Walking along town Viesite

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Way of traveling: Route distance: 3.3 km Duration of the route: 5 h.
asphalt: 70% dirt road: 10% forest path: 20%

We will start our walk or trip around Viesite town in the Little Train Park at Brodeles Street 7, where the 7 station buildings can be seen. Talking about railways, you should definitely visit the railway section and water pump located opposite the former station building (now a residential house). The goat sculpture near the Green Market reminds us of the town's earlier name. On the way there, you can visit one of the largest cultural houses in Zemgale – Viesite Cultural House, built in the 1980s. The Cultural House has a concert hall with 450 seats, a cinema with 135 seats, as well as a hall of tradition, dance hall, exhibition hall, rooms for social and hobby groups. In the summer of 2003, during the Days of Heritage, the blue flag of European Cultural Heritage Days was raised at the Viesite Cultural Castle.

Continuing to get to know the historic centre of Viesite, walking along Raiņa Street, you must take a look at the oldest building of the town – the Goat's Pub, built around 1840. Brīvības Street 2 is home to one of the oldest pharmacies in Latvia. It was founded by pharmacist Kārlis Osterhofs in 1884. The pharmacy in the building runs from the day the building was constructed up to the present day, and the old pharmacy equipment is preserved there. Walking or driving along Brīvības Street, you can take a look at Viesite wooden buildings. The next most significant historical object is the Freedom Monument of Viesite, a symbol of freedom, independence and commemoration for the defenders of Viesite against Bermontians in 1919. On the other side of Brīvības Street, on the Vales Hill, there is the Evangelical Lutheran Viesite Freedom Church, the last church designed by architect prof. Pauls Kundziņš in Latvia, built in 1939.   If you wish to spend a peaceful time in nature, the Island of Love will be the right place for it. It has been a favourite meeting place for lovers since ancient times, but not everyone knows where the Trees of Love grow. From the Island of Love, walking along the Love Trail, you will reach the Little Lake, where you can see the Health Foot, which contains more than 60 medical plants, the Alley of Mountain Ash in honour of the centenary of Latvia and visit Pauls Stradins School, which is a department of Viesite Museum “Sēlija”.

Walking Through The Viesite
Route start. Viesite Museum "Sēlija"
Viesite Museum "Selija" is a regional museum whose mission is to perpetuate and preserve the name of the Selia cultural heritage district and the ancient tribal tribe, to create and consolidate a benevolent self-awareness among the people of Viesite and Selija in the cultural heritage area. An important part of the museum is the exposition about Viesit narrow-gauge railway, which is located in the historical railway depot area and in buildings. The preserved locomotive and two wagons are the most recognizable tourist attraction in Viesiti. The State Museum "Sēlija" is located in several buildings. A. Brodeles street...
Duration: 1 h.
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Small Banis Park
Small Banis Park is the most popular museum department. The museum has 7 historic buildings from the station building complex. This is a cultural monument of national significance for the industrial heritage. For the transport of narrow-gauge railroads, German troops were built from 1915 to 1916. year, but after the First World War it was adapted for the carriage of passengers. In 1916 a 100-kilometer long line from Skapiškiai (Lithuania) was constructed through Viesita to Aldaunė (Kažiem). Later, a 120-kilometer long line from Pasmalve (Lithuania) was constructed through Eglain to Silin, where it connected with the...
Duration: 1 h.
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Duration: < 10 min. Distance: 300 m
Viesite City Center
The historic center of the city has developed as a craft and craftsman's settlement around the Āži Pub, which was built around 1840. Viesite in 1928 gained the status, name and emblem of the city. Going on a trip or visiting the town of Viesite, we will start at the Small Banitis Park on Brodeles Street 7, where 7 station building buildings can be seen. Continuing with the railway theme, one must definitely look at the rail sections and the water pump opposite the former station building (now a residential house). A genuine sculpture on the Green Market reminds of the city's earlier name. On the way you can get acquainted...
Duration: 1 h.
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Duration: 15 min. Distance: 1 km
Love trail
The Love Trail is a great place for active recreation, walks, environmental education. It is a popular tourist destination in Viesit. Taku can be enjoyed by starting a walk from two places - from the Viesite Museum "Selija" and from the city's historic center on Brivibas Street 2. Starting a walk from the historic center of the city, we arrive at Mazā līcī. The well-appointed resting places on the shore of the Little Lake add to the possibilities to watch the birds. Two islands with sandy soil composition and a different plant state rise to the lake shore, in contrast to the rich peat soil in the lower places. On the hill on...
Duration: 1 h.
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Duration: 25 min. Distance: 1.9 km