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Wednesday, November 6 • 09:00 - Thursday, November 7 •19:00
From Industrial Hotspot to Visitor Attraction – Reinventing Small Town Latvia

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How does one repurpose a former factory to suit the needs of a demanding contemporary community? Learn from some of the best creative minds who’ve been tapping into their town’s industrial heritage to transform it into one of Latvia’s prime travel destinations among locals and international visitors. Where some people see the demise of local industry, others see potential for tourism and culture. Explore an area, which was once a bustling factory town with purpose-built housing and a community centre. While the factories have closed and some buildings still await their reawakening, the town has become a popular place for young families and people who appreciate the proximity of nature trails, cycle routes, swimming and skiing spots. This is a beautiful area with luscious green forests and sandstone cliffs lining the shores of the local rivers. On a different note, the town of Līgatne is also home to what was once a Soviet secret. The underground bunker would have served the elites in the case of nuclear warfare! You’ll be travelling by bus.

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Wednesday November 6, 2019 09:00 - Thursday November 7, 2019 19:00 EET
Offsite (tours & FAM trips depart from the Radisson Blu Hotel) Elizabetes iela 55, Centra rajons, Rīga, LV-1010, Latvia