World 🢖 Europe 🢖 Latvia 🢖 Vidzeme

Waterfalls 🢔 Geological wonders 🢔 Categories of wonders


Ziedleju Waterfall

Ziedleju Waterfall, March 2024
Ziedleju Waterfall, March 2024. / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 4.0

WorldBlue  In short

Ziedleju Waterfall is indeed picturesque and one of the nearest waterfalls to Riga City. This waterfall stands at approximately 3.7 meters in height and cascades over red Devonian sandstone.


GPS coordinates
57.1446 N 24.7792 E
Location, address
Europe, Latvia, Vidzeme, Sigulda Municipality, Inčukalns parish, on a small stream that falls over Ziedleju Cliffs north-west from Gaujmaļi
unnamed brook
3.7 m
0.3-0.5 m
Name in Latvian, alternate names
Ziedleju ūdenskritums

Map of the site

Travelers' Map is loading...
If you see this after your page is loaded completely, leafletJS files are missing.

WorldYellow In detail

The picturesque Ziedleju Cliffs represent some of the last cliffs before the Gauja River reaches the seaside plains. These cliffs are situated at an oxbow lake of the Gauja – a location that remains relatively unknown despite its easy accessibility. Visitors can admire the reflections of the red cliffs in the clear water of this lake.

These cliffs are formed from Upper Devonian sandstone of the Frasnian stage, specifically the Gauja Formation.

In the eastern part of the cliffs lies a small, delightful wonder – the Ziedleju Waterfall. It comes from a spring and, it seems, flows for the most part of the year and stands at 3.7 meters in height, with a width of approximately 0.3-0.5 meters.

WorldYellow Linked articles

View from Turaida Castle, Latvia
View from Turaida Castle / Gatis Pāvils, CC BY-SA 3.0

Wonders of Latvia

Highlights of Latvia are the rich architectural heritage in Riga City, numerous palaces, country houses, and castles.

Virginia Falls, Canada
Virginia Falls / Paul Gierszewski, Wikimedia Commons / public domain


Some of the most fascinating and awe-inspiring natural monuments are waterfalls or locations where a river abruptly changes its elevation.

Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest - one of the greatest Neo-Gothic structures in the world
Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest – one of the greatest Neo-Gothic structures in the world / Kamil Porembiński, Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Wonders of Europe

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.

WorldYellow Recommended books

Latvia (Countries Around the World)

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.

Latvia (Bradt Travel Guide)

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.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments