Research on Valmiera during the Hanseatic period has been published

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29.05.2017. 15:24

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

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

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

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 announced

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21.02.2017. 10:29

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!

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09.02.2017. 12:08

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 fairs

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13.01.2017. 15:57

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 Gastronomy

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06.01.2017. 16:58

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 possibilities

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16.11.2016. 16:45

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 year

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04.11.2016. 17:39

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 Centre

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11.10.2016. 15:23

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 Valmiera

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27.09.2016. 09:49

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 open

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09.09.2016. 11:02
As of 7 September 2016 registration for participation in the international, scientific conference „Experience, Innovations and Challenges in Tourism: Local Solutions for Global Tendencies” is open. The conference will be held on 21 October 2016 in the Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Cēsu Street 4, Valmiera.

Miniature Hanseatic time buildings to create medieval atmosphere in Valmiera

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07.09.2016. 15:15
In order to popularize the Hanseatic heritage in Valmiera, since 2 September by the Valmiera Museum several miniature copies of buildings form the Hanseatic times can be found.

Exhibition „Bruņinieku iela - Die Ritterstraße” opened for public viewing

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19.08.2016. 16:29

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”

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19.08.2016. 12:28
In the Exhibition Hall of the Valmiera Museum a new permanent exhibition „Creation of the World. Clay and porcelain” has been opened for visitors. It will be available until the next Museum Night in the upcoming spring. Furthermore, visitors of all ages are invited to educational activities to learn more about clay

Mint your special coin of Valmiera during the city festival

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12.08.2016. 10:00

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!

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29.07.2016. 09:03
From August 11 until August 13 Valmiera will celebrate its 733rd anniversary with a diverse festival programme, in which surely everyone will find something interesting and appealing to do.

Dzintars Kristovskis named Riga-Gauja Gastronomic Region Ambassador

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21.07.2016. 14:28

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 counties

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17.06.2016. 12:09

This year a varied Summer Solstice programme has been prepared in Valmiera, as well in Kocēni, Burtnieki and Beverīna counties.

HANSA project partners share experiences at the 36th International Hanseatic Day

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16.06.2016. 17:55

From 9th to 12th June partners of the project “Hanseatic Approach to New Sustainable Alliances” (HANSA) participated at the 36th International Hanseatic Day in Bergen (Norway). HANSA cities Pärnu, Viljandi (both – Estonia), Visby (Sweden), Kuldīga, Limbaži, Straupe and Valmiera (all – Latvia) presented city stands and offered entertaining performances. Project HANSA manager Inger Harlevi and Vidzeme Planning Region project manager Rūta Vasermane presented HANSA project and its communication activities in a seminar for tourism professionals.