Country Holidays

Craftsmen

Ceramics artists, stone carvers, wood carvers, weavers, macramé artists, barrel makers, leather processors, jewellery makers and instrument makers. Visitors can tour workshops, visit souvenir shops, do some of the crafts work themselves, and purchase finished products.

  • The master craftspeople will talk about and demonstrate their art, allow visitors to try their hand at the process, and perhaps allow them to take the things which they have created home with them.
  • Most craftspeople also sell their own wares.
  • Many craftspeople observe ethnographic traditions, others have their own specific style, and many offer crafts which are appropriate for modern interior design.

Information is summarized in the project "Heritage Tourism".

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Latvia

Petera Tutana pineju darbnica

Pētera pinēju darbnīca "Kalndaķi" atrodas ainaviskā vietā netālu no Milzukalna. Darbnīcas pirmsākumi meklējami pagājušā gs. astoņdesmito gadu vidū kā kopīga ģimenes aizraušanās, kas kopš 1999. gada pārauga reālā uzņēmējdarbībā, izveidojot vienu no lielākajiem mūsdienu pinēju uzņēmumiem Latvijā - Pinumu Pasaule. Šobrīd Rīgas uzņēmumu Pinumu Pasaule pārvalda sieva Lolita, bet Pēteris darbojas savā radošajā darbnīcā "Kalndaķos".
Kā izejmateriāli pinumiem tiek lietotas mizotas un nemizotas pašu audzētas kārklu klūgas. Viss process no klūgu audzēšanas līdz gatavam produktam ir roku darbs. Pēteris pin grozus, virtuves piederumus, interjera priekšmetus, dārza mēbeles, kā arī bērnu spēļu mantas un dažādus suvenīrus. Apmeklētāji var iepazīt darbnīcu, klūgu audzēšanu, iegādāties gatavo produkciju, kā arī piedalīties pīšanas meistarklasēs.
Pieejama naktsmītne.

Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Latvia

Rakstu raksti / Andres el Leton pieminas maja

Kaltenē izveidota Andra Kārkliņa, kurš pazīstams kā pirmais latviešu izcelsmes starptautiski atzītais flamenko ģitārists, komponists, dzejnieks, rakstnieks, fotogrāfs Andres El Leton piemiņas māja. Apmeklētājus sagaida stāsti par mākslinieka dzīvi un daiļradi, audio un video ieraksti.

Ēkas 2. stāvā vietu atradusi neliela radoša darbnīca (SIA "Rakstu raksti"), kur tiek izgatavoti tautas lietišķās mākslas izstrādājumi kā piem. tautas tērpi, lina izstrādājumi, aksesuāri, suvenīri u.c., šūti lina un citu dabīgo materiālu apģērbi un mājas tekstils, veidoti floristikas izstrādājumi. Tiek pieņemti pasūtījumi šūšanas, adīšanas, tamborēšanas pakalpojumiem u.c., kā arī piedāvātas meistarklases.

Papildus iespējama Rojas novada mājražotāju produkcijas degustācija (zivis, vīns, siers, konservi, ievārījumi, tējas u.c.), kā arī rokdarbu un suvenīru iegāde.

Distance from countries capital city130 Active season months5-10 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Optional meals
Steam bathPlace for tents
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Latvia

Subrakkrasti (ARA Kalnozols)

The company “ARA Kalnozols, Ltd.” is located in the same territory with the guest house "Šubrakkrasti", located in Madona region, Bērzaune parish, 8 km from Lake Kāla, in a quiet place surrounded by nature. "Šubrakkrasti" is both a guest house and a non-standard farm, which offers excursions, during which you will be able to get acquainted with the history of the house (previously there was a dairy), owner Raimonds Aizstrauts - factory equipment production workshop, his motorsports (four-time USSR champion in motorsports) and work on CNC and laser engraving equipment. Walk through the manicured countryside, which includes a mountain with a serpentine road, landscaped gardens, ponds, etc. There is a 9-hole meadow golf course in the area. There are also creative workshops - a soap maker or gift box making.

Distance from countries capital city130 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The Klets studio of folk art

The blacksmith shop manufactures gates, fences, hinges, lanterns, etc., on the basis of individual orders. It also manufactures household objects, and you can watch the craftsman at work.

Distance from countries capital city72 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
BBQPlace for tents BicyclesSports groundTable games, etc.Dart boardPicnick areaSouvenire shop Nearest train stationNearest bus stop1kmNearest shopNearest restaurant
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Latvia

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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Latvia

Lauku seta "Keveiti"

Neliela ģimenes saimniecība Vidzemes sirdī ar pašu izaudzētu un izlolotu bioloģiskās lauksaimniecības produkciju aitkopībā, putnkopībā un mājražošanā. Saimniecībai piešķirts bioloģiskās lauksaimniecības sertifikāts. 

Wellbeing Tourism Distance from countries capital city115 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
SwimmingBoatsNature watching Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Latvia

The potter Ineta Dzirkale

The potter produces candelabras, dishes and whistles that you can buy at the workshop. She also accepts commissions for new products. You can work with your own clay and take the resulting product home with you as a souvenir.

Distance from countries capital city183 Active season months5-10 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Farm animals Nearest train station3.7kmNearest bus stop2.1kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak Russian
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Latvia

Laima Ceramics

Laipni gaidām ciemiņus keramikas darbnīcā, lai izstāstītu un parādītu keramikas brīnumainās pārvērtības. Iespējamas arī radošās nodarbības - veidošanas, virpošanas, sgrafitto, rullēto trauku meistarklase, kopīgs šķīvis ar roku nospiedumiem, zvīņu vāzes vai bļodas izveide, rokas atliešana ģipsī, kā arī iepazīties ar Laimes zirgu ģimeni.

Galerijā iespējams iegādāties traukus par vairumtirdzniecības cenām.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city90 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance
Hosts speak English
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Latvia

Ludza Craftsmen Centre

Here you can examine and purchase crafts by more than 40 Lettigalian craftspeople. A guide dressed in an Ancient Lettigalian folk costume will tell you about the lives of ancient Baltic tribes, the emergence of craftsmanship in the region, ancient laws related to ethics and work, and traditions. There are demonstrations of the crafts and lessons about the ancient skills. Groups can enjoy a luncheon of Lettigalian dishes, and learn how to bake bread and prepare beverages in an old-fashioned Lettigalian kitchen.

The local craftsmen's salon and home producer's store Cymuss and Latgaļu kukņa, a member of the Latgale culinary heritage network. For groups, Latgaļu kukņa offers lunches and a special skills school for learning to prepare Latgalian food, bread and drinks.

Latvian cuisine: Grey peas, dumplings in cream sauce, Lettigalian pastries and moonshine alcohol.
Special foods: Lamb testicles and cabbage soup with mutton.

