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==Get in==
===By busboat===* Several buses a day connect [[Riga]] and [[Liepaja]], and the towns on the way, with Ventspils.
===By train===On-again off-again train services to city was suspended again in 2010. There was normally a daily train connecting Ventspils with Ferries run between Nynashamn/[[RigaStockholm]] and [[Liepaja]], and itVentspils overnight. These are mainly used for transport of HGV's not known when to Sweden but passengers and if it will resume small vehicles can use the service. Tickets can be purchased from an office at Ventspils Ferry Terminal.
===By Car===* The most commonly used routes aresame ferry-line also carries travellers from [[Travemünde]] in Germany to Ventspils [http:Riga – Ventspils, 190 km on main highway E22 (A10)Kuldīga – Ventspils, 60 km on highway P108Liepāja – Ventspils, 120 km on highways P111, P108, and P110//www.scandlines.eu/].
Another ferry serves the travellers willing to get either to [[Lübeck]] or [[St. Petersburg]] via Ventspils [http://www.finnlines.com/ferry-trips/routes_fares/luebeck_ventspils_st_petersburg].
===By Boatbus===* There are regular bus services from [[Riga]] (5.30 or 5.50 Lats) and [[Liepaja]] (3.65 - 4.55 Lats) and other Latvian towns several times a day. All buses arrive at the Central Bus Station on Kuldigas iela 4. Schedules and prices can be found on the website of Riga's Bus Station [http://www.autoosta.lv] and 1188 [http://www.1188.lv/transport/bus].
Ferries run between ===By train===On-again off-again train service to city was suspended again in 2010. There was normally a daily train connecting Ventspils with [[Nynashamn]] for [[StockholmRiga]] , and Ventspils overnight. These are mainly used for transport of HGVit's to Sweden but passengers not known when and small vehicles can use if the service. Tickets can will be purchased from an office at Ventspils Ferry Terminalresumed.
===By car===* The same ferry-line also carries travellers from [[Travemünde]] in Germany to most commonly used routes are:Riga – Ventspils, 190 km on main highway E22 (A10);Kuldīga – Ventspils, 60 km on highway P108;Liepāja – Ventspils, 120 km on highways P111, P108, and P110Another ferry serves the travellers willing * There are transfers available from Riga if you are looking for a quick way to get either to Ventspils [[Lübeck]] or [[Sthttp://www.rigatransfers24.Petersburg]com/] via Ventspils.
==Get around==
Within the city one centre, most locations can get around with the '''public transportation''', '''taxis''' or '''rental be reached on foot within 15-20 minutes at most. But cars''' or '''and bicycles'''can travel just as easily on the roads and bicycle paths around town.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Public transportation is provided run by the local bus company 'Ventspils Reiss', Municipal Ltdwith modern blue coloured buses and minibuses. For Most bus stops have a map of the comfort routes and well-being of the passengers, Mercedes Benz minibuses service schedules for the inhabitants of Ventspils and city guests, offering 15 different routeslines that stop there.
''Do not trust the signs.'' Since most streets in Ventspils intersect at 90° angles, all signposts marking the directions to interesting or important locations are at 90° angles as well. So often a sign will be pointing in the wrong direction (if your destination lies at a different angle) or onto impassable objects such as a wall (if your destination lies behind it). So be wary and carry a map - which you can get for free at the tourist office next to the ferry terminal.
==See==
* '''Cow sculptures''': in 2002 Ventspils hosted the international event 'Cow Parade' and, therefore, several cows of this event still reside throughout the city.
'''‘Latvijas melnā’ (Latvian Black Cow)''' dwells on * <see name="Livonian Order Castle" alt="" address="Jāņa iela 17, Ventspils, LV 3601" directions="" phone="+371 63622031; 63626288;" url="http://www.tourism.ventspils.lv/?p=1&menu_id=9&obj=1" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Livonian Order Castle is one of the oldest medieval fortresses that has survived to this day. In 1290 the castle was first chronicled and this date is now considered to be the year of Ventspils’ foundation. In 1995 there was begun extensive archaelogical research and renovation of the castle. Renovating the castle, there were retained both niches of the 14th century and wall paintings of the 15th century, door openings of the Promenade 17th century and prision doors of Ostas iela;the 19th century. Now outwardly the Castle has obtained its 19th century look.</see>
'''‘Pretim gaismai’ * <see name="Seaside Open Air Museum" alt="" address="Riņķa iela 2, Ventspils, LV 3601" directions="" phone="(+ 371) 63624467" url="http://www.tourism.ventspils.lv/?p=1&menu_id=9&obj=2" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Seaside Open Air Museum was founded in 1954 to preserve the heritage of the seaside fishing village. Today it is the only open air museum dedicated to fishing in Latvia. It features fishermen’s homesteads, barns, wind mills (Towards from the LightUžava parish)''' that usually climbs , smokehouses, curing cabins, net sheds and other samples of native building and household artefacts. In an area of 4 ha, you will find an extensive sea boat collection and the largest anchor collection in theBaltics with more than one hundred exhibits dating from the lamp post on Pils iela next 17th century to ‘Latvenergo’ JSC;present day. At the Seaside Park you can enjoy the Enkuru taka (Anchor trail) which is formed of the biggest anchors.</see>
* '''‘MsFlower artwork''': At various location throughout Ventspils there are examples of flower artwort in the streets. MooThe flowers are arranged not only in '''flower-beds''', also a '''flower-clock''' and vivid '''flower-Dunk’sculptures''' : ‘The Duck Family’ in the basketball cow resides near Children’s Town, ‘Lady-Birds’ at the Basketball Hall Promenade of Ostas Street, ‘Underwater World’ next to the Olympic Centre ‘Ventspils’;Beach Waterpark, ‘Bobsleigh Team’ on the main street Lielais prospects, and the newcomers ‘The Bunny Family’ at the end-station ‘Kalns’ of the narrow-gauge train ‘Mazbānītis’
* '''Cow Parade''': in 2002 Ventspils hosted this international art event and several of the cow sculptures still reside throughout the city. **‘Latvijas melnā’ (Latvian Black Cow) dwells on the Promenade of Ostas iela;**‘Pretim gaismai’ (Towards the Light) that usually climbs the lamp post on Pils iela next to ‘Latvenergo’ JSC;** ‘Ms. Moo-Dunk’ the basketball cow resides near the Basketball Hall of the Olympic Centre ‘Ventspils’;** ‘Dzīve ir skaista’ (Life is Beautiful)''' is situated at the Children’s Park ‘Bērnu pilsētiņa’ (Children’s Town);** ‘Jūras govs’ (Cow of the Sea) dwells next to the Livonian Order Castle facing the River Venta;** ‘Nafta’ (Oil) lives next to the Children’s Home ‘Selga’;** ‘Londonas govs’ (London Cow) welcomes the residents of the camping site ‘Piejūras kempings’.** ‘Ceļojošā govs’ (Travelling Cow) is shaped like a huge suit-case and awaits the city guests on the Promenade of Ostas iela to take some pictures;** ‘Govs-Matrozis’ (The Sailor Cow) is a giant blue-coloured cow dressed as a seafarer and situated at the Southern Pier of Ventspils;** ‘Šūpojošā govs’ (Cow on the Swings) is a large, but cute and girly cow sitting on the swings not far from the excursion boat ‘Hercogs Jēkabs’.
'''‘Jūras govs’ (Cow of the Sea)''' dwells next to the Livonian Order Castle facing the River Venta;
'''‘Nafta’ (Oil)''' lives next to the Children’s Home ‘Selga’;* Old Town
'''‘Londonas govs’ (London Cow)''' welcomes the residents of the camping site ‘Piejūras kempings’.
 
