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.
Pre-summer solstice celebration "Saulgriezis"Read more
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 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.
“Art Garden” will blossom in ValmieraRead more
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”.
Official souvenirs of the European Region of Gastronomy 2017 are announcedRead more
The Riga Tourism Development Bureau Foundation (Live Riga) together with the local governments of Sigulda, Cēsis and Valmiera, as well as the Gauja National Park tourism cluster has chosen the winners of the competition “Official souvenirs of the Rīga-Gauja Region 2017” and announced three official souvenirs.
The HANSA project starts its way to the tourism fairs!Read more
Year 2017 already rolls full steam ahead, and so do the travel fairs. The HANSA project also prepares for the upcoming tourism season, and the fairs are a great opportunity for You to meet us and get us know a little bit more!
Tourism offer in Valmiera will be represented in international fairsRead more
The taste of Latvian nature, skilfulness of local craftsmen, breath-taking hiking trails, joy of cycling, possibility to enjoy the beauty and variety of seasons, active recreation, culture events and the Hanseatic heritage – those are the main aspects on which the emphasis will be put in international tourism exhibitions-fairs to popularize the tourism opportunities in Valmiera, its surrounding districts and the Gauja National Park to travellers and tourism professionals.
In 2017 the Riga-Gauja region is the European Region of GastronomyRead more
To preserve the gastronomic traditions and the variety of local cuisine, to use local products and to promote the Gauja National Park as a tourism destination by showing to ourselves and others how rich and unique we are – those are the goals of the European Region of Gastronomy. In 2017 the Riga-Gauja region is bearing the title of European Region of Gastronomy, and it also includes Valmiera.
Road to “Hansa culinary”: focus on local possibilitiesRead more
Local ingredients have the potential to be an increasingly important part of the modern culinary – this was apparent in Viljandi (Estonia) in the beginning of the week, when chefs from seven Hanseatic cities (Cēsis, Limbaži, Kuldīga, Straupe and Valmiera in Latvia; Pärnu and Viljandi in Estonia) across Baltics met with Swedish colleague Mikael Nypelius.
Events in Riga-Gauja region to be devoted to gastronomy next yearRead more
On October 20, the program of the European Region of Gastronomy 2017 title of the Riga-Gauja region (R-RG) was presented at the Eighth Partners Forum of the Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTDB). It has been based on the “Wild at Plate” concept and includes several dozen new events scheduled throughout the year in Riga, Sigulda, Cēsis and Valmiera.
Meet a Hanseatic merchant in the Valmiera Tourist Information CentreRead more
The interior of the Valmiera Tourist Information Centre has been improved with a design wall, which reflects the everyday life of Valmiera during the Hanseatic times. The purpose of the new design wall is to familiarize locals and guests of Valmiera with the historical events, particularly by showing the dynamic and active lifestyle of the medieval Valmiera and by allowing people to transform themselves into a medieval merchant.
Rich in traditions – the Simjūds Fair – will take place in ValmieraRead more
On October 8 from 9:00 till 16:00 in Valmiera – in the stretch from Katrīnas Street till Ziloņu Street on Rīgas Street, in the Town Square and in the territory of the Livonian Order castle – the smell of delicacies will tickle your nose, practical and beautiful items will feast your eyes, songs will be sang and stories will be told, and the autumn will be greeted with dances and lots of laughter. It can mean only one thing – the famous Simjūds Fair is about to begin and everyone – from far and wide – is invited!
Registration for the tourism conference in Valmiera (Latvia) is openRead more
Miniature Hanseatic time buildings to create medieval atmosphere in ValmieraRead more
Exhibition „Bruņinieku iela - Die Ritterstraße” opened for public viewingRead more
This exhibition is dedicated to the main street of the Valmiera Old Town, around which the city has emerged. The castle ruins just next to it is the oldest evidence of the existence of this street. Only later on Bruņinieku or Knight Street appeared with the oldest buildings in Valmiera. Each and every of them has a unique story giving us an insight of how people once used to live.
New permanent exhibition in the Valmiera Museum „Creation of the World. Clay and porcelain”Read more
Mint your special coin of Valmiera during the city festivalRead more
The emblem of Valmiera as it was in 1524 on the obverse and a picture of a typical vessel of the Hanseatic League designed by the artist of the Valmiera Museum on the reverse – everyone will have an opportunity to mint such a unique coin during the Valmiera City Festival, while enjoying the medieval spirit by the castle ruins.
Don’t miss the Valmiera City Festival!Read more
Dzintars Kristovskis named Riga-Gauja Gastronomic Region AmbassadorRead more
In tandem with the honor bestowed the Riga-Gauja Region - the title of ‘’European Gastonomy Region 2017”, Chef Dzintars Kristovskis from the restaurant ‘’Valmiermuižas vēstniecība Rīgā”, has been appointed official Ambassador.
Summer Solstice celebration in Valmiera and surrounding countiesRead more
This year a varied Summer Solstice programme has been prepared in Valmiera, as well in Kocēni, Burtnieki and Beverīna counties.