Riezupe Waterfall (Riežupes ūdenskritums)
A small step: low waterfall on Riežupe River.
Map of the site
If you see this after your page is loaded completely, leafletJS files are missing.
Nature enthusiasts in Latvia love to find and list even the smallest natural monuments. And Riežupe Waterfall is quite small – but we love it anyway!
This waterfall has formed on the Middle Devonian dolostone of Pļaviņas Stage.
In earlier times there was a more impressive, more than 2 m high waterfall some hundreds of meters above the river (see the image in 1). Unfortunately, it was blown up for the mining of dolostone in the 1950ies.
- Riežupes ūdenskritums, Zudusī Latvija. Accessed on March 27, 2023.
Highlights of Latvia are the rich architectural heritage in Riga City, numerous palaces, country houses, and castles.
Some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.
The heritage of Europe is diverse and endlessly interesting. Incomparably rich is the wealth of European historical architecture, but this part of the world has exciting natural heritage and archaeological heritage as well.
Latvia offers complete coverage of this fascinating country, including sections on history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure and government, and culture. It also includes a detailed fact file, maps and charts, and a traceable flag.
Touring the peaceful countryside and historic towns of Latvia is made simple with this guide. Travelers will benefit from advice on how to reach long, sandy beaches and quaint provincial villages, as well as a mass of practical information. Fascinating insights into Latvian folklore, customs, language, and cuisine are provided to intrigue the curious browser and provide food for thought for travelers during their journey.