In close cooperation of 11 partners from Latvia, Estonia and Sweden, from October 2015 until December 2018 the project “Hanseatic Approach to New Sustainable Alliances” will be carried out. The aim of the project is to revitalize the historical heritage of the Hanseatic League and it is supported by the Central Baltic programme 2014-2020.
The Valmiera Tourist Information Centre receives the “Hiker-friendly” badgeRead more
Valmiera joins the world’s biggest photo projectRead more
A different tourism year in Valmiera in 2020Read more
ITB Berlin NOW virtual exhibition - for the promotion of Gauja National Park municipalities and tourism entrepreneursRead more
Worth knowing about Valmiera!Read more
Valmiera is the largest city in Vidzeme with active business, nature-friendly thinking, lively cultural and sports life, based on ancient traditions. Here the ancient meets the modern, the industrial meets the natural and therefore the residents and guests of the city feel good here.
Visit Valmiera - the pearl of northern Latvia - on a virtual tour!Read more
Valmiera commits to become the European Capital of CultureRead more
Valmiera residents are pragmatic, realistic and rational. Valmiera and the future Valmiera region are also a united and rich cultural space with strong traditions and formidable creativity. It is unique and constantly rediscovered. That is why Valmiera is determined to become a European cultural destination by developing and implementing a long-term cultural program at the European level in the newly established region. It will be available to everyone living in Valmiera region and at the same time interesting for Latvian and European residents, giving everyone the opportunity to find an important place in the program.
Valmiera Castle cultural environment center is being builtRead more
Simultaneously with the ongoing wall restoration, reconstruction of the pharmacy building ensemble and construction of the new Valmiera Castle cultural environment center building, the historians of the Museum of Valmiera, in cooperation with the authors of the exposition design project SIA “H2E” and municipal specialists, are creating the exposition of the future Valmiera Castle cultural environment center.
Ski tracks are open in ValmieraRead more
To encourage people to spend their free time healthy and actively, ski tracks are opened in the Dīvaliņa meadows and leasure park "Avoti", and are available free of cost to everyone.
Live Tour Around Gauja National ParkRead more
Video about Valmiera in Hanseatic periodRead more
Video is made to show Valmiera and citizens in Hanseatic times through new costumes and cullinary. The video is made to upgrade application "Explore Valmiera". Video is financed by the project No.CB110 "Hanseatic Approach to New Sustainable Alliances" co-funded by the Central Baltic Sea Region Cross-Border Cooperation Programme for 2014-2020.
Explore the 9 HANSA cities with the new travel AppsRead more
HANSA cities have developed “Explore HANSA” Apps to smooth the visit to the 9 enchanting Hanseatic cities rich in heritage and tradition – Visby in Sweden, Pärnu and Viljandi in Estonia and Cēsis, Koknese, Kuldīga, Limbaži, Straupe and Valmiera in Latvia. The Apps allow to immerse in the city with all the necessary information in your pocket.
"Explore HANSA" in ITB Berlin 2018Read more
In March 7–11, 2018, the project will participate in one of the largest tourism trade fairs – ITB Berlin (Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin) in Germany to introduce the international audience to our cities and our products.
Tourism enterpreneurs from Valmiera get to know the Hanseatic city - KuldīgaRead more
Get to Know Valmiera with an Audio GuideRead more
Do you know how the St. Simon’s Church got its name or what was previously situated in the current town hall building? Can you imagine what a Livonian Order Castle with 10 m high walls looked like, with only ruins remaining nowadays? Did you know that the first music school in Latvia, outside of Riga opened its doors in Valmiera in 1920? You will find answers to these and many other questions in the Valmiera audio guide.
All food lovers are welcome at restaurants in ValmieraRead more
For the second time now, Valmiera is inviting people to the Restaurant Week, welcoming visitors with ancient flavours delivered in a contemporary manner. The Restaurant Week will take place from November 6 to November 12.
Small Hanseatic cities attract with nearness to nature and authentic historyRead more
Research on Valmiera during the Hanseatic period has been publishedRead more
Research carried out by historian Ilgvars Misāns on the Hanseatic League is an important contribution to a better understanding of the history of Valmiera. It looks at the Hanseatic League not only as a political subject, but also highlights its social and economic contribution.
Cross-border tourism offers bring new perspective to travellingRead more
Cross-border tourism offers are a relatively new feature in the tourism market. This common conclusion was reached at the ITB Berlin travel fair, where representatives of the HANSA project had the opportunity to meet many tour operators from Europe and other parts of the world.