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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Latvia

Jaunpils Handicraft House

2015. gada 10.maijā durvis vēra Jaunpils Amatu māja. Šeit darbojas Jaunpils audēju kopa (dibināta 1970. gadā) un biedrība „Dzīpars”. Kopas vadītāja ir audēju amatu meistare Velga Pavlovska, kura savas zināšanas nodod 18 kopas dalībniecēm, organizē biedrības rokdarbnieču darbu, vada ekskursijas un radošas darbnīcas. Apmeklētāji var iepazīt audēju un citu amata meistaru darbu, piedalīties un mācīties meistarklasēs, doties ekskursijās un iegādāties dažādus suvenīrus.

Distance from countries capital city85 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

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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Latvia

Dzirnupes

This is an organic farm, and visitors are invited to join in the fieldwork - gather hay, make sauerkraut, pull weeds, milk a goat, watch the geese, catch some fish and then smoke them in accordance with the farmer’s own recipe. Visitors can also help to bake bread. There’s a sauna where you can inhale the aroma of healthy grasses and drink some medicinal teas.
Local lifestyle Distance from countries capital city100 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) No pets allowed Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
Steam bathFarm animalsOutdoor firepalceBBQBirch besomPlace for tentsNo smoking Fishing0.5kmSwimmingBoatsBicyclesSports groundFishing - commercialFishing - winterFacilities  appropriate for childrenCross-country skiingBerry and mushroom pickingTour guide servicesIce skatingPicnick areaNature trailNature watching Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak GermanHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationProfessional sauna-consultantBabysitting
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Latvia

DUDU Nests – an open-air smithy

Visiting a blacksmith has always been something special.  Does this job still exist, and is it still importance?  Some may wonder who is a blacksmith is in the first place.  The DUDU Nests open-air smithy will answer all of your questions.  The blacksmith will teach you all about his profession, talking about the tools and materials that are necessary, the relevant traditions and the everyday work of blacksmiths today.  You can forge your own nail to test the difficulty of the work.  The blacksmith will happily attend your event with his open-air forge.  This is perfect for students, smaller children, wedding guests or individual visitors.

 

Biosphere Reserve For children and teenagers By the sea Distance from countries capital city74 Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Must register in advance
Place for tents Sports ground Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Latvia

Leather products and horse tackle at Apkalnmajas

Here you will find everything needed for horseback riding, including reins, belts, leather sacks, etc. You can tour the exhibition hall, learn about types of leather, try your hand at the process, and purchase products. The craftswoman will be delighted to talk about the Lettigalian lifestyle.

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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Latvia

For Health and Beauty

Natālija Rutule owns this workshop in the Alsunga Museum building.  She teaches master classes in preparing various health and beauty products.  A sound workshop offers a chance to listen to the peaceful sounds of gongs, bells and other instruments.

Distance from countries capital city177 Active season months1-12
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Lithuania

Kurybos ir uzimtumo stuba

This is an institution that offers leisure activities for people of all ages.  Creative workshops and various lectures are focused on families to facilitate creativity.  There are kites that allow children to release their dreams into the sky.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city130 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The Alsunga Ceramics Workshop

Found in the Alsunga Museum, the workshop has been open since 2009, showing people how various ceramics can be made from clay.  Visitors can try their hand at the task or just watch as the clay is shaped, spun and, finally, glazed.

Distance from countries capital city177 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

Vaives Amatu maja

Seno un mūsdienīgo amatu prasmju popularizēšana, izkopšana un tālāknodošana.

Distance from countries capital city86 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

Radosa maja "Latvietes purs"

Radošajā mājā Latvietes pūrs var apgūt praktiskās iemaņas rokdarbu veidos, kas nepieciesami latviešu tautas tērpu darināšanai – baltie un krāsainie darbi, zīļu vainagu darināšana, adīšana, tamborēšana, tilla izšuvumi, pīto un austo jostu darināšana u.c.

Saimniece pati pārzina dažādus rokdarbu veidus un to tehnikas, nepieciešamības gadījumā tiek pieaicināti sava aroda meistari. Ir zināšanas par latviešu tautas tērpa novadu īpatnībām, saimniece labi zina tautas tērpu attīstības vēsturi un pielietojumu

 

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Estonia

Holiday home PÕHJA TOOMA

Handicraft house Heltermaa is a local Hiiumaa grocery and handicraft shop, open during the summer season. The selection is very wide, starting from ceramic dishes and ending with Hiiumaa lemonade.

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Latvia

The potter Valdis Paulins

The potter is happy to welcome guests, offer them tours and demonstrations, and allow visitors to help in producing ceramics.  Particularly interesting is the opening of the kiln, and pottery can be purchased at the site.

Distance from countries capital city270 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Nester Custom Moto & Metal makslas galerija

Radošajā galerijā var apskatīt vairākas ekspozīciju zāles ar skulptūrām no moto/auto detaļām, individuāli pārveidotiem motocikliem, kuriem ir savs stāsts un filozofija. Latvijā vienīgais ar šādu mākslu un piedāvājumu saistīts uzņēmums.

Apmeklētājiem ir iespēja doties nelielā ekskursijā, galerijas apskatē ar gidu. Pēc apmeklējuma  ir iespēja doties uz kafejnīcu, kurā var nobaudīt kafiju un mājās ražotus kulinārijas izstrādājumus, arī noskatīties dažādas video īsfilmas par uzņēmuma darbību.

Pieejama unikālo NESTER CUSTOM suvenīru iegāde.

Distance from countries capital city205
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Latvia

Ugis Puzulis’ ceramics workshop

The craftsman produces pottery typical of Vidzeme, but with the range of colours that is typical of Latgale. These products fit in very nicely with the lovely landscape of Racupkalns. You can take a tour, watch the master at work, and work with clay yourself. You can also watch as he opens a Lettigalian ditch kiln. You can commission and purchase the products, as well.

Distance from countries capital city190 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Radosa darbnica "RADADA"

RADADA ir radošā darbnīca, kura ierīkota senā ugunsdzēsēju depo. Audumu apdrukas ar saviem orģināliem zīmējumiem rokas sietspiedes tehnikā. Apdrukā apģērbu ar rakstiem un simboliem, kas simbolizē Latvijas dabu, latviešus un to spēku.

Distance from countries capital city81 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The potter Stanislavs Vilums

The potter uses the black (smoke) technique to create his artworks, and he uses clay from Latgale. He uses no industrial equipment in his work, and the kiln is fired with firewood. You can watch as he creates dishware on a foot-powered potter’s wheel and talks about the firing process. You can work with clay and purchase finished products.

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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Latvia

The ceramicist Janis Zviedris

This craftsman uses the black ceramics technique. You can watch him opening the kiln, take part in creative workshops, and commission or purchase ceramics products.

