On the Baltic coast of Latvia lies the city of Riga, capital of the Baltic country
For a long time a centre of trade, finance and culture, Riga today attracts tourists to the city with its many sights, medieval architecture and its historic Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The cityscape is characterized by Latvian, German, Russian and Polish influences and thus offers a lot of variety and will certainly never be boring
And Riga has even more to offer: experience the history of the Latvian capital on a guided tour and explore sights in Riga, visit museums and art galleries or relax in one of the extensive gardens and parks. Stroll to the colourful Central Market or enjoy the Baltic sun in one of the cosy cafés.
They say it's impossible not to love Riga. See for yourself.
Facts & figures: about 700,000 inhabitants, area of 308km². Largest city in the Baltic States.
Riga sights: Alberta Street, Freedom Monument, Latvian Academy of Arts, National Opera, City Hall Square, National Theatre, Three Brothers, St. Peter's Church and Riga Castle are just some of the many sights of the city.
Souvenirs: Riga balsam (a kind of herbal liqueur), cosmetic products from Stenders soap factory, or amber jewellery.