Kuldīga Waterfall

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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 of tonnes of water cascading over the precipice and the refreshing feel of the mist on a summer day.

In spring, crowds come from near and far to watch vimba (a type of migratory bream) jump the falls on their migration from the Baltic.

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1. Kuldīga Historic Museum

0.11 MILES

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…

2. Town Garden

0.14 MILES

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…

3. Castle Watchman’s House

0.15 MILES

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…

4. Old Brick Bridge

0.16 MILES

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.

5. Sculpture Garden

0.17 MILES

The lovely gardens feature a monument to Suiti grannies, among others.

6. 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…

7. St Katrīna’s Church

0.28 MILES

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…

8. Old Wooden House

0.31 MILES

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