Distance from countries capital city47 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Latvia

Susanas salons "Iveta"

Lina, vilnas apģērbu šūšana, galdautu, dvieļu, jostu u.c. tekstilizstrādājumu šūšana. Tērpu darināšana nav tikai darbs, bet arī aicinājums. Tas palīdz izgatavot vissarežģītākās tērpu konstrukcijas. Nemitīgā zināšanu papildināšana kursos ļauj veiksmīgi dzīvot līdzi mainīgajām modes prasībām. Paralēli individuālajiem pasūtījumiem tiek izgatavoti gan apģērbi, gan citi šūtie izstrādājumi tirdzniecībai.

Distance from countries capital city128 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The wood processing master Stanislavs Geida

The workshop and “Dream Hut” exhibition hall at this venue offer a look at turned wood products such as candelabras, dishware, beer steins, vases, glasses, mortars and pestles, small boxes, wooden paintings, etc. You can commission and purchase products and watch the master at work.

Distance from countries capital city213 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Guest house KONU DZIRNAVAS

The watermill processes wool with equipment that is 100 years old and is used to produce handmade blankets and pillows that are stuffed with sheep wool, as well as souvenirs that can be commissioned and purchased.  The watermill offers tours and fresh-baked bread.  A wool pulling and wrapping machine that dates back to the 19th century and was manufactured at the Šūberts Rudītis & Co company in the 19th century is still used, as are a unique weaving apparatus from Germany and a grain mill.

 

Latvian cuisine: Marinated herring with vegetables, porridge, mashed potatoes a la Vidzeme (with fried onions), pancakes with jam made of Latvian berries and honey, homemade bread.

 

Special foods: Water pretzels and local soup with six types of fish.

 

For parties For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city157 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Pre-order required Accepts tourist groups
Facilities  appropriate for children
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Latvia

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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Latvia

The Uzvaraskalns farm

The craftsman uses wicker to produce chairs and tables, as well as wood to make household and practical objects. You can take a tour of the very neat farm, which features wooden sculptures.

Distance from countries capital city150 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The smithy, museum and workshop of Kaspars Auza

The workshop offers a look at lanterns, candelabras, hinges, fireplace tools, stair railings and gates that have been manufactured there, as well as several exhibits from the 18th century. You can produce your own nail, and the blacksmith will also “test” young couples. He also accepts orders for products.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city66 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The blacksmith Indars Abele

You can watch blacksmiths at work at this smithy, and you can order metal decorations, fences and other products on the basis of individual agreement with the blacksmith.

Distance from countries capital city135 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Latvia

The ceramist Janis Seiksts

You can visit the workshop, watch the craftsman at work, try your own hand at the process, and purchase clay objects, including garden ceramics. There is also a lovely garden to view.

Distance from countries capital city165 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Latvia

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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Latvia

The spoon maker Arvids Sietkovskis

The owner has a collection of some 2,000 spoons which he has carved from 70 types of wood from trees and bushes during more than 30 years. The smallest spoon is made of osier, while the largest one, “A European Spoon,” is larger than the height of a human being. The artist also produces paintings made of wood. You can watch him at work, purchase the spoons, and tour his museum.

Distance from countries capital city190 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Biskopes Liegas Pukulaukas vaska svecu dabnica

Biškopība, vaska sveču liešana, sveču formu ražošana - Liegas Puķulaukas vaska sveču darbnīcas darbības virziens.

Sveču liešanas laikā biteniece iepazīstina ar bišu dzīvi, vaska iegūšanu un apstrādi, kā arī informē par sveču formu darināšanu. Tā kā biteniece pati veido sveču formas, to sortiments ir plašs.

Distance from countries capital city150 Must register in advance
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Latvia

Beverinas Amatnieku namins

In the house that was renovated due to the initiative of the Craftsmen society of Beverina, it is possible to buy the products of both the district craftsmen and those from further territories, to visit creative workshops and events in order to learn the techniques of differnt handicrafts. The house is both a teaching centre and a marketplace, as well as the centre to popularise the cultural, folk and Latvian lifestyle of the Beverina district.

Distance from countries capital city108 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

The Amatnieki wood processing workshop

The workshop manufactures household products such as benches, tables, hangers, kitchen equipment, sauna barrels, other barrels, outstanding souvenirs of wood, etc. You can commission or buy the products, and tours are also available.

For children and teenagers Fishing Distance from countries capital city80 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accommodation available
Outdoor firepalce Nearest bus stop100mNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak RussianOther languages
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Latvia

The “Straumeni” carpentry workshop

Guntis Niedoliņš is a master craftsman, and at this workshop he manufactures wooden jewellery, furniture, interior design objects, spoons, shovels, etc.

Distance from countries capital city191 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance
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Latvia

The Stradins master workshop

The master craftsman uses natural wood to produce furniture and interior design elements. He uses the tree from the tip to the root. Each artwork accents the form and texture of the wood, and the workshop offers an unusual look at wood and people. You can attend educational events and commission and purchase gifts and souvenirs.

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

The Liepaja Crafts Centre

This is a unique opportunity to watch the work of various craftspeople (amber workers, jewellers, weavers, seamstresses, etc.) and purchase their masterful work. You will see the world’s longest amber necklace (123 m, 19 kg!!), which was made with bits of amber that were contributed by local residents. Creative workshops are organised for children.

Distance from countries capital city217 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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Latvia

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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Latvia

Rokdarbniece Vineta Meistere

Rokdarbniece Vineta Meistere piedāvā apskatīt, pasūtīt un nopirkt gleznas, dienasgrāmatas un recepšu grāmatas, kas izšūtas krustdūriena tehnikā.

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Latvia

Candle factory "Anima Candles"

"Anima Candles" sveces ir roku darbs. Svecēm pieejami vairāki dizaini, kas variē gan krāsās, gan izgatavošanas metodē. Krāsu un smaržu klāsts ir plaši pieejams. Tās izgatavotas no pārtikas rūpniecībā izmantojamā parafīna vai ekoloģiskās sojas. Sveču ražotnē tiek piedāvātas sveču liešanas meistarklases.

 

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Latvia

The Enkuri ceramics workshop

The craftsman will tell you all about the history of pottery and demonstrate his work. You can commission and purchase his products. Once a year, in July, Mr Klīdzējs fires up the chamber kiln that is at the Salacgrīva School of Art.

Distance from countries capital city105 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

Latvijas keramika

Baltijā lielākā keramikas fabrika. Tūristu grupām piedāvā ekskursiju pa ražotni. Blakus atrodas veikals, kurā var iegādāties keramikas izstrādājumus – gan praktiskas lietas, gan interjera priekšmetus un suvenīrus.

