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Nurmizi Waterfall (Nurmižu ūdenskritums)

Nurmizi Waterfall, February 2024
Nurmizi Waterfall, February 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

WorldBlue  In short

In the ravine near the houses of Nurmizi village is a fine, small waterfall – Nurmizi Waterfall.

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GPS coordinates
57.2009 N 24.9454 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Vidzeme, Sigulda municipality, northeast from Sigulda, on Nurmizupite River in Nurmizi village
Nurmizupite (Nurmižupīte)
1.3 m
Up to 3.7 m
Name in Latvian, alternate names
Nurmižupītes ūdenskritums

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Nurmizi Waterfall in March 2008
Nurmizi Waterfall in March 2008. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

This is one of the many waterfalls in the vicinities of Sigulda, and also a kind of entrance in Nurmižu ravine nature reserve – a natural wonderland with numerous beautiful, unusual, and… even mysterious landmarks. But, this is a strictly protected area, and entrance without a permit is not allowed.

Nurmizi Waterfall, October 2000
Nurmizi Waterfall, October 2000. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

The waterfall, though, is available and, in fact, easy to reach. It falls over the oolitic sandstone of the Upper Devonian (Frasnian stage) sandstone, Amata Formation.

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