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History of city Cesis (Wenden) in photos

A small historical reference

German Wenden castle, built in 1213, served as one of the main centers of the Livonian Order and the residence of its masters. The German name is derived from the Wends - names once lived here ethnic group of uncertain origin - Livonian, Curonian or West Slavic - refugees from the north courses that in the XI century on the site Riekstukalns (Nut Hill) built his castle. This Vendian castle mound and was built next to a stone castle is the cradle of the city. In the Middle Ages the city was part of the Hanseatic League. Every year the General Chapter of the Order was going. Walther von Plettenberg, and a number of other masters are buried in the church of St. John.

Cesis. Opening of the monument to VI Lenin, 11/07/1959
Opening of the monument to VI Lenin, 11/07/1959
Cesis. Victory Monument
Victory Monument
Cesis. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Cesis. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Cesis. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Cesis. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Cesis. Panorama of station
Panorama of station
Cesis. Panorama of the castle
Panorama of the castle
Cesis. Panorama of the castle
Panorama of the castle
Cesis. Parade participants of singing contest
Parade participants of singing contest
Cesis. Riga street
Riga street
Cesis. The ruins of a German castle Wenden
The ruins of a German castle Wenden
Cesis. The ruins of castle Wenden
The ruins of castle Wenden
Cesis. Railway station
Railway station
Cesis. Railway station Wenden
Railway station Wenden
Cesis. Water tower and a windmill
Water tower and a windmill
Cesis. Water hoisting building
Water hoisting building
Cesis. Castle Wenden
Castle Wenden

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