IMG_8422 Tukums is an ancient Liv settlement. The name derives from the Finno-Ugric words Tukku magi – which means a row of hills. The natural beauty and abundance of resources in this entire area makes it clear why the name was chosen. Tukums first appeared in historical chronicles in 1445. The town was formally founded […]

Jekabpils takes its name from Duke Jacob himself. This area was settled in the 13th century, and is associated with the Duchy of Courland. The city grew up on the left bank of the Daugava River. Jekabpils was a popular stopover point for the Vikings and other travelers along the Daugava trade route. The city […]


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