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  • Behind the Walls of Valmiera in Latvia

    Behind the Walls of Valmiera in Latvia

    The history of Valmiera in the Vidzeme region of Latvia includes periods of prosperity as a member of the Hanseatic League and destruction during several wars and its story is told through the many interesting buildings that remain or have been reconstructed. These include Elephant Street on Lake Dzirnavu, the ruins of the old Livonian Castle, the medieval St Simon’s Church and the eight historic buildings of the Valmiera Museum of Regional History and Art.

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