Country Holidays
Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania

Heritage Agritourism

Heritage Agritourism

Agritourism that relates to historical heritage involves open farms, interactive museums, private collections and other places where you can learn about the economic history of the countryside and the development of various agricultural sectors from antiquity to the modern day.

We have learned lessons from previous generations and from immigrants from other nations. Later we went to school and looked for everything that was new, moving from a plough that was pulled by a horse and a trough with grain to be sown around our necks to mighty tractors which use global navigation systems to process fields and have screens which show how many tonnes of grain have been harvested. Still, modern farmers sometimes look into the past with respect and thanks. They still use the wooden trough in which their grandparents raised dough for bread, and they do not sell old threshing machines for scrap metal. They are happy to show these old things to others, talking about the business and farming spirit of their dynasties. The agritourism map for historical research focuses on 102 places in Latvia (Latgale, Kurzeme and Latgale) and Lithuania (Aukštaitija and Žemaitija), where local farming traditions are maintained and shown to travellers. The history of farms is a very broad area, so this map invites you to visit craftspeople,  reparers of local foods and beverages, growers of farm products, fishermen, farms, craftsmanship and fishing museums and collections. The map of Latvia has a scale of 1:1,000,000), with 102 descriptions of venues, information about the historical heritage of each locations, as well as contact information. The map has ten agritourism routes with brief descriptions.

Available in languages: Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, English, German
Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania
This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Latvia Rural Tourism Association "Lauku ceļotājs" and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.