Distance from countries capital city40 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Estonia

Jaanioja Handicraft Farm

Jaanioja Farm is located in the heart of Lahemaa National Park. The farmstead features camping grounds, an outdoor kitchen, sauna and smithy. The farm organises creative camps, fairy tale games, celebrations of folk calendar holidays and handicraft workshops for all ages. Rag dolls, quilted and patchwork items and other crafts are on sale.

Distance from countries capital city79 Active season months6-9
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Latvia

Rujienas amatnieku biedriba "Ruzele"

The craftsmen's association unites 65 craftsmen from Rūjiena and its surroundings. Offers baking, jam cooking, cheese tying, jewelry making, leather goods, crochet and culinary master classes. Also offers "Made in Rūjiena" tastings (bread, smoked products, culinary products, jams, fresh juices, pumpkin products, seasonal berries and fruits, other dishes in each season) and shopping.

Local lifestyle Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The Staicele weaving workshop

You can visit a restored little wooden building to watch and take part in the process of weaving. Natural materials are used to produce lovely souvenirs and useful household products. There are nine looms, and you will hear information about weaving as such. The workshop produces woven scarves which are coloured with natural dyes.

Distance from countries capital city135 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

The Dumpis pottery workshop

The potters engage in traditional pottery from various eras, and they also study ancient forms, materials and methods which ancestors centuries ago put to use. You can tour the facility, examine the kiln, work with clay, purchase ceramics products, and inspect a collection of ancient tools and ceramics. You are invited to attend the opening of the kiln, as well.

Distance from countries capital city190 Active season months5-10 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The “Puralade” store and creative workshop

Features vivid woven Suiti textiles and offers master's classes.  You can also purchase souvenirs.  Contact the workshop in advance if you want to take part in the classes.  

Distance from countries capital city177 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

Ceramicist Velga Melne

The ceramicist works in the household building of the Durbe Castle. You can watch her at work, try your hand at ceramics work, order artworks and purchase clay souvenirs. You can also tour the Durbe Castle complex, which is undergoing renovations at this time (2013).

Distance from countries capital city65 Active season months5-10 Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Ceramics artist Valdis Jaunskungs

The craftsman offers useful household products such as terrines, pots to make pickles, dishes of sugar and salt, bowls, etc. You can learn about pottery traditions and watch as the kiln is opened.

Distance from countries capital city170 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The Mednieki sculpture park and workshop

The sculptor has established the landscape of his farm, producing artworks of wood and stone. One of his artworks, a spoon that is 6.2 m high, is in the village of Irlava. You can go on a tour and order and purchase various wood products.

Distance from countries capital city67 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Nearest restaurantNearest town
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Latvia

Limbazu Tine

SIA "Limbažu Tīne" ir vilnas pārstrādes uzņēmums ar senām mājas tekstila tradīcijām, kas dibināts jau 1914. gadā. Šobrīd uzņēmumā tiek ražota vilnas dzija, austi augstvērtīgi vilnas un linu audumi, segas, parklāji, pledi, galdauti, dvieļi, lakati un citi tekstilizstrādājumi. Limbažu Tīne ražo etnogrāfiskos audumos pēc autentiskajām Baltijas reģiona kultūrvēsturiskā mantojuma paraugiem.  

Distance from countries capital city82
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Latvia

Ziepju un dabigas kosmetikas darbnica “Ezervanna”

Neliela ziepju un dažādu citu ķermeņa kopšanas produktu darbnīca. Pašu audzētos un saimniecības pļavās ievāktos ārstniecības augus iestrādā ziepēs un skrubjos, gatavo no tiem izvilkumus augu eļļās, kurus iekļauj lūpu balzamos un krēmos. Ziepes tiek vārītas tā, kā to darīja agrāk - no sārma un taukvielām. Apmeklētājiem iespēja ielūkoties “Ezervanna” mazajā darbnīcā, paklausīties stāstā par ziepju vārīšanu, iemēģināt roku un radošumu skrubju gatavošanā vai “pamīcīties” ar ziepju veidojamo masu un pagatavot savu ziepju gabalu.

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Latvia

The Sprogi ceramics workshop

The craftspeople offer tours during which you can watch them at work. You can also produce your own souvenirs with various techniques, including the potter’s wheel and the engraving technique, making use of pre-prepared moulds. You can also commission and purchase ceramics products. This location is popular among children and wedding parties.

Distance from countries capital city40 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
Souvenire shop Hosts speak Russian
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Latvia

The Rauna kiln

This old brickmaking kiln is used to prepare clay that is used by many ceramics artists. The owners also produce handmade household and design objects. Tours are available with attractive stories and creative workshops. Individual orders are also accepted.

Distance from countries capital city110 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

House of traditions "Zvanitaji" in Rucava

The wooden building was erected in the late 19th century and features a museum which demonstrates the way in which people lived more than 100 years ago.  Exhibits include household objects, the Rucava folk costume, socks and decorated mittens.  Various events involving discussions, singing, games, dancing and weaving are organised, as are cultural and educational programmes such as “Evening Activities” and “A Rucava Banquet” with local foods from lower Kurzeme.

Latvian cuisine: Buns, sourdough porridge, homemade bread, honey, herbal teas.

Distance from countries capital city259 Active season months4-10 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Pre-order required Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The ceramics workshop of Inta Luse

The craftswoman is prepared to offer practical activities which allow you to learn about clay, use a potter’s wheel, and release your inner creative abilities. After the firing of the products in a kiln, you will be able to take them along as a fine souvenir which confirms our newly discovered skills. The craftswoman also grows herbs and teas which you can sample.

Distance from countries capital city65 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The carpenter Andris Prikulis

The craftsman produces bespoke and elegant interior design objects such as wooden furniture (closets, beds), stairs and other useful items. He will be happy to share his knowledge and experience. Among other things, Andris Prikulis has built several wooden altars for churches.

Distance from countries capital city300 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Makasani, wood sculptor and a painter

Antons Rancans produces wooden busts of well known people from politics, the arts and other fields of endeavour, and these can be purchased. Visitors can also commission decorative objects that are produced from wood. The artist also produces crucifixes. Gundega Rancāne is a landscape painter who is renowned for her masterful use of light and shadow. Her works are available for purchase.
Distance from countries capital city240 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The textiles artist Baiba Ritere

The artist’s workshop is in a lovely single family farm. She weaves tapestries, allows visitors to watch her at work, accepts commissions for tapestries, and sells finished ones. Many of her artworks are practical souvenirs or could be fine gifts for others.

Distance from countries capital city121 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The Latgale Art and Crafts Centre in Livani

This is a modern and contemporary centre, including an old and restored granary. It offers an exhibition hall, an historical exhibition, a shop where you can purchase crafts, and a conference hall. Craftspeople from the region work here, and you watch them at work or try your own hand at what they are doing.

