Riga

Christmas Market in Riga

Christmas Market in Riga (Latvia)

Those who come to Riga in December are usually not only hoping for snow but also want to visit the Christmas Market. It was our goal, too, to go and see the market which was in close proximity to our hotel.

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Daugava in Riga

Discover Riga – 5 top destinations in the Latvian capital

Riga, the capital of Latvia, is well worth a visit. We went there over the Christmas period and left with many new and interesting impressions.

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Daugava in Riga

A walk along the Daugava in Riga

I didn’t dare to wish for it but during our time in Riga, it snowed every night. The snow transformed our walk along the Daugava in Riga and we were walking in a winter wonderland. A dream!

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Cathedral of Riga

The Cathedral of Riga – a landmark of the Latvian capital

The Cathedral of Riga was about a one-minute walk from our hotel and, in addition to that, also one of the spots where a Christmas market was taking place. This made it a location we absolutely had to visit.

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House of Blackheads Riga

House of Blackheads Riga

The House of Blackheads is, for me personally, amongst the most beautiful buildings in the Old Town of Riga. We were in Riga over the Festive Season and got to see the wonderful Christmas lights on the building.

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The Yellow Church of Riga

The Yellow Church of Riga

During the preparations for our trip, I was enthused to find out about the Yellow Church of Riga. It quickly became clear that after visiting the Blue Church in Bratislava, we had to also go see the Yellow Church.

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History of the Freedom Monument

History of the Freedom Monument

On a guided tour we passed the Freedom Monument in Riga. Our guide told us about the history of that monument and made us smile.

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Let us stroll through Riga’s Old Town together

Let us stroll through Riga’s Old Town together

Riga’s Old Town is not that big. There are almost no cars in the Old Town and public transport is diverted around that area. So, let’s go for a walk.

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