Ventspils – View from hotel Dzintarjūra

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The city of Ventspils in the webcam, was founded in the 13th century by the knights of the Teutonic Order on the shore of the Baltic Sea. The city online, acted as a port city, which played a strategic role in both the military and trade. Because of that, Ventspils you see in live camera, was included in the Henseatic League, as a city that played an important role in the trading between the Baltic countries. Ventspils in this online footage, also had a very strategically advantageous position – in the mouth of Venta, but relatively close to the capital.

Even though Ventspils with the webcam, has an unfriendly climate, nowadays the city is a very popular tourist destination, hanks to the access to the Baltic sea and numerous forests, parks and lakes, all of which take up the biggest part of the city. That’s why Ventspils, showed live, is famous for it’s crystal clean air. Each park in Ventspils , where the online broadcast comes from, has its’ own theme – be it an ethnographic museum, bicycle route or an peculiarly looking fountain. Ventspils is one of the fastest developing cities in Latvia, which also is one of the secrets to he popularity among the tourists.

The fountain in the stream online, is called “Valzivis” (“Whale”), which consists of 29 elements, that create an unique effect of light, fog and water. The idea belongs to the German architect David Cook. The fountain is named in honor of the famous Duke Jacobs’ ship, which acted as a prototype and the source of inspiration for the fountain design.

Recently, Ventspils, where the online broadcast is conducted from, has gained great popularity as an excellent resort. And thanks to the competent distribution of cash flows, it has become one of the most dynamically developing cities in Latvia, which attracts tourists here.

Ventspils beaches

In Ventspils, the center of which you can see in the web camera, there is a well-equipped city beach, on the territory of which there are sun loungers, umbrellas, as well as all conditions for practicing water sports. Ventspils Beach has been awarded the Blue Flag as a confirmation of compliance with all international standards for ecology, safety and beach infrastructure.

Entertainment and attractions of Ventspils

The most popular attraction of the city with the online camera is the perfectly preserved 800-year-old Livonian Order Castle, located on the banks of the Venta River. The Citadel is a striking example of Medieval architecture.

The old town of Ventspils has a unique layout with its center on the Market Square, surrounded by preserved or reconstructed houses, perfectly conveying the feeling of a solid, prosperous life of wealthy citizens.

There are elements of the neo-Byzantine architectural style in the city where the live stream is coming from. It is presented in the form of the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas. The Lutheran Church of Nicholas is made in the style of late classicism.

The modern industrial landscape of Ventspils in the online cam is an integral part of the urban architectural environment, which emphasizes its style with modern sculpture.

A popular entertainment in the city, shown live, is a boat trip on the small fast boat “Duke Ecob”.

A huge part of the territory of Ventspils in the online live camera is occupied by forests, parks, squares and reservoirs. Thus, the city is not only washed by the waves of the Baltic Sea, but also surrounded by crystal clear air.

The park zones in the city, which you see in the webcam, are not ordinary, each with its own peculiarity, its own character. So, in the Seaside Park there is an open-air ethnographic museum with interesting exhibits: old fishing schooners and tackle, a mill and other interesting items. It is convenient to go around them along the narrow-gauge road laid in the park on a real train “Kukushka” of 1916 model. This attraction delights not only children, but also their parents looking out of the carriage windows.


The climate in Ventspils in the online footage is maritime, with mild winter and cool summer. The hottest month of the year is August, with an average temperature maximum of 20 C and a minimum of 14 C. The coldest month of the year is February, with an average temperature maximum of -4 C and a minimum of 0 C.

Weather forecast in Ventspils for 7 days is available on our website online.

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