Seminars For children and teenagers For parties Beautiful sights Distance from countries capital city177 Active season months1-12 Internet access Disable Access Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups
Rooms for  festivitiesRooms for seminarsNo smoking ScreenLCD/ProjectorCopier Facilities  appropriate for childrenTour guide services Nearest train station1kmNearest bus stop1kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Latvia

The carpenter’s workshop

The carpenter’s workshop offers special excursions and events for grown-ups and children;  there are some thematical programmes available. Under the guidance of a craftsman it is possible to work with traditional wood-working tools and get to know ancient games. In the end you will have a chance to try special „strengthening” tea and have a picnic in a romantic Bonfire house. It is possible to buy wooden souvenirs as well as order them.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city27 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The “7 Balles” Association

Biedrība ikvienam interesentam piedāvā praktiskas nodarbības ar taustāmiem rezultātiem - darbošanos ar savām rokām īstā darbnīcas vidē - koka amatniecība, rokdarbi, sveču liešana. Darbošanās patstāvīgi ar iespējamu palīdzību visos līmeņos, ko sniedz pieredzējuši meistari. Iepriekšējas iemaņas nav nepieciešamas. 

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city88 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

Tasu meistars Jurijs Ivanovs

Tāšu meistars Jurijs Ivanovs ar lielu centību un degsmi  pēc seniem paraugiem cenšas atjaunot labākās Zilupes novada tāšu apstrādes tradīcijas. Top novadam raksturīgi autentiski tāšu trauki ķiploku, putraimu, saldumu, sāls uzglabāšanai, paliktnīši kafijas krūzei vai pannai. Īsts meistarstiķis ir darbarīku rokturu izgatavošana. Darbnīcā varēsiet izgatavot tāšu glezniņu, tāšu tauri, uzrakstīt īpašu vēstuli kādam ļoti mīļam cilvēkam.

Distance from countries capital city302
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Latvia

The workshop of blacksmith Laimonis Balins

The smithy produces fencing, gates, wind gauges, chandeliers, household products and souvenirs. The craftsman will be happy to tell you about his work and to demonstrate his skills.

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

The “Big Estate” academy of joie de vivre

The craftsman manufactures barrels, hot tubs, furniture, stairs, doors and other useful objects. You can take a tour, learn about the relevant skills and experience, and help in manufacturing something that will be of use in the household. You can watch how barrels are made from start to finish, and also try your own hand at the craftsmanship.

Distance from countries capital city100 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accommodation available
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Latvia

The weaver Anita Lukaca

The workshop is in a farm, and the weaver produces blankets, carpeting, floor pathways, tablecloths, pillows, woven baskets, trays and souvenirs, as well as folk costumes on commission. She will be happy to show you her weaving and wicker-work skills.

Distance from countries capital city290 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Vaidava Ceramics

The ceramics workshop was opened in 1980, and red clay from Latvia is issued to produce various dishes and interior design objects. The workshop welcomes groups of tourists, as well as individual travellers. Guests are offered a tour with a story about the process, and you will be able to try your hand at producing souvenirs made of ceramics.

Distance from countries capital city99 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Latvia

Jeweller Harijs Jaunzems

The craftsman uses experimental archaeological methods to produce the jewellery of ancient Baltic tribes. He will tell you about their symbolism, meaning and wearing traditions. You can tour the workshop and purchase jewellery that has been made there.

Distance from countries capital city110 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

The Lejas Bregzi chair-making farm

This is a unique exhibition of woven chairs, chair-making instruments, photographs, and other objects related to chair-making traditions from the late 18th to the mid-20th century. Ceramicist Īrisa Vainovska will talk about the pottery arts, offering decorative plates, interesting wind pipes and souvenirs.

Distance from countries capital city100 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Internet access Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts tourist groups No pets allowed Accepts individual travellers
Outdoor firepalceBBQPlace for tentsNo smoking Overhead projectorComputer Facilities  appropriate for childrenTour guide servicesBicycle trailPicnick areaSouvenire shop Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak Russian
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Estonia

Avinurme Cultural Heritage Centre

Avinurme Cultural Heritage Centre exhibits displays of local cultural history and runs workshops for woodwork and handicraft. Old workbenches are used for carpentry, and spinning and weaving skills can be honed too. 1-3-hour programmes are available for groups.

Distance from countries capital city154 Active season months1-12
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Estonia

Ketta Farm and smithy

The blacksmith is eager to show his work and various techniques and tools. He can also show how to make charcoal, and talks about the dwelling house which includes a threshing barn with a huge kiln, and explains how grain was dried, threshed and winnowed in the past.

Distance from countries capital city236 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The “Baltaine” creative house

This venue organises seminars, courses and activities related to Latvian holidays and family celebrations.  There are master’s classes about culinary heritage in Latvia, musical instruments that can be played, and demonstrations of various handicrafts, including weaving, knitting, crocheting, etc.  The ladies of the house prepare tasty porridges, soups, herbal teas, chicory coffee, pastries and pierogi.  Visitors can learn about folk dances, games and songs.  Wedding performances are also available.

 

Distance from countries capital city99 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The barrel maker Dins Sumerags

The craftsman represents the fifth generation of the oldest dynasty of Latvian barrel makers. The family began such work in the early 19th century, and he is continuing on with traditions related to barrels that are made of oak and ash. He will talk about the various aspects of making a barrel, and you will be able to watch him at work. The craftsman produces barrels, wooden tubs, scoops for saunas, etc. You can order and purchase these items.

Distance from countries capital city90 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Lithuania

Künstlerisches Dorf

This is a traditional crafts centre that maintains ceramicist traditions, organises annual creative camps for children, offers exhibitions of ceramics and organises educational programmes about traditional festivals.

Agri Heritage Active season months1-12 Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

A crafts centre and ceramics workshop in Svete

This crafts centre is located at the former Svēte Estate, and it organises creative workshops. You can purchase ready-made or commission original ceramic ware.

Distance from countries capital city56 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Estonia

Avinurme Wooden Handicrafts Centre

Avinurme Wooden Handicrafts Centre in East-ViruCounty is a tourist centre that offers a chance to get acquainted with the local woodcraft, spend quality time in woodworking workshops and taste or even prepare your self a selection of Estonian traditional foods. Handicrafts Centre is waiting to surprise you and offer you many new and fun experiences. Avinurme is the most south-eastern parish of EastViruCounty. Due to location and nature conditions, Avinurme area has strong woodcraft and business traditions, which are based on knowledge passed on generatoin to generation. The main products have always been wooden vessels – different household items such as barrels, tubs, casks, wooden buckets, sauna wash tubes, wooden roof chips and furniture, particularly chairs.  Wooden Handicrafts Centre you can test your dexterity in the many different workshops offered. Offers and packets to groups. 

