only object of its kind in the Baltic States.

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Latvia

Liela dziesmu vieta “Dzintari” un virsdirigenta Haralda Medna pieminas maja

Lielā dziesmu vieta "Dzintari" ir ievērojama ar to, ka tieši tur 1866. gadā norisinājās pirmie latviešu skolēnu koru svētki. Lai iezīmētu šo vietu, 2015. gada vasarā  Madonas novada, Praulienas pagasta, Šūpuļkalnā (Madona – Varakļāni ceļa malā) tika uzstādīts Ivara Mailīša veidotais vides objekts “Latvija skan”. Šajā vietā atrodas arī māja, kurā dzīvojis ievērojamais koru virsdiriģents Haralds Mednis (1906-2000). Lai saglabātu mākslinieka piemiņu, 2016. gadā durvis vēra Haralda Medņa 20. gs. 30. gados uzceltā māja “Dzintari”. Tajā apskatāma izstādes par virsdiriģentu Haraldu Medni un Pirmajiem latviešu skolēnu koru svētkiem. Vietai dots skanīgs nosaukums – Lielā dziesmu vieta “Dzintari”. 

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Latvia

A memorial to the Livs of the Daugava region and their leader, Ako

Not far from the Rīga ring road on the Right Bank of the Daugava is a monument designed by the sculptor Ģirts Burvis in 1994, which is dedicated to the Livs of the Daugava region and their Mārtiņsala leader, Ako,  who led a battle against the Holy Crusades in 2016.  Around the monument is a large area for leisure and perambulations.  This is one of the loveliest locations in the lower reaches of the river.  A bit further along are information stands about the history of the banks of the river before the construction of the Rīga hydroelectric power plant.

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Latvia

Neibade Monument

In 1877, Baron August von Pistohlkors, celebrating the merits of his ancestors in the foundation and development of Neibāde, ordered a monument to be erected in the park. After World War I, in the early 1930s, the monument was accidentally found during the cleaning of the bed of the River Ķīšupe. The monument was renovated by the Neibāde Aid and Improvement Society and officially reopened in 1933. The monument also suffered damage after World War II. Now the monument is restored and located in the park of the open-air stage.

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Latvia

Serojosa mate

1996. g. atklātais piemineklis (tēlniece: A. Veinbaha) Dagdā (starp Asūnes un Rēzeknes ielām) ir piemiņas vieta komunisma terora upuriem. No šejienes paveras labs skats uz salām bagāto Dagdas ezeru.

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Latvia

Livanu atbrivosanas piemineklis

Meklējams 0,3 km no Līvānu dzelzceļa stacijas – Fabrikas un Stacijas ielu krustojuma tuvumā. Ideja par Līvānu atbrīvošanas pieminekli radās jau 1929. g., taču to īstenoja 1935. gadā (arhitekts Pāvils Dreimanis). Tā galvenais elements bija 15 tonnas smags Krievijas armijas pamests lielgabala stobrs. 1958. gadā pieminekli iznīcināja, jo tas nebija „tīkams” padomju varai. No jauna to atklāja 2004. gadā. Piemineklis veltīts brīvības cīņās kritušo latviešu kareivju piemiņai, kuri 1919. g. ieņēma un atbrīvoja pilsētu no lieliniekiem.

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Estonia

Alte Grabstätte Muuksi

Größe Steinkreisen. In der Mitte befindet sich eine oder mehrere „Steinkapseln” für einen Verstorbenen. Wurden im Eisen- und Bronzealter errichtet.

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Latvia

A memorial to Gustavs Zemgals

The memorial to Latvian President Gustavs Zemgals (1871-1939) was first installed in 1990 at the Brātiņi homestead, where he grew up.  In 2016 it was moved to the Džukste memorial park.

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Latvia

A monument and Cemetery of the Brethren in Smarde

The memorial site with a 1936 monument produced by the sculptor Kārlis Zāle is located in Smārde near the Smārde-Tukums road.  It commemorates 38 soldiers who fell during World War I.  Between 1915 and 1917, the front line was near Smārde.  Many men were killed, and they were buried at the local swamp.  It was only after the war that they were reburied in Smārde, Kūdra, Ķemeri, and Sloka.

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Latvia

The Madonna Orans sculpture

Located at the Rūjiena High School, this Kārlis Zemdega sculpture was installed in 1936 in honour of a local teacher, Jūlija Skuiņa, who drowned in 1936 at the age of 24.  There are various legends about her death, one of which talks about a tragic love story involving the Rev Roberts Slokenbergs.

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Latvia

The Trumpeter of Talava monument

Another monument designed by Kārlis Zemdega, this one was installed in 1937 and was initially known as a monument to soldiers who liberated and fell in Rūjiena.  The monument survived the Soviet era only because a statue of Lenin that was across the street was on a high pedestal and thus overshadowed the monument to the trumpeter of Talava.

