The Lutheran Church, ancient graveyards with unusual chapels and gates, and the Rectory – such are the cultural heritage monuments surrounding fabled Lake Burtnieki. The Burtnieku estate was established near the lake, next to the 13th-century Livonian Order Castle. The estate parkland consists of beautiful pathways, fountains and imported tree species – Pennsylvanian ash, European larch, Siberian pine, Tatarian maple, Paper birch. The Burtnieku Lutheran Church, an example of late Gothic and Baroque architecture, towers over the southeast lakeshore. It was built between 1283 and 1287 and dedicated to Holy Mary.
Vidzeme farmstead and white highways
Salaca river valley with Mazsalaca and Skaņaiskalns
Lejaslīgatne with paper-mill village and the Gauja ferry
Cēsis Old Town with medieval castle and park
Āraiši Lake and surroundings
Alūksne’s historic centre with its lake, parks, castle and palaces