This is also a  tourist centre where you can get acquainted with local wood products. There is also a café serving dishes of Peipus region on special wood products, and home-made rye bread is also available here.

Nature for Health Distance from countries capital city154 Active season months1-12 Optional meals
Rooms for  festivitiesRooms for seminars
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Latvia

The Ligatne Spoon workshop

The spoon workshop offers useful objects such as wooden spoons, cutting boards, butter knives, pans, spatulas, etc. You can produce your own wooden spoon and look at finished spoons made of more than 17 different types of wood from Latvia. During the summer the owners offer “pancake tours” with tasty jams. You can purchase spoons and homemade wine.

Distance from countries capital city68 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

The birch bark weavers Vizma and Peteris Zvirbulis

This is one of the few workshops in Latvia where things are woven with birch bark. You can look at the objects and discuss the experience of the craftspeople. They will help you to produce simple objects out of birch bark, and those will be excellent souvenirs.

Beautiful sights Mushroom picking Distance from countries capital city65 Active season months5-10 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Place for tentsNo smokingTrailer parking available Berry and mushroom pickingPicnick areaNature watchingSouvenire shop Nearest train stationNearest bus stopNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationBabysitting
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Latvia

The Saules Ceplis ceramics workshop

This is one of the few craftswomen in Latvia who does not use a potter’s wheel in her work. Instead she works in the “snail” or “sausage” technique that was typical of the Bronze Age. Her artworks are distinguished by a diversity of form and functionality. Children can attend master’s classes. You can take tours, take part in the opening of the kiln, and purchase fumigated ceramics products.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city55 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
Outdoor firepalceBBQ Tennis court Hosts speak GermanHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest station
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Latvia

Gitaru darbnica

Netālu no augstākā Latgales augstienes paugura – Lielā Liepukalna atrodas zemnieku saimniecība, kuras darbnīcā amatnieks Jānis Kuzminskis taisa mūsdienīgas ģitāras u.c. mūzikas instrumentus. Apmeklētāji var iepazīt Jāņa veidoto ekspozīciju, vērot amatnieka darbošanos, pasūtīt sev jaunu instrumentu, kā arī muzicēt pie bagātīgajā kolekcijā savāktajiem instrumentiem. Saimniece stāsta par Latgales kulinārā mantojuma ēdieniem un rāda, kā gatavo gulbešnīkus.

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Estonia

Lõnga Liisu handicraft shop and workshop

In the workshop you can see how wool becomes yarn using old techniques and how knitted and woven items are made today. You can try your hand at carding wool, spinning yarn and weaving a rag rug on looms.
The shop has a wide range of items for all members of family. Workshop visits for larger groups can be arranged too.

Distance from countries capital city108 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The Piebalga porcelain factory

Since 2007, visitors have been able to tour a porcelain factory that offers an exhibition of porcelain products. You can buy souvenirs or commission special products. Children will love the porcelain painting studio that is in the mansion of the nearby Vecpiebalga Estate.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city133 Active season months1-12 This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Latvia

The "Rija" Suiti craftsmanship and art space

Located in the threshing barn of an old estate in Alsunga.  There is a souvenir shop where you can purchase practical items such as shawls, gloves, stockings, dishes, herbal teas, etc.  Creative workshops are available here for children, and if you contact the venue in advance, you can meet with Suiti women to learn about traditions and to sing and play games.  The centre has been awarded the "Latvian heritage" cultural sign.  

For parties Local lifestyle Seminars Distance from countries capital city185 Active season months4-12 Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
Rooms for  festivities20pers.Rooms for seminars Table games, etc.Facilities  appropriate for childrenPicnick areaSouvenire shop Nearest restaurant
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Latvia

An ancient jewellery-making operation

The blacksmith’s shop is found at the medieval Cēsis Castle. You can examine, order and purchase reproductions of ancient jewellery, watch the craftsman at work, hear a very attractive story about the history of jewellery-making, and try your own hand at the craft.

Distance from countries capital city90 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
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Lithuania

Antano Cesnulio skulpturu parks

Mākslinieka un koktēlnieka Antano Česnulio koka skulptūru parks atrodas Naujasodė ciematā, aptuveni 3 km attālumā no Druskininku pilsētas. Ekspozīcija tiek regulāri atjaunota ar jauniem darbiem.

Distance from countries capital city129 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

Spieku darbnica

Spieķu darbnīca Siguldā aicina izdzīvot spieķa izgatavošanas procesu, kam ir vairāk kā 200 gadu sena vēsture. Darbnīcā ir iespējams pašiem apgleznot savu spieķīti, vai iededzināt rakstu zīmes un vārdus. Spieķīši ir atpazīstamākais un senākais Siguldas simbols, kas attīstījies līdz ar kņaza Kropotkina ierīkotajām senlejas takām, kļūstot par gājēja neatņemamu ceļabiedru. 

Distance from countries capital city54 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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Latvia

Podniece Liga Mergina

In the workshop it is possible to learn about the process of creating and the usage of pottery of different historic periods, as well as other household goods. Archaeological pottery is presented. The Middle Ages man-carried clay bread oven, frying-pan, drinking cups, the pilgrims’ water bowls. All the works are handmade in the moulded ceramics style and burned in the clay kiln.

Distance from countries capital city125 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

The Ate Mill Museum

The 11 buildings of the museum feature farm equipment, horse-related equipment, several dozen internal combustion motors, as well as tools used by craftspeople and farmers during Latvia’s first period of independence. The annual harvest festival brings together as many as 2,000 visitors. A harvest festival features special porridge. Groups can take part in a bread programme, watching the production of bread from dough to loaf.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city201 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
Facilities  appropriate for children
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Latvia

The Potter’s House

The potter offers tours of his workshop, a chance to use the potter’s wheel to produce your own clay dishes, opportunities to draw, and a chance to manufacture drums and dolls. You can buy the finished products and listen to the craftsman playing his drums.

Distance from countries capital city105 Active season months4-10 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet)
BBQPlace for tentsNo smoking Souvenire shop Nearest bus stop1.2kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts 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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Latvia

The Zelmeni pottery workshop in Vidzeme

The craftsman typically produces objects that are of use on an everyday basis. They have laconic forms and reticent decorations. You can take a tour of the workshop and kiln, watch demonstrations, and work with the clay yourself. You can purchase finished products, look at the beekeeping operation, and taste and purchase honey.

Beautiful sights For parties Mammal watching Active leisure Distance from countries capital city62 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance No pets allowed
BBQRooms for  festivitiesPlace for tents FishingFishing - commercialTour guide servicesPicnick area Nearest train stationNearest bus stopNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianOther languages
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Latvia

The “Austuve” creative workshop

Found in the Alsunga Museum, this workshop demonstrates how the folk costumes and accessories of the Suiti community are produced.  Visitors can learn about weaving traditions in the area and examine the colourful range of folk costumes.  Visitors are welcome to try their hand at the work under the guidance of experienced specialists.

