The sea at arm’s length, a safe and suitable environment for children, beautiful nature and stunning sunsets – all this just beckons you to Liepāja.
Liepāja is the best place for families and friends – enjoy the unforgettable Liepāja beach with the whitest sand in the world, go cycling together along more than 50 km long cycling roads, get loads of fresh air in Karosta, replenish your energy by the Liepāja nature – at the lake or leisure parks, at playgrounds or during romantic walks in the city!
A world-renowned architectural gem, the “Great Amber” Concert Hall brings us superb acoustics, modern and internationally recognised architecture and versatile facilities. Contact the Concert Hall Information Centre for tours and excursions.
+371 63 424 555
Discover science in a tangible and visible way at the Centre for Innovation in Science and Education (ZIIC). The Centre’s branch at 4/6 Autoru Street offers more than 20 interactive exhibits as well as modern educational technologies that can be studied during practical classes in STEM and IT fields. The ZIIC (House of Nature) branch at Zirgu 2 invites you to study natural sciences and enrich your knowledge of the environment through the biology, ecology, zoology and other areas related to nature. Upon prior arrangement, the centre is open to all who wish learn more about nature, especially school groups and families with children.
Autoru iela 4/6, +371 25 728 867, email@example.com
Zirgu sala 2, +371 26 644 834, firstname.lastname@example.org
The House of Craftsmen brings together 16 different artisans from the Kurzeme region, who are happy to explain their crafts and traditions to visitors. In the workshops, you can see how craft masters weave folk costumes on old looms, the candle-making process, how jewellery made of metal, ceramics, leather and amber are made. Here you will also find the longest amber beads in Latvia. They are 123 metres long and weigh 19.5 kg. The beads contain 17000 pieces of amber, all donated as gifts to the Liepāja city by local residents. You can also see folk costumes and national dresses that are more than a hundred years old, as well as some quite recent ones. Workshops are also available on request.
+371 26 541 424
The Liepāja orienteering grounds can be visited at any time of the year. Choose your favourite spot – the Seaside Park, the centre of Liepāja, Karosta or Beberlini – or try them all. At each checkpoint you can mark your result with the mobile app “Qrenteerings” and compare it with your friends.
+371 20 252 282
Karosta is part of Liepāja, but it is also a city within a city. It is an amazing, paradoxical and unique place not only in Latvian history but also in the history of the world. Karosta is one of the most unusual sites in Latvia. To get to know Karosta better, we offer guided tours of the Prison, the Forts, the Water supply tower and the sites of the Freedom struggles. A show at Karosta Prison, the “Escape from the USSR” game at the Northern Forts. Freedom Trail or orienteering by bicycle. Meals and an overnight stay in prison. Anything is possible here…
+371 26 369 470
Visit the Liepāja Puppet Theatre and discover the secrets of the puppet kingdom. Learn secrets of a puppeteer’s profession, try on the role of an actor, and peek behind the scenes of a performance.
Price: 5 EUR
You can attend live performances of Liepāja Puppet Theatre as well as watch performances online on the ZOOM platform.
+371 26 594 529
Take a peek behind the scenes! Liepāja Theatre offers guided tours around the theatre rooms, which are usually hidden from the public eye, revealing secrets you have never seen.
Price for groups of 10 or more people €3.00 per person + free of charge for the teacher.
Join the online lecture “How does a play get made?” the main aim and purpose of which is to show young people, in an exciting format, that theatre is more than just an actor memorising the text of a play.
The venue is the ZOOM platform. Take place from September on request.
Price: 210 euros for groups of up to 30 participants. Target audience: Grades 4-12.
+371 29 352 460
The Liepāja Museum educational programme offers regular classes throughout the year, as well as seasonal classes and classes focusing on specific exhibitions. Please contact us in advance to find out about current exhibitions and seasonal programmes, as well as to sign up for a class.
+371 29 605 223, +371 63 422 604
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In the farm bakery ‘Ievlejas’ you can find out how bread is baked, try your hand at baking, enjoy a cup of tea and play with a character from the fairy tales. While the bread is being baked, you can get to know the old working tools.
Price: EUR 7.50 per person. Agita Petersone, master of taste.
