The undulating silhouette of the Vecpiebalga hillocks is interesting because of its diversity – hills, lakes, bogs and quagmires. Vecpiebalga has established itself near the ancient Piebalga castle mound or Grišķi Hill. Kaibēnu kalns is home to the Brothers Kaudžīši Museum. The viewing tower on Brežģis kalns looks over the forest-clad hills to lakes Alauksts, Zobols and Inesis. They have found their place in Latvia’s highest location, the Vidzeme uplands. The banks of the lakes are dotted with farmsteads and stands of trees, creating the cultural landscape characteristic of Vidzeme.
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
Lake Burtnieki with churches and estate centres
Āraiši Lake and surroundings
Alūksne’s historic centre with its lake, parks, castle and palaces