When we arrived in Riga we were immediately enchanted by the winter atmosphere. The drive from Riga Airport to the city only takes about 20 minutes. Since we didn’t want to waste valuable time on buses, trains or looking for taxis, we booked a transfer to the hotel in Germany. We deliberately chose our hotel in the old town of Riga so that we could move around the city independently of time.
It doesn’t take long before you’ll be transported to another time by the old, uneven, narrow cobblestone streets and the magnificent buildings. When we arrived at our hotel, we immediately set off and explored the surrounding area. Just a few steps away from the majestic St. Peter’s Church and its 72m high viewing platform.
The baroque-style church is not only worth seeing inside, the platform, which can be reached with an elevator, and the associated view over Riga is also absolutely worth the 7 euro entrance fee. In winter, however, you should have sturdy shoes, as the floor is made of iron plates and can quickly become icy and then very slippery. But the view is worth it!