Daugava River, Riga

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    River boats

    by Zirpsis Updated Dec 10, 2006

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    The River Daugava is quite wide and has even some islands. Took a cruise on one of the river boats by the old town peer. The boat went just up to the TV tower and back and it took about a couple of hours. Lager beer and snacks were available on the boat. The weather was nice so it was ok but you can certainly see the same sights also just by walking along the river banks. It's just a bit nicer to lean back and let the scenery glide slowly by while enjoying the local lager.

    River boat at the Daugava River St. Peter's Church
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    The West Bank of the River Daugava

    by into-thin-air Written Nov 10, 2006

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    Don't miss a walk over to the West Bank of the River Daugava, If for no other reason than to get the views back over the river to The Old City of Riga. We left The Old City and crossed over the suspension bridge (The Vansu Tilts), then made our way around the canal before returning to the river bank of the River Daugava to take our photo's before returning to The Old City of Riga over the next bridge south, The Akmens Tilts. Be warned, this is considerably further than it looks but still is a nice walk !!

    The Vansu Tilts from The West Bank
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    Daugava River

    by morgenhund Written Nov 4, 2005

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    The Daugava is the river which flows through Riga, and splits Vecriga from Kliversala. In winter it is usually frozen, and the ice apparently thick enough for people to walk on and also to drill holes through in order to do some ice fishing, seemingly a popular pastime in Riga and its environs. There are three main bridges over the Daugava in the centre of Riga with one being a rail bridge and the other two being road bridges including the Vansu tilts - a rather impressive suspension bridge.

    Frozen Daugava River Frozen Daugava River

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    Wolrds greatest Sailing ships in Riga

    by ExVoto Written Mar 11, 2003

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    Well boys and girls! Now I can proudly inform that this year during August 10th to 13th here in Riga will be Cutty Shark Tall Ships Races!!!! Hurrey!!!! Unfortunately our city council didn’t managed to finish all works necessary for this regatta, but one is sure – during three days those who are interested in sailing ships will find Riga as a heaven!
    For now we know that here will gather about 70 ships from all around the world. Those three days will be accompanied by mass of parties and cultural events.
    Informations will be updated weekly.

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    Akmens Tilts – Stone Bridge

    by Airpunk Written Aug 4, 2007

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    This bridge connects touristy old Riga with the reality of the town’s western part. Although showing some neoclassical elements, it was just finished in 1957.

    Akmens Bridge
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    River of Ice

    by boltonian Written Jun 23, 2007

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    In winter, brave the minus 20 temps to cross the huge river on foot.

    Don't be scared, the ice is over a metre thick.

    Yep, cold

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    Walk by the river

    by Liolio Written Jan 12, 2006

    If you have time, I would recommend to walk by the river. There are some benches, people gathering to spend time, houses worth your attention around and some new constructions like this bridge.

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    The Vansu Brige in Riga

    by musbars Written May 12, 2004

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    The Vansu Bridge is a modern suspension bridge which spans the Daugava River from Kipsala on the west, into Riga's Old Town on the east.

    The brige
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