“Ievlejas, Saka parish
+371 29 124 128
The Pāvilosta Local History Museum has 3 interactive exhibitions where you can learn about Pāvilosta, its history and the time when it was a closed zone. There are also workshops on tying knots and mending nets for school groups.
Dzintaru iela 1, Pāvilosta
+371 63 498 276; +371 29 226 273
The “Path of the Sun” sensory labyrinth and Rucava hydro meteorological observation station
The labyrinth is one of the oldest symbols of humankind, and its origins can be traced back to 3000 years ago. Walking through the labyrinth gives you the first impulse to keep searching, to find and discover yourself. Walking the labyrinth is a purifying rituals, an inner release from the everyday worries and anxieties that create tension and prevent us from listening to ourselves. The centre of the labyrinth symbolises enlightenment.
And on our way back, we return with new experiences and renewed spiritual strength.
The labyrinth can be visited without prior booking. The excursion to the hydro meteorological observation station must be booked in advance by contacting the guide.
“Zvirbuļi”, Rucava parish
+371 26 830 634
In the mini zoo, you will learn about rural life. In this zoo, you can meet different and unusual animals – cows, sheep, silk hens, Indian galloping ducks, golden pheasants, turkeys, ducks, Indian peacocks. Ance and Cleo, a pair of African ostriches, Emils, an Australian emu, and many others lovely animals.
“Atomi”, Grīnvalti, Nīca parish
+371 25 560 040
Did you know that there are things that end up in museums coming from a different sort of waste and recycle grounds? You can find old household items, as well as odd and valuable objects in them. Once taken out of the rubbish, all the items are carefully polished and preserved. Many of the items are things that only our grandmothers knew how to use.
The museum is located in the administrative building of SIA “Liepājas RAS. The exhibits are arranged in a permanent exposition and may be viewed by visitors to the company.
Entrance to the museum is free, but tours must be booked in advance.
Ķīvītes, Grobiņa parish
+371 63 459 091
“Jura staļļi” recreation complex offers an active and informative way of spending free outdoors time. You can get to know the noblest of animals – the horse and go for a ride. The brave ones can even try out a rope ride called “Winged Horse”. After arranging with the owners in advance, you can have lunch at the cafe “In Iveta’s Kitchen” or eat your own sandwiches at the picnic area.
“Kapeļkalēji”, Robežnieki, Grobiņa parish
+371 29 359 778
The museum was established in the house where Z.A. Meierovics, the first Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, was born. Permanent and changing exhibitions tells us the lives stories of famous personalities in Durbe and historical events associated with the name of the town.
Raiņa iela 17, Durbe
+371 28 677 141
There are five well-maintained hiking trails in the Forest Park of Cīrava (~85 hectares) for those who enjoy leisurely walks, hikes, stunning views of nature and more active activities. Most of the trails and paths lead along the banks of the Durbe River, opening up views of the numerous bends, beaver weirs and dams, bushes of hornbeam, birch, aspen and pine trees.
+371 25 435 898
“The Tricks of the Dwarfs in the Magic Forest”
The dwarfs invite you to explore different mysteries, get creative, play sports, and go on a treasure hunt! For older pre-school and primary schoolchildren.
“Dižozoli, Priekule parish
+371 26 260 526
Ceramics workshop “Virzas”
Try your hand at pottery, plaster moulds or just create interesting things. The class takes about 2 hours, and after good practise, you can relax around the fire and explore the nearby Paplaka countryside, including the local “Disneyland”!
“Virzas, Paplaka, Virga parish
+371 26 534 381
One of the most beautiful and mysterious places in Kurzeme. It is especially enchanting in the autumn when you can admire the rainbow of the multi-coloured leaves. Take a guided walk along the trail and learn a lot!
+371 26 632 134
A nature park with a collection of rare plants, complemented by the artwork and small architectural forms by the artist Ģirts Brumsons.
Individual visits are free of charge and no prior arrangement is needed, whereas by appointment you can visit the artist’s private residence, the extraordinary landscaped garden and the artist’s studio. The tour lasts about 1 hour.
Price: EUR 2 per person (minimum 5 visitors)
+371 26 892 701