Top ChoiceWaterfall in Kuldīga

Kuldīga Waterfall

Spanning 249m, Ventas Rumba is branded Europe's widest waterfall, though it's far from the tallest. Its subtle beauty becomes compelling the longer you look at it and enjoy the sparkling river, the calming sound...

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Old Brick Bridge

The vaulted arches of the 1874 red-brick bridge are one of Kuldīga's favourite sites. At 154m, it's the third-longest brick bridge in Europe.

Church in Kuldīga

Zlēku Baznīca

On a little hill, the proud white 1645 church looks mundane outside but inside is a national treasure: the towering 17th-century altarpiece is a masterpiece of wood carving. Ornate decor throughout is befitting...

Park in Kuldīga

Town Garden

Finely manicured and with great views of the waterfall, Kuldīga's park has multifaceted appeal. Moody castle ruins from the 13th century are watched over by the 1735 Castle Watchman’s House. Legend has it that...

Church in Kuldīga

St Katrīna’s Church

The most important church in town: Katrina (St Catherine) is Kuldīga’s patron saint and protector, and is featured on the town’s coat of arms. The church dates to 1252 and was rebuilt in the mid-1600s. Inside...

Museum in Kuldīga

Kuldīga Historic Museum

This engaging museum is housed in what a local legend 'claims' was a Russian pavilion from the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. The 2nd floor recreates the apartment of a rich early-20th-century local family and...

Church in Kuldīga

Apriki Lutheran Basilica

The stolid church in this tiny village predates its first recorded mention in 1640. The interior is a stunner, it’s a perfectly proportioned flamboyant fantasy in blue, gold and white. Note the second-floor pews...

Castle in Kuldīga

Ēdoles Pils

The namesake castle is the centre of everything in this hamlet. It’s part manor house, part fortification dating to 1264. It has a park-like setting and a proper restaurant and hotel rooms. Explore the complex...

Waterfall in Kuldīga

Alekšupīte Waterfall

Disappointed in the modest height of Kuldīga's waterfall? Head over to what is – yes! – Latvia's tallest waterfall (4.2m). Sure it's lined with concrete and was once used for a mill, but the cascade is one more...

Historic Building in Kuldīga

Old Town Hall

This renovated 16th-century wood building is now home to the Tourist Information Centre. Outside, a statue popular for selfies portrays Evalds Valters, a beloved film star.

Historic Building in Kuldīga

Kuldīga Synagogue

Stately and stolid, this 1875 structure was home to Kuldīga’s Jewish community until the Holocaust. It now houses the town's library and arts centre.

Architecture in Kuldīga

Old Wooden House

Kurzeme’s oldest wooden house – built in 1670, reconstructed in 1742 and renovated in 1982 – stands on the northern corner of Pasta iela.

Historic Building in Kuldīga

New Town Hall

The new town hall, built in 1860 in Italian Renaissance style, is at the southern end of Rātslaukums.

Cave in Kuldīga

Riežupe Sand Caves

Located 5km outside of town along the unpaved Krasta iela, Riežupe Sand Caves feature 460m of labyrinthine tunnels that can be visited by candlelight. They’re a chilly 8°C, so bring a warm sweater. The cave is...

Historic Building in Kuldīga

Castle Watchman’s House

The Castle Watchman’s House was built in 1735 to protect the ruins of the Livonian Order Castle. Legend has it that the house was the site of executions and beheadings, and the stream behind the house ran red...

Ruins in Kuldīga

Old Castle Hill

The large old castle hill (pilskalns), 2.5km north of town on the western bank of the Venta, was the fortress of Lamekins, the Cour who ruled much of Kurzeme before the 13th-century German invasion. Legend has it...