Tourism enterpreneurs from Valmiera get to know the Hanseatic city - Kuldīga
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.
Participants of the experience exchange programme had an opportunity to find out how tourism is being created in Kuldīga, identifying and highlighting the rich heritage of the Hanseatic times nowadays. The tourists from Valmiera visited such places as the Kuldīga "Live Museum", went on an excursion "The Story of Ancient Kuldīga", were at the Kuldīga Restoration Centre, in the Artists' Workshop M22, in the restaurants “Goldingen Room “ and “Bangerts”, and went on a ride with the Kuldīga tourism train. At the end of the visit, the participants of the tour also got acquainted with the offer of accommodation services in Kuldīga by visiting the apartments "Kuldīgas pilsdzirnavas" and the hotel "Virka Manor".
The offer of the Hanseatic City Kuldīga’s tourism went to explore 14 participants of the tour, representing various tourism offers of Valmiera and surroundig counties, companies and organizations: Valmiera Tourism Information Centre, Beverina Municipality, Valmiera Museum, hotel “Wolmar”, restaurant “Agnese”, “Valmiermuižas Pils” LTD, the Timemachine Quest game, the farmhouse “Ezergribieši”, the biological farm and pizza baking school “Vīnkalni”, the recreation centre “Avoti” and Nature Education Centre “Vecupītes”. Participants of the tour of the exchange experience admitted that the visit to the Hanseatic city Kuldiga was very inspiring and useful, seeing the impression of the tour and the use of contacts in their further professional activities.
The experience exchange trip was organized in the framework of the Central Baltic Sea Transboundary Cooperation Program 2014-2020 project Nr. CB110 "Hanseatic values for sustainable co-operation" activities.
Valmiera Tourism information centre
Senior tourism project manager