Liepaja – “city, where the wind is born” – the third largest city in the country. It’s in the west Latvia (Kurzeme), in 200 km from Riga and only in 50 km from the Lithuanian border. The city is considered to be the birthplace of Latvian rock.
Near to Liepaja is a small town, called Karosta (war harbor).
It has a great value in the history of Russian empire – from this point was launched a squadron for Port Arthur saving. In soviet times the harbor territory was closed for visitors. Today the former garrison jails is turned into the tourism facility.
Tourist information center:
Liela iela 11,
Phone: +371 348 08 08,
How to reach Liepaja
By the ferry from cities: Karlshamm (Sweden) and Rostok (Germany). Additional information on operator website
By bus every half hour. Timetable on bus station website. Travel time - 3 hours.
By car. Travel time - 3 hours.
By plane - charter flights to Sweden, Denmark and other countries are made from Liepaja airport.