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The government has decided to extend the precautionary and security measures during the emergency situation

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16.03.2020. 10:18
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The government has decided to extend the precautionary and security measures during the emergency situation in order to prevent more effectively the spread of COVID-19 in Latvia. The restrictions will affect the work of educational establishments, public assembly, movement outside the state borders and other areas.

The activity of travelers in Valmiera is increasing

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27.02.2020. 11:45
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In Valmiera tourist accommodation in 2019 increased by 9.95% in comparison to the year 2018. The total number of beds provided to tourists during the year has also increased by 4.61%, according to the statistics for the year 2019 gathered by the Valmiera Tourism information centre (Valmiera TIC).

The event guide for the year 2020 has been released

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17.01.2020. 06:48
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The new year has begun with new events – the Valmiera Tourism information centre in cooperation with the counties of Beverīna, Burtnieki and Kocēni has released the 2020 Event guide, composed of exciting events for everyone. We welcome guests from near and far in cultural, educational, recreational events and festivals. Every month will surprise with special events for both children and adults.

The 9th European Greenways Awards have been given during the official ceremony in Dikli

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19.09.2019. 14:32
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Six greenways from Latvia, Estonia, Czechia, Austria and Spain were awarded as reference of best practices in Europe.

Valmiera Art days invite to discover and move forward

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11.03.2019. 13:16
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Steps cover the floor of the theatre, leisurely flowing through the sounds of music, leaving traces on the linen, lives between punctuation marks, whirls in conversations and invites you to the world or art. Valmiera Art days “Soļi. Pilsēta. Es.” („Steps. The City. Me) will be held from April 1st until May 1st.

More and more often travelers stay overnight in Valmiera

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20.02.2019. 06:36
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All togother 19 181 tourists were accommodated in Valmiera last year which is a 3,29% increase compared to the year 2017. Accommodation data from the year 2018 was provided for the Valmiera Tourism information centre (TIC) by 23 tourist accommodations – 4 hotels, 2 guest houses, 11 apartments un 6 youth homes.

Video about Valmiera in Hanseatic period

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05.09.2018. 09:42
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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.

Take part in the tourism campaign and find “Centennial Treasures”!

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26.07.2018. 12:37
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Ant’s path, crooked tree, pub, stump, cavity, roots – some places marked on the map and directions to hidden treasures.

Explore the 9 HANSA cities with the new travel Apps

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24.05.2018. 07:28
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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.

The number of visitors to the Valmiera Tourism InformationCentre is increasing

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13.03.2018. 13:01
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Valmiera Tourism Information Centre (TIC) have visited more than 10,000 visitors in 2017, according to statistics collected by the Valmiera Tourism Information Centre. This indicator has grown by less than 3% and the increase in the number of visitors as a positive trend is observed annually.

"Explore HANSA" in ITB Berlin 2018

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23.02.2018. 09:17
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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 - Kuldīga

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10.02.2018. 09:52
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To acquire examples of good practice and encourage to take-up the experience, number of tourism enterpreneurs and professionals of Valmiera and surrouding counties on January 31 went on an introductory visit to the Hanseatic city – Kuldīga.

Get to Know Valmiera with an Audio Guide

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16.10.2017. 08:39
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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 Valmiera

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16.10.2017. 08:20
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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.

Tourism campaign will invite to search for “Centennial treasures”

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24.07.2017. 10:38
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Valmiera Tourist Information Centre in cooperation with Kocēni, Burtnieki and Beverīna Municipalities will open the “treasure chest” and with that will invite local and foreign toruists from July 25 until October 31 to take part in the tourism campaign “Centennial treasures”.

A journey into the world of flavours – “Castle of Gourmands”

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18.07.2017. 17:01
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The gate, leading into the oldtown of Valmiera and the territory of the Valmiera Museum, for one day – on July 29 – will become a border line between past and present, taking everyone into the Castle of Gourmands.

Small Hanseatic cities attract with nearness to nature and authentic history

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14.06.2017. 17:50
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At the beginning of June travellers from Germany, the Netherlands and Luxembourg visited five cities from the HANSA project for the second test trip. Four selected test travellers went to Pӓrnu (Estonia), Valmiera, Straupe, Kuldīga (all – Latvia) and Visby (Sweden).

Research on Valmiera during the Hanseatic period has been published

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29.05.2017. 15:24
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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.

Pre-summer solstice celebration "Saulgriezis"

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13.05.2017. 13:16
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In a never seen before scope will the pre-summer solstice event “Saulgriezis” on 10th of June in Valmiermuiža take place. Thanks to the participation of the ethno-eco festival “Sviests”, this year along the traditional events such as the fair, traditional activities, workshops, fire ritual and other equinox traditions, participants will have an opportunity to take part in the biggest in Latvia post-folk festival.

Cross-border tourism offers bring new perspective to travelling

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05.04.2017. 11:03
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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.

“Art Garden” will blossom in Valmiera

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04.03.2017. 12:31
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From April 1 to May 1 everyone is cordially invited to take part in the activities within the framework of the annual Art days – series of creative events under the title “Art Garden”.