Local lifestyle Distance from countries capital city177 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance
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Latvia

Ozolkalna klets

Atrodas netālu no Biksēres muižas, blakus muižas parkam. Ozolkalna klēts saimniece Līga Kuba aušanas prasmes pirms pāris gadiem apguvusi Sarkaņu amatu skolā. Šeit radusies iecere par privātas aušanas darbnīcas izveidi, kas arī īstenota. Saimniece savas aušanas prasmes nodod jebkuram interesentam. Apmeklētāji var iegādāties šeit darinātos suvenīrus.

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Latvia

The potter Aivars Uspelis and the painter Vesma Uspele

The attractive potter is a member of the “Potter School,” and he uses knowledge from his ancestors. The “Malny Wylky” workshop offers a look at traditional pottery work, including a foot-powered potter’s wheel and a firing pit that uses firewood and the smoke technique. You can examine and purchase the finished products. Vēsma, in turn, is an oil painter and will demonstrate her artworks.

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 sauna workshop

Here you will find everything that you need for a proper Latvian sauna – bowls, scoops, tubs large and small, switches, linen products and log saunas as such. You can tour the workshop, try out your own hand at the work that the owners do, and commission or purchase their products.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city200 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Liv Museum of Staicele “Pivalind”

Here you will learn about the history and cultural heritage of the Liv people of Vidzeme.  Tour the museum and enjoy once characteristic foods from the region – special porridge and a strong alcoholic beverage brewed in accordance with ancient recipes.  If your group wishes to do so, it can take part in the baking of rye bread in a true country oven.

Distance from countries capital city132 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine 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

The Ugale organ workshop

This is the only place in Latvia where old organs are restored and new ones are built.  The workshop also manufactures music boxes.  Tour groups can learn about the history and principles of organ building and about the instruments as such.  The workshop was installed in the stable of a former manse in 2004, and it is owned by Jānis Kalniņš.

Distance from countries capital city149 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

Koka dizaina darbnica "AR woodworks"

Darbnīcā tiek izgatavoti personalizēti pulksteņi un dažādi dizaina priekšmeti no koka, kā arī piedāvātas kokapstrādes meistarklases vai klātbūšana dažādos materiāla pirmsapstrādes vai finiša apstrādes procesos. Tāpat iespējama ekskursija pa darbnīcu un koku sugu atpazīšanas viktorīna.

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Latvia

The Daugavpils Clay Art Centre

This centre is a workshop for eleven potters, including some from the “Potters School.” The centre offers various activities, including master classes, demonstrations of pottery work, and exhibitions of finished products. You can commission products or buy new ones.

Distance from countries capital city222 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Purvici

Saimnieki piedāvā vietu, kur aizbraukt brīvā laika pavadīšanai, atpūtā ģimenei Kurzemē. Šeit viesiem ir iespēja aplūkot sākot no dažādu laiku lauksaimniecības tehnikas un darbarīkiem, līdz pat kara laika paliekām, kā arī dažādu laiku sadzīviskos priekšmetus. Katram priekšmetam seko arī stāsti, kas ir piedzīvoti vai tikai dzirdēti. Tāpat apmeklētājiem ir iespēja apskatīt mājas iemītniekus,kas ir veidoti ar pašu rokām. Asākām un patīkamākām sajūtām pieejama 350 metrus gara Baskāju taka.

Distance from countries capital city213 Must register in advance
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Latvia

THE GARDEN OF SKAIDRITE BAUZE

Skaidrīte Bauze is one of Latvia's most famous mitten knitters, with more than 185 pairs of mittens in her collection to demonstrate the wide range of Latvian ornaments and colours.  Visitors can look at the collection, listen to information about it, and look at a garden with many different plants and wooden sculptures that are the work of the owner of the farm, Haralds Bauze.

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
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Latvia

Laila Kelle, painter

Laila Kelle works in a building of the former Lamiņi semi-estate. She teaches drawing and painting of landscapes and still life paintings, using oil paints for this purpose. Nature trail (3km).
Distance from countries capital city85 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

Saules Koks

Namdaris Rinalds Dundurs būvē, atjauno un restaurē vecās koka ēkas. Veido nestandarta masīvkoka mēbeles, bērnu rotaļlietas un  lampas. Darbus veic sadarbojoties ar Latvijas dizaineriem.

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Estonia

Heltermaa Handicraft House

The handicraft house at Heltermaa harbour is located in the former 18th C tavern, here you can buy local handicrafts and participate in a large number of workshops (making soaps, felting, printing with plants and blocks etc). Open only in summer.

Distance from countries capital city130 Active season months5-8
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Latvia

A crafts chest

The Crafts Chest store offers crafts produced by women in Sabile – knit and crocheted mittens, stockings, hats, shawls, and other useful items that will be wonderful gifts and souvenirs.

Distance from countries capital city109 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Lithuania

Malio virtuve

Here you will find a ceramicist who offers educational activities during which you can shape your own items and then put them in the kiln. The studio welcomes kindergarteners, schoolchildren, adults and senior citizens. The ceramicist has experience with people with special needs. Finished clay products are available at the studio.
Agri Heritage Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Pre-order required
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Latvia

The Briezuciems weaving workshop

The craftswoman produces beautiful rag blankets, bags, as well as pillows with ranges and combinations of colours that are typical in Latgale. You will learn about the weaving techniques and be able to examine finished products. You can weave your own rag blanket and commission and purchase the products.

Distance from countries capital city251 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Estonia

Atla Manor and manor ceramics

The first written records of the manor date from 1422, its fate in the 20th C was very chequered with changing hands and functions many times. Today there is a ceramic workshop where you can buy a range of products, model your own pieces, or decorate or glaze blank items to your taste. A woodwork shop shows various woodworking techniques.

Distance from countries capital city55 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The potter Ilmars Vecelis

Ilmārs Vecelis takes part in the “Potter School” of the Latvian Cultural Fund and, therefore, uses ancient pottery methods that have been tested over the course of many centuries in Latgale. You can tour his workshop, attend the opening of the kiln, try your own hand at the craft, and commission and purchase finished ceramics products.

