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About 2.5 km (1.5 miles) north of Kuldiga's town center are the remains of an ancient fortress, evidence of the fact that the town was an important settlement of the Cours. In town you'll also find a 17th-century town hall, as well as a granary that dates from the 18th century and several Roman Catholic, Russian Orthodox and Lutheran churches. Other interesting sights in Kuldiga include a sculpture garden and the regional museum. Overall, Kuldiga is one of the most picturesque and historic town in Latvia's Kurzeme region.

Kuldiga lies on the Venta River, which includes a 2 m (6 feet) high waterfall, even though Latvia is a very flat country. The waterfall is 275 m (900 feet) wide, making it the widest cascade in Europe. The river itself is excellent for fishing and swimming.

There are several hotels and restaurants in Kuldiga. The town is 130 km west of Riga. There are good bus connections between Kuldiga and the capital.


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