Traveling on a Midsummer trip is becoming increasingly popular. Many think midsummer is almost a Swedish tradition, so is it a good idea to celebrate Midsummer in Riga or is everything closed? (more…)
A war cemetery is a strange place. It is difficult to grab the scope of a resting place where so many died in a violent way. Often it is thousands of names lined up. Latvia’s largest war cemetery Lestene is no exception. (more…)
In the Latvian city of Saldus lies one of the largest German soldiers cemeteries outside of Germany. It’s also the largest war cemetery in the Baltic States. There are almost 25,000 German soldiers, mostly from World War II. (more…)
On the beaches of the Baltic Sea are today remnants of what would constitute a defense in a war. A war in which, in the worst cases, nuclear weapons could decide the winner. Welcome to Liepaja in Latvia – And the former closed military city Karosta!
The Latvian coastline has been the site of many fierce battles. The Russian Tsar Alexander III founded this military town that was named Karosta. This is the southern fortress, built by Alexander III to protect Liepāja and Karosta from enemies.