Last Updated on 2023-05-01 by Birk Karsten Ecke
Photos from the very heart of Courland – The City of Kandava
I would like to invite you to browse my photos from Kandava. The small city is located in central Kurzeme, the historic landscape called Courland. Kandava is located on the hills of the Abava River. One of the most famous sights is the steep slope of the Great Street in the old town.
Birk Karsten Ecke
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How to get there
See the route planner below.
For information about driving in Latvia see Travel by car in Latvia – latvia-online.eu.
Latvia has a well-developed network of national long-distance bus connections radiating out from the Central Bus Station (Autoosta) in the capital Rīga. The buses are in good technical condition, well maintained and clean. The staff is friendly. In my experience, the driving style is prudent. The buses are usually on time. If you are satisfied with the ride, you are welcome to leave a small tip in the designated compartment on the dashboard when you get out. From Rīga to Kandava and vice versa, the daily cycle time is approxymately two hours. For more information see https://www.1188.lv/en/transport.
The railway network in Latvia has been largely neglected in recent years. There are still no train connections from Rīga to Kandava.
About the Author
Birk Karsten Ecke
¦¦ I’m interested in photography and the recent history of Europe.
¦¦ I’m a staunch supporter of the European Union and current NATO policies.
¦¦ I support the measures taken against Russia, its criminal government, and its friends.
¦¦ The island of Rügen is my favorite place in Germany.
¦¦ My favorite travel destinations are the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Kandavas county and Municipality