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The place that you see from the Narva live cam is not only one of the biggest cities in Estonia but also one of the most important historical centers in the state and the whole Europe. Having had a strategic significance because of its location, this city has been a field of battle, an object of peace treaties and also had a critical relevance during numerous military conflicts. With the times of medieval battles have long past, it stands on the periphery of Russia and Europe, which attracts a handful of visitors from all over the globe.

Narva has always been a landmark due to its rich historical legacy. As a town on the border of two countries, it has been a primary battlefield for Russians and anyone else who took control over it including Denmark, Livonian order, Sweden or Germany. It, along with the twin town of Ivangorod at the opposite side of the border, has been under the control of the total of six different countries throughout history.

Although what is now a third largest city in Lithuania, was mostly an important strategic military location, it also played a huge role in the economic and infrastructural development of the region. Obviously, being situated on the very border with Russia, it provided a great opportunity for trade. It also was the first Estonian town through which the railroad was built, ultimately connecting Tallinn and St.Petersburg, rapidly enhancing the trading possibilities with Russia. In Soviet times, this city which can be seen via a camera online was a leading industrial city in Estonia – almost half of the population was involved in a certain industrial field.

The most interesting thing about this place is located right on the border with Russia, where the famous Narva Fortress stands, also known as the Hermann Castle. It has been built by the Danes in 1329 and has been the primary defensive construction for anyone in possession of the castle. The fortress and its central tower, called the Long Hermann, is the main landmark not only of the city it’s in but of the whole region and is now a popular city museum. The castle, undoubtedly, attracts a big amount of tourists, and upon the arrival, tourists can also observe the Ivangorod Castle that is located on the other side of the river Narva – in Russia. The scenery of the Narva Fortress is available on the Narva web camera online.

Apart from the historical wonders that are the two castles, views of which are streamed via the HD webcam Narva, one of the most interesting sights is in the very center – the Central Square of the city (also called the Peter Square). With its water tower nesting on top of the citizens housing, it is definitely one of the unique sites you would need to see while visiting Narva or, at least, watch it on the live web camera stream above.

It’s not surprising that such a location, the transportation importance and, of course, its rich historical legacy will attract a lot of people from other parts of Estonia and from all over the world.

Baltic Cam Live also shows impressive scenes from other cities in Estonia such as Pärnu, Tartu and Tallinn.