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Latvia

Комната памяти Зенты Маурини

Находится на улице Лиела, д. 84, в Гробине (т.н. Докторат), где прошло детство писательницы З. Маурини. В Докторате гостили многие известные работники латышской культуры, что оказало большое влияние на будущую писательницу. В 1997 году в здании была создана комната памяти, где писательница жила с 1898 по 1921 год. Посетители могут осмотреть разные экспонаты и увидеть фильм, посвященный столетию З. Маурини.

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Latvia

A monument to the Kaudzite brothers

The monument is next to the Vecpiebalga Cultural Centre. Its architect was Ausma Skujiņa, and the sculptress was Maija Eņģele.

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Latvia

A monument to the Pinki battle from Latvia’s freedom war

The monument is on the side of Rīgas Street in the centre of Piņķi.  It is dedicated to May 22, 1919, when, after a pause of nearly two months, a brigade commanded by Col Balodis headed for Rīga to rid the capital city of the Bolsheviks.  The brigade was supposed to receive support from the German Landeswehr, the German Iron Division, and the units of Prince Lieven from Russia.  The first monument was unveiled by Latvian President Kārlis Ulmanis on May 23, 1939.  It was destroyed by the Soviet regime in 1951, but a copy was installed in 2003 (sculptor J. Briedis, copy by O. Skarainis).

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Latvia

Pieminas akmens Krisjanim Baronam

Tas atrodas pie „Burtnieku” mājām Īlē, kur viņš dzīvojis no 1837. – 1845. gadam. Tēvs Juris Barons apglabāts Īles kapsētā. Savu vārdu nemirstīgu Krišjānis Barons darījis, vācot, sistematizējot un sastādot Latvju Dainu krājumu. Tautasdziesmas jeb dainas ir mazi, ritmiski dzejolīši, parasti četrrindes. Pie Latvju dainu vākšanas Barons pavadījis sava mūža lielāko daļu – apmēram 25 gadus gandrīz dienu pie dienas.

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Latvia

A memorial room to Pauls Stradins

 A memorial room to Pauls Stradiņš is found at Raiņa Street 14 in Viesīte. A memorial plaque on the green wooden house tells us that the distinguished Latvian surgeon, academician and professor Pauls Stradiņš (1896-1958) lived there from 1902 until 1914. The exhibits relate to Stradiņš and his family. Right now the room is closed to visitors, and it is planned that during the tourism season of 2013, its contents will be displayed at the former Viesīte school at Peldu Street 2.

 

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Latvia

The Salaspils memorial

A Nazi concentration camp was at this location during World War II, and there is information to suggest that more than 50,000 residents of occupied Europe were murdered here.  This is one of the largest ensembles of its type, taking up 25 hectares of land.  It was opened in 1967 and has large groups of sculptures, including “Mother,” “Solidarity,” “Unbroken One” and “The Path of Suffering.”  The wall of the entrance gates has a thematic exhibitions.

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Latvia

Priekules bralu kapi

Baltijas valstīs lielākie brāļu kapi, kur izveidots (1974. - 1984. g.) piemiņas memoriāls (tēlniece P. Zaļkalne, arhitekti A. Zoldners, E. Salguss un dendrologs A. Lasis) 8 ha platībā. Šeit apglabāti ~ 23 000 cīņās par Kurzemes cietoksni jeb Kurzemes katlu (1945. g. pavasaris) kritušie Sarkanās armijas karavīri. Memoriāla centrā novietots12 m augsts Mātes - dzimtenes tēls, bet uz granīta plāksnēm iegravēti kritušo vārdi, starp kuriem ir atrodami arī daudzi mūsu zemes un kaimiņvalstu dēlu vārdi un uzvārdi.

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Latvia

Karla XII zabaks

Meklējams Virgas centrā. Asprātīgā piemiņas zīme (tēlnieks R. Gabaliņš, mākslinieks R. Kalniņš) – zābaks ar diviem pretēji vērstiem lielgabaliem un lodēm vēsta par Ziemeļu kara laika notikumiem, kad 1701. g. Virgā bija izveidota zviedru karaspēka nometne. Stāsta, ka karalis Kārlis XII savu zābaku pazaudējis citā reizē un vietā - Spilves kaujā pie Rīgas.

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Latvia

The Old Cemetery Hill of Mazirbe

This is a cemetery that was originated in the Middle Ages and used until the beginning of the 20th century.  A mossy stone fence surrounds the cemetery.  Interesting elements in the cemetery include the grave of Heinrihs Jakobsons (1832-1911), who was the first schoolteacher in Mazirbe (the old metal cross is to the left of the main gate), a pine tree of national importance and has a circumference of 3.17 metres (during the Soviet Union someone drilled a hole in the trunk of the tree to access honey), the grave of Niks Freimanis (1845-1908), who is said to have been the prototype for a character in a story and play by Marģers Zariņš, and the Werewolf Grave, which relates to countless ghost stories, including the claim that it is the only known gravesite of a werewolf in Latvia.

