For the first time Jūrmala with its own stand participates in the tourism fair „Tourest 2006” [ 52 ]

Jurmala participates in the international travel fair „ITB BERLIN 2005”

About Kemeri National Park [ 98 ]

Pokaini forest [ 86 ]

About sanatorium “Amber Shore”

State Museum of Art
Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation
Riga Technical University Museum
Riga Motor Museum [ 5 ]
Riga Film Museum
Literature, Theatre and Music Museum
Pauls Stradins Museum of the History of Medicine
Occupation Museum of Latvia [ 16 ]
Ojars Vacietis Memorial Museum
Museum of Pharmacy
Museum of Decorative Applied Arts
Mentzendorff's House. City-Dwellers' House-Museum
History Museum of Latvia
Museum of the History of the University of Latvia
Museum of Computer Science & Technology - University of Latvia
Museum of Geology of the University of Latvia
The Museum of Botany of the University of Latvia
Firefighting Museum of Latvia
Latvian Sport Museum
Latvian Culture Museum "Dauderi"
Latvian War Museum
Latvian Museum of Photography
Ethnographic Open-Air Museum of Latvia
Latvian Museum of Natural History
Museum of Foreign Art
Latvian Museum of Architekture
Krisjanis Barons Museum
Jekabs Primanis Anatomy Museum
Janis Akuraters Museum [ 2 ]
Janis Rozentals and Rudolfs Blaumanis Museum
Eduards Smilgis Theatre Museum
State Museum of Art. Exhibition Hall "Arsenals"
Andejs Upits Memorial Museum

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About Kemeri National Park

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Kemeri National Park (38 165 ha)was established in 1997. It is situated in the central part of Latvia, bordering the Baltic sea. Kemeri National Park is of great geological interest with rows of inland dunes and lagoon lakes along the coast that mark the border of the ancient Littorina Sea. The territory of the park is mostly covered in forests and bogs. Kemeri Raised Bog is particularly outstanding. The bogs have a crucial role in the formation of numerous springs of sulphurous mineral water, which was the basis for the development of Kemeri as a resort. Lagoon lakes and bogs are nesting sites for lots of different waterfowl and a resting site for thousands of migratory geese and cranes. Wet floodplain forest are home to the Whitebacked Woodpecker – the logo of the park. One can find different orchids in calciferous meadows and fens. Meadows are alive with croaking corncrakes, grazing roe deer, red deer and digging wild boar.

The beautiful park and the old sanatorium building of Kemeri reminds you of the time when Kemeri offered relaxation to people from all over the Soviet Union.

All over the forest you can find traces of trenches and graveyards from World War 1 and 2. About 3.500 people live in the National Park today. Fishery is still important to the livelihoods of many local people – a rich selection of smoked fish is characteristic of the small markets along the coast.

Where to find us?

Kemeri National Park borders the Baltic Sea close to Riga. After only one hour from the capital you are in the heart of some of the most valuable nature areas in Latvia. Further information available at the Kemeri National Park Information Centre, situated in the forest north of Kemeri town. The easiest way to get there is by car on roads A10 or P128, or by train from Riga to Tukums (Kemeri station). All visitors are welcome.

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