The Līgatne paper-mill village was once one of the most modern workers’ settlements in Europe. It was created at the end of the 19th century, as the Līgatne paper mill developed and expanded. Although the paper mill is now closed, the village is still populated. Its historical centre is a nationally important protected urban-construction monument – the only ensemble of wooden buildings of this type in the Baltics. The Līgatne hills surrounded by the Līgatne River and the sandstone cliffs of Ānfabrika and Lustūži. For centuries, people have been creating cave systems and cellars in the sandstone outcrops – 333 cellar caves have been identified in Līgatne.
Vidzeme farmstead and white highways
Salaca river valley with Mazsalaca and Skaņaiskalns
Cēsis Old Town with medieval castle and park
Lake Burtnieki with churches and estate centres
Āraiši Lake and surroundings
Alūksne’s historic centre with its lake, parks, castle and palaces