 
 
There are also three considerably larger cows:
 
'''‘Ceļojošā govs’ (Travelling Cow)''' is shaped like a huge suit-case and awaits the city guests on the Promenade of Ostas iela to take some pictures;
 
'''‘Govs-Matrozis’ (The Sailor Cow)''' is a giant blue-coloured cow dressed as a seafarer and situated at the Southern Pier of Ventspils;
 
'''‘Šūpojošā govs’ (Cow on the Swings)''' is a large, but cute and girly cow sitting on the swings not far from the excursion boat ‘Hercogs Jēkabs’.
 
* Flowers:
 
 
 
* <see name="Livonian Order Castle" alt="" address="Jāņa iela 17, Ventspils, LV 3601" directions="" phone="+371 63622031; 63626288;" url="http://www.tourism.ventspils.lv/?p=1&menu_id=9&obj=1" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Livonian Order Castle is one of the oldest medieval fortresses that has survived to this day. In 1290 the castle was first chronicled and this date is now considered to be the year of Ventspils’ foundation. In 1995 there was begun extensive archaelogical research and renovation of the castle. Renovating the castle, there were retained both niches of the 14th century and wall paintings of the 15th century, door openings of the 17th century and prision doors of the 19th century. Now outwardly the Castle has obtained its 19th century look.</see>
* <see name="Seaside Open Air Museum" alt="" address="Riņķa iela 2, Ventspils, LV 3601" directions="" phone="(+ 371) 63624467" url="http://www.tourism.ventspils.lv/?p=1&menu_id=9&obj=2" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">The Seaside Open Air Museum was founded in 1954 to preserve the heritage of the seaside fishing village. Today it is the only open air museum dedicated to fishing in Latvia. It features fishermen’s homesteads, barns, wind mills (from the Užava parish), smokehouses, curing cabins, net sheds and other samples of native building and household artefacts. In an area of 4 ha, you will find an extensive sea boat collection and the largest anchor collection in the
Baltics with more than one hundred exhibits dating from the 17th century to present day. At the Seaside Park you can enjoy the Enkuru taka (Anchor trail) which is formed of the biggest anchors.</see>
 
* Old Town
* Port
* Leisure:
* Sports:
* Sightseeing: If you are just planing your visit to Ventspils there are great day tours from Riga [http://www.aroundlatvia.com/day-trip-from-riga/one-day-in-the-great-city-of-ventspils/] (+371)28808598
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