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Old photos of Ventspils (Windau)
Flag of Ventspils Coat of arms of Ventspils

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History of city Ventspils (Windau) region Kurzeme (Kurland) in photos

A small historical reference

Ventspils - the port city of republican subordination, located in the northwest of Latvia, on the Baltic coast near the mouth of the river Venta. Date of establishment - August 8, 1290. The heyday of the city began when the mouth of the river was laid Vindava largest shipyard, which contributed to the construction of weapons workshops, blast furnace, saltpeter and brick factories, as profits from the export of agricultural products (cereals and flax) was spent on the construction of factories and manufactories.

Attractions - Castle of the Livonian Order, Lutheran Church middle of the XIX century, the Blue Flag beach (Blue Flag - an international award given annually to beaches and piers, where the water meets high quality standards and is suitable for safe swimming).

Ventspils. Big street
Big street
Ventspils. House for workers
House for workers
Ventspils. Harbor
Harbor
Ventspils. Harbor
Harbor
Ventspils. Harbor
Harbor
Ventspils. Goldingenskaya street
Goldingenskaya street
Ventspils. Hotel Royal
Hotel "Royal"
Ventspils. Book and art shop R. Lantrewitz
Book and art shop R. Lantrewitz
Ventspils. Locman tower
Locman tower
Ventspils. Lutheran church
Lutheran church
Ventspils. On the ice near manor Rotgof
On the ice near manor Rotgof
Ventspils. Order castle with a tower-lighthouse
Order castle with a tower-lighthouse
Ventspils. Monument, 1960
Monument to participants in the revolution 1905, opened July 7, 1960
Ventspils. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Ventspils. A sailboat Herald
A sailboat "Herald" in Ventspils
Ventspils. Market
Market
Ventspils. St. Nicholas Church
St. Nicholas Church
Ventspils. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Ventspils. Villa of Shvederskiy
Villa of Shvederskiy
Ventspils. Waterfall on the river Windau (Rummel)
Waterfall on the river Windau (Rummel)
Ventspils. Offing
Offing
Ventspils. Castle street
Castle street
Ventspils. Castle street
Castle street
Ventspils. Castle street, 1911
Castle street, 1911

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