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

The Beverina wood sculpture park and labyrinth

Atpūtas vietā ir apskatāmas 370 no koka veidotas skulptūras. Ir izveidoti 5 labirinti- 630 m garš pikants labirints ar “pipariņu” tikai pieaugušajiem, tulpju meditatīvais labirints, “Šausmu labirints”mežā, bērniem- 25 m garš labirints ar maldīšanos upenēs  “Tracis”, zaru labirints “Dižputna ligzda”. 60 dažādas lielformāta brīvdabas spēles un atrakcijas. Dabas taka “Putnu iela”, kurā apskatāmi Latvijas dobumperētāju putnu būrīši.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city121 Active season months5-10
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Latvia

The Cepli ceramics workshop of Ingrida Zagata

The craftswoman uses clay, rocks and other materials to produce dishware and various interior design objects, finishing them in an open kiln. Visitors can take an informational tour, watch the craftswoman at work, and sit down to produce their own cups. Guests are welcome to attend the opening of the kiln.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city50 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet)
BBQPlace for tentsRooms for seminars Tour guide servicesPicnick areaSouvenire shop Nearest bus stop1kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Latvia

Voguli ceramics

Visitors can use a potter’s wheel to create a cup, engrave their name and return to pick up the finished product after it has been fired in the kiln. Here you will learn all about the history of pottery. You can buy finished products and enjoy tasty herbal teas.

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

The Pace wool processing factory

This is the only factory in Latvia that offers the full processing of wool, and it has been open since the late 19th century.  There is a workshop in Dundaga where woollen blankets and pillows are sewn.

Distance from countries capital city154 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The Dimantas stonemason workshop

The craftsman produces gravestones, commemorative plaques and stone sculptures on the basis of orders from clients. He is prepared to tell you about a stonemason’s work and demonstrate his skills.

Distance from countries capital city70 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The musical instrument workshop of the Maijers artists

The craftspeople use natural materials to produce rattles, wind chimes and musical instruments. They teach children how to make pipes out of reeds. Aleksandrs has a collection of some 100 different instruments which he knows how to play. You can commission or purchase products from the craftspeople.

Distance from countries capital city272 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The Vilki ceramics workshop

The craftswoman will talk about and demonstrate the way in which she produces various products, encouraging you to do some of the work on your own. You can buy ready-made objects or commission new ones.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city155 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Saimnieciba “Pauguri”

Alūksnes novada saimniecībā "Pauguri" meistars izgatavo koka virpojumus - cibiņas, pulksteņus, pildspalvas, spēles, šūpoles un citas saimniecībā noderīgas lietas. Iespējams iegādāties kokamatniecības suvenīrus - dekoratīvus un praktiskus virpojumus no koka. Senlietu muzeja apskate - seni galdniecības darba galdi, ēveles, āmuri, sirpji, grābekļi, sējmašīna, pulksteņi, trauki u.c. Saimniecībā ir izveidota skatu platforma, no kuras paveras skats uz Hānjas augstienes ainavām Igaunijā, kā arī atpūtas vieta vasaras piknikam ar galdu, uguskura vietu un skulptūrām.

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Latvia

The Straw Museum and Straw Things workshop

This is the only Straw Museum in Latvia, with ~370 sculptures and dolls made of straw and hay. Children in particular will love the chance to learn skills related to straw and hay at the creative straw workshop, where specific methodologies have been developed. Children will be able to take the things that they create along with them. The owners prepare holiday designs and elements, as well as attractive souvenirs.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city66 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
Facilities  appropriate for childrenSouvenire shop Nearest train station0.6kmNearest bus stop0.6kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest station
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Latvia

Meistardarbnica "Cimdini"

Meistardarbnīcā „Cimdiņi” darbojas Latvijas Amatniecības kameras diplomētā meistare Ina Valtere, pie kuras ikvienam ir iespēja uzzināt visu interesējošo par rokdarbiem, kā arī iegūt padomu un ieteikumus adīšanā, izšūšanā un tamborēšanā. Tiek piedāvāta iespēja piedalīties arī darbnīcās un meistarklasēs.

Active season months1-12 Must register in advance
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Latvia

The Vienkoci Park

The Vienkoči Park features one-log objects manufactured by its originator.  You can examine mock-ups of the Nurmiži Castle and other buildings including the Sand House, and you can also take part in thematic events.  Men can produce equipment to drain birch juice from trees, wile women can try their hand at jewellery making from natural materials.  People manufactured one-log objects during the Mesolithic Era, and one-log boats have been used since the 9th century (several of them can be seen at the park).

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city66 Active season months1-12
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Latvia

The potter Juris Krompans

The workshop offers ceramics products. You can watch the potter at work and try your own hand at the craft. You are also welcome to attend the opening of the kiln.

For children and teenagers Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city250 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet)
Farm animalsBBQPlace for tents Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest station
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Estonia

Hiiu Gourmet

Hiiu Gourmet ir mazs uzņēmums, kura mērķis ir piedāvāt produktus no vietējām izejvielām Hījumā. Izstrādājumi tiek izgatavoti ar rokām mazos daudzumos. Produktu klāstā ir mājās gatavoti sīrupi, piedevas, sinepes utt. No augiem un ogām, kas novāktas Hījumā mežos.

Saimniece Heli padāvā Hījumā tradicionālā ēdiena gatavošanas meistarklases. 

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Latvia

The Sutras travertine processing workshop

This is the only travertine processing workshop in Latvia. The rocks come from the nearby Vecsaule Parish, which is one of the few places where Latvian travertine can be extracted. The craftsman manufactured decorative materials. You can watch him at work and also examine and energetic pyramid of travertine.

Seminars For parties Skiing Fishing Distance from countries capital city70 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers No pets allowed This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accommodation available Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
FireplaceSteam bathFarm animalsOutdoor firepalceBBQRooms for  festivitiesBirch besomPlace for tentsRooms for seminarsNo smokingLiving room available to guests WhiteboardTV Video FishingSwimmingBoatsSports groundFishing - winterFootball fieldTable games, etc.Dart boardFacilities  appropriate for childrenCross-country skiingBerry and mushroom pickingTour guide servicesBoat tourBicycle trailIce skatingNature trailNature watching Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak RussianProfessional sauna-consultant
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Latvia

The potter Viktors Uspelis

This potter upholds pottery traditions from the village of Silajāņi. He produces glazed and unglazed products such as dishware, candelabras, etc. You will hear attractive stories about pottery, be allowed to knead some clay and work on the potter’s wheel, and be able to tour an exhibition hall with samples of the master’s work, as produced over the course of the years. You can also commission and purchase products.

Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city241 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The Maza kapa crafts centre

This workshop manufactures belts, bags, jewellery (pendants, brooches, bracelets), as well as covers. It offers book binding services and prepares souvenirs. Tours are available for groups of up to 50 people. You can try your own hand at the crafts, taste teas, and cook soups on an open fire.

Distance from countries capital city101 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The “Craftsman’s Farm” Museum of Peteris Graudulis

The craftsman produces wooden dishware and other products, making use of many local species of trees. The technique is unusual and reveals the specific texture of timber. The artist has masterfully integrated amber, bone and animal horn in his dishware. He also engraves spoons with ethnographic signs. You can commission or purchase products from the master craftsman, who also restores wooden furniture.

Distance from countries capital city79 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups