As soon as the temperature decreases, the winter has come. How to enjoy weather like this and share the joy with beloved ones?
Cēsis welcomes its inhabitants and city guests to enjoy the snowy days in Cīrulīši nature trails, which has been lately improved with trail for Zvanu clifs viewing and view platform above Spoguļu clifs. It is a grate opportunity to see the river Gauja valley from a different point of view, also it is a suitable place for unforgetable winter walks with beloved ones.
Warm yourself up and have some fun times in Cēsis city ice rink, located in Valmieras street 2, the old market square. Sport activities can be enjoyed even when it is getting dark outside, because the ice rink is illuminated until 11pm. Pay attention that your own skates are needed. Cēsis stadium skiing track welcomes winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy the place on skis. Warm place to change clothes available on site. Skiing can be enjoyed until 8pm, your own skis are needed.
Enjoy the snowy charm of the Cēsis Old Town by walking along the narrow streets and take delight of Cēsis historically and architectually remarkable hauses like St. John’s Church which has been built at the end of the 13th century, City Hall, Merchants’House, Harmony House and Prince’s House. On the first floors of these and other buildings there are small boutiques, which we recommend to visit. After a walk, we invite you to warm up in the cozy cafes of the Old Town. Upon request, you can also explore the Old Town on a guided tour.
Cēsis Castle Complex with its historically romantic environment is a must have attraction not only in the summer, but also during the winter. Climb the tower for a great landscape of Cēsis from above - the view is worth the climb! Also enjoy the opportunity to explore the medieval castle in candlelight, get acquainted with the exposition in the Cēsis History and Art Museum and get creative inspiration at the Cēsis Exhibition Hall.
You are welcome to visit Rakši ZOO to enjoy the fabulous emotions of riding a camel, cuddle with alpaca, as well as going on a peaceful walks along the forest with a faithful companion llama. Take on the pleasure of the greed of adventures!
Visit the Winter Recreation centre “Žagarkalns” and enjoy the winter pleasures of skiing and snowboarding, but do not worry if these activities are not something you are good at. Snowtubing is the activity where you do not need a lot of skills. Offer includes 4 rides which is suitable for both children and adults. The tracks are equipped with a rope hoist and the snow cameras are available on site.
Winter holidays can be enjoyed in the skiing complex “Ozolkalns”. The mountain tracks are one of the longest in Latvia and they are also designed to keep the natural terrain as close as possible, which makes the mountain visit even more interesting.
The Cēsis Olympic Center Priekuļi is a suitable place for winter enthusiasts who are welcome to use the ski-biathlon track, which is illuminated and created in various levels of difficulty. Even if you do not have your own ski equipment, there are ski rental on site.