©

Liepaja trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Liepaja

Trip Planner Europe  /  Latvia  /  Kurzeme Region  /  Liepaja
Historic Sites Sightseeing Parks
Liepāja ; ), is a city in western Latvia, located on the Baltic Sea directly at 21°E. It is the largest city in the Kurzeme Region and the third largest city in the country after Riga and Daugavpils. An important ice-free port, as of 1 July 2011, Liepāja had a population of 75,000.Liepāja is known throughout Latvia as "The city where the wind is born", likely because of the constant sea breeze. A song of the same name was composed by Imants Kalniņš and has become the anthem of the city. Its reputation of Liepāja as the windiest city in Latvia was strengthened with the construction nearby of the largest wind power plant in the nation .The Coat of Arms of Liepāja was adopted four days after the jurisdiction gained city rights on 18 March 1625. These are described as: "on a silver background, the lion of Courland with a divided tail, who leans upon a linden tree with its forelegs." The flag of Liepāja has the coat of arms in the center, with red in the top half and green in the bottom.HistoryPiemareThe original settlement at the location of modern Liepāja was founded by Curonian fishermen of Piemare, and was known by the name Līva (from the name of the river Līva on which Liepāja was located. This term was derived from the Livonian word Liiv meaning "sand"). The oldest written text mentioning the name is dated 4 April 1253. The Livonian Order, under the aegis of the Teutonic Order, established the settlement as the village of Liba(u) in 1263. In 1418 the city was sacked and burned by the Lithuanians.
Make Liepaja central to your Latvia travel plans using our Latvia vacation generator.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Liepaja

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Liepaja

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Liepaja:
Sightseeing, museums, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Liepaja

15 days in Latvia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Latvia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Bauska, Klaipeda & Liepaja BY A USER FROM LATVIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Liepaja BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA July, teens, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Liepaja BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA July, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Liepaja BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA July, kids, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Liepaja BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA July, kids, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Liepaja BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Latvia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL September, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Lithuania, Liepaja & Ventspils BY A USER FROM LATVIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cesis, Ventspils & Liepaja BY A USER FROM LATVIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Liepaja BY A USER FROM LATVIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans