A bustling port city anchored by an impressive medieval castle, Ventspils is a destination known for its lively festivals and public art exhibits. Ventspils grants access to numerous beaches but ultimately wins you over with its ancient architecture and cultural museums.
Things to do
If you’re looking to unwind with your toes in the sand, head to Ventspils Beach. This family-friendly area offers a laid-back environment where you can sunbathe, go swimming or play volleyball
Visit the Castle of the Lenovian Order, Ventspils main attraction. Book a tour to browse the museum’s digital exhibition that provides a full history of the castle and the port. You can also have an opportunity to fire a cannon or shoot a bow and arrow.
For a bit of excitement, check out the Narrow Gauge Railway that runs from the Open Air Museum. Enjoy the sights while taking an exhilarating ride through a coastal landscape of sand dunes, pine forests and summer cottages.
Head to the Ventspils Water Park, the perfect spot to cool off and have fun. Take a ride down the water slides, relax on a raft in the wave pool and, if you get cold, warm up in the sauna or Jacuzzi.
The most efficient way to get around Ventspils is by bus, with regular services offered out of the Central Bus Station on Kuldigas. There are also major highways intersecting the region, making for easy transit by car. To see the city’s sights from a different perspective, take an overnight ferry from Nynashamn/Stockholm.
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