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Venta Waterfall, Kuldiga
(4.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
In a fairytale setting surrounded by parks and villages, Venta Waterfall is the widest waterfall in Europe. Although a mere 2 m (6.6 ft) tall, the fall reaches widths of 270 m (886 ft) during rainy seasons. This official Natural Monument of Latvia is known not only for its idyllic beauty, but also for the phenomenon of jumping fish: at certain times of year fish like salmon and sturgeon swim upstream and surge over the waterfall by hurling themselves through the air. Put Venta Waterfall on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kuldiga itinerary maker.
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  • Kuldīga is a time capsule. Is a historic city which can be put on a par with Belgian Club Brugge or German Celle. This Latvian Suzdal. Very strange that this place still underestimated by tourists from all over the world. Nice knowing Latvia and its attractions can argue that it is number one and Kuldīga points of interest. The waterfall itself, separate from the city, nothing is. Council-come summer, overnight. Walk through the streets of the city feel in the middle ages.
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  • Even though it is a very small waterfall, it is the widest in Europe. It has a horseshoe shape and makes it specially beautiful, specially at sunset. I suggest you go around the bridge, and take the s...  more »
  • While the waterfall doesn't look that spectacular as the widest in Europe it's great fun crossing it on foot or swimming in the river beneath. The surroundings are quite nice as well.