Posts tagged as Liepāja

Liepāja’s yacht harbor gets major upgrade

Friday, November 6, 2020

In Latvia’s seaside city Liepāja, a project for upgrading the yacht harbor is coming to an end, Latvian Radio reported November 6. The city will be able to start the next season with suitable floating berths and the necessary infrastructure for yacht owners. The yacht port or marina is located in the very center of Liepāja, so the city will also get visual improvements and special lighting during the night hours. It…

New year will bring new trams to Liepāja

Friday, October 30, 2020

Croatia is currently testing the first low-floor tram built for Liepāja. It is planned that the first two new trams could appear on the streets of Liepāja at the end of the year, Latvian Radio reported October 30. The new trams will be a particular challenge for technical workers, as trams will be equipped with modern technologies. Two drivers and two technical workers from Liepāja have gone to Croatia to learn how to drive…

Moose catches a ride from Rīga to Liepāja

Monday, October 26, 2020

The moose who was seen running errands in the center of Rīga Tuesday morning has been given a lift to forests near Liepāja, Latvian Television reported October 24. On Tuesday,  eyewitnesses reported seeing a moose in Rīga center – first shopping at a DIY store, then waiting for a train at the Central Station, evidently missing it and opting for a swim in the River Daugava. The animal apparently decided to wait…

Businesses to watch from Liepāja

Friday, October 2, 2020

In this special feature, originally produced for the Baltic Business Quarterly magazine published by the German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce (AHK), Monta Glumane reports from Liepāja on the changing business landscape in Latvia’s third-largest city, Liepāja, and profiles some of the companies leading an undeniable economic revival. The manufacturing companies in each industry have their own development story. For example, the tradition of metalworking began in the middle of the 19 th …

Three for the weekend: Cēsis 814, Sigulda market, Liepāja festival

Friday, July 17, 2020

Weekend is finally here, and plenty of activity is going on all over Latvia. Take a look a our tips! As the city of Cēsis celebrates its 814th anniversary, festivities are taking place over the weekend of July 18 to 19. Events include a  design marke  t,  a crafts market  ,  concerts   and more. Plus, for the first time, an entire celebration  is taking place online,   livestreaming the…

Three for the weekend: rooftop concert, hike, drive-in movie

Friday, June 5, 2020

Summer has begun at full speed. Here are three tips to spend the warm weekend! On Friday, June 5, the Liepaja concert hall calls for an unprecedented live event – a concert on the roof of concert hall “Lielais Dzintars” (The Great Amber).  When the sun sets, the live broadcast will consist of ambiently cosmic electronic music, accompanied by a lightshow. Live broadcast is free of charge. The broadcast will be streamed at 22:00 on the Facebook accounts of  Lielais Dzintars  ,  Liepāja Municipality…

Fisheries in Liepāja shift more business to hospitality

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Following the EU-wide ban on cod fishing in the Baltic Sea , fisheries have instead moved on to the hospitality and tourism business. An old warehouse in the Liepāja port town now houses a brewery, a fish procession plant and a gastropub. The proprietors – the Laugaļi family – already have experience in hospitality after fishing fleets were cut, but now they’ve set up shop at the scenic Liepāja marina with…

Courtyard concerts in Ventspils and Liepāja

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Creative teams of the Kurzeme Philharmonic and concert hall “Latvia” have joined in concert series “Atver logu” (Open the Window) in Ventspils City from May 3 until May 16. Meanwhile, Liepāja City carries out a similar series “Pilsētas serenādes” (City Serenades) from May 14 to June 12. Due to the state of emergency announced in Latvia, all mass events have been prohibited. Cultural life froze for a while. Many artists…

Drug use among young a cause for concern in Liepāja

Friday, January 10, 2020

“The hospital is full of young people with serious psychological illnesses caused by using marihuana. Even smoking one time can cause psychological illness,” said the hospital’s Narcology Department Director Narcologist Jeļena Sorokina. The Piejūras Hospital Psychiatric department sometimes has months when up to 10 drug users from across Kurzeme are stationed there. The age of patients is also decreasing, with patients as young as 12 years old being treated at…