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Latvia

A memorial to defenders of the Kurzeme fortress

Along the A9 road and 500 metres from the turn in the direction of Rīga in Lestene is a memorial by Ojārs Feldbergs which was set up in 1991 in the former Rumbas homestead to commemorate defenders of the Kurzeme fortress.  Despite the fact that the Soviet forces were ten times larger, the Latvian troops allowed some 300,000 Latvian war refugees to escape the horrors of the Soviet Union.

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Latvia

A monument to fallen soldiers from the 6th Riga Infantry Company

The monument is at the location where the P100 road to Ozolnieki and Jelgava splits away from the A8 highway.  The monument is dedicated to soldiers from the 6th Rīga Infantry Company who perished or disappeared during battles against the army of Bermont on November 17, 1919, near the former Skuju Elementary School.  The monument was designed by Nikolajs Voits, the bas relief was designed by Mārtiņš Šmalcs, and the consultant for the project was the great sculptor Kārlis Zāle.  The monument was unveiled on October 24, 1937, and restored in 2009.

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Latvia

A monument to the Christmas battles

Found in the centre of Džūkste, the monument that was set up in 1990 was blown up in 1990, and the current one was made from the ruins of the destroyed one.  The monument commemorates troops from the 19th Division of the Latvian Legion who fell during the so-called Christmas battles in 1944.

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Latvia

The birthplace of Atis Kronvalds

Kronvalds (1837-1875) was a distinguished Latvian writer, pedagogue and linguist, and this is the Lejas Miķi homestead where he was born.  The homestead is in Krote in the Priekule Administrative District, and none of its buildings has survived.  There is a commemorative plaque reading “The place where one was born and raised is holy for oneself” (A. Kronvalds).

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Latvia

"Viduskapi"

Atrodas Vecpiebalgas centrā pie Inešu ceļa. Vieta, kas jāapmeklē katram savas valsts patriotam, jo šeit atdusas leģendārā romāna "Mērnieku laiki" autori - brāļi Reinis un Matīss Kaudzītes, sabiedriskais darbinieks un valodnieks Atis Kronvalds u.c. Kapos apskatāmi brāļu Kaudzīšu un A. Kronvalda pieminekļi. Tos atrast palīdzēs izvietotās kartes un norādes.

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Latvia

Lienas piemineklis

Vecpiebalgas vecajos kapos (Vecpiebalgas austrumdaļā, pa ceļam uz "Saulrietiem" un "Vēveriem") apskatāms piemineklis, kas veltīts brāļu Kaudzīšu romāna "Mērnieku laiki" personāžam - Lienai. Piemineklis uzstādīts 1987. g. (tēlniece M. Baltiņa). Pirms ceļojuma atkal ir jāpāršķirsta "Mērnieku laiki"!

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Latvia

Tervetes kapi

Atrodas blakus Kalnamuižas baznīcai. Dienvidos no tās redzama grāfa Pālena kapliča, uz kuras salasāms vecs uzraksts krievu drukā “Savu mieru dodu jums”. Šajos kapos atdusas daudzi ievērojami cilvēki – mikrobiologs Kristaps Helmanis, A. Brigaderes tēvs, Tērvetes ainavu parka veidotājs Miķelis Kļaviņš u.c.

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Latvia

Zivju Street

The word zivis means fish, and the name of the street is derived from a fish market that once existed at the end of the street near Kurši Square.  There are old log warehouses in the yard of Zivju Street 4/6 and the yard of Peldu Street 2.  One of the most popular destinations for tourists is the Latvian alley of fame for musicians (since 2006), with bronze replications of the palms of hands of 35 Latvian musicians.  There are ten plaques dedicated to popular bands in Latvia, with five others focusing on musicians who have passed away.  The largest guitar in Latvia is right nearby.

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Latvia

A monument to the liberators of Northern Latvia

A monument to those who liberated Northern Latvia in 1919 was designed by Teodors Zaļkalns and is along the Inčukalns-Valka road.  The monument contains text by Edvarts Virza:  “As long as grain is sown in these fields, you will be praised and honoured.”  The monument features a farmer with a sword and a horse.

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Lithuania

Birute-Hügel

Auf einer hohen vom Wald bedeckten Düne, wo sich in 14 – 15 Jh. ein heidnisches Heiligtum und eine Sternwarte befand, wurde 1869 eine Kapelle und Skulptur erbaut. Eine Geschichte über Priesterin Birute, die das Großfürsten Kestutis geheiratet und den Sohn Vitautas geboren hat.

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