As we needed a little break from Odense, we decided to go to Riga for a weekend. The main reasons we went there were that the flight and the hotel were pretty cheap. But after our first day, we figured out that Riga has so much more to offer than only cheap prices.
We got to the airport in Copenhagen quite early, so we had about three hours left until the departure of our flight. However, time passed fast, and after a short trip of about 1,5 hours, we made it to sunny Riga. Once we made it to the city center, we walked to the Wellton Centrum Hotel & Spa, where we stayed during our trip. After checking in and a short rest at the hotel room, we explored the city and, thereby, discovered some really nice corners and shops. We spent the whole day walking around and then, in the evening, went for dinner at the restaurant Riits.
The next day, we first had breakfast at the hotel before going sightseeing again. This time, we walked across the bridge to the other side of the city and visited the Latvian National Library. As we were so impressed by the modern and beautiful library, we spent nearly 2 hours there before heading back to the other side of the river again. In the evening, we had dinner at another cool restaurant: MILDA.
We had two beautiful sunny days exploring the Latvian capital and got a good glimpse of the city. Thus, on our last day, after breakfast, we headed back to the airport again. And while reflecting on our trip, we both agreed that Riga is worth a visit. However, I’m still asking myself what the Town Musicians of Bremen are doing in Riga?!
Wondering what to see in Riga?
House of the Blackheads | St. Peter’s Church | Freedom Monument | Riga Castle | Riga Cathedral | Cat House | Three Brothers | Museum of the Occupation of Riga | Latvian National Library | Riga Harbour | Riga Nativity of Christ Cathedral | Latvian National Opera