Wander along the gravel roads of northwest Latvia, through seemingly endless forests and rolling meadows, where tiny villages of scattered wooden houses with immaculate gardens slumber in utter isolation. (Hidden Europe)
Mazirbe (Livonian: Irē or Piški Īra, German: Klein-Irben) is one of twelve Livonian villages on Līvõd rānda - the Livonian Coast & is the cultural capital of the Livonians.
Our village was and continues to be a focal point for many historical events (info ENG) - each house, its family and surrounding nature has a story to tell. The rural location ensures the "away from it all" summerhouse feeling.
You can look forward to a quiet, peaceful vacation with plenty to see around in case you wish to actively explore. Some of our suggestions are below.
Other things to note:
- Mazirbe village center has a local grocery store, the only one in 20km radius
- If the weather is favorable, you can purchase freshly smoked fish right in the village
- Cell reception is very good but unreliable. Except for the library there is no WiFi anywhere
Livonian Historical Town House
Liiv People's House was built in 1939 and has been the center of events ever since. It is located right in the middle of the village.
Slītere National Park
The park is known for its incredibly beautiful vista – courtesy of the sea, broadleaf forests, bogs, wetlands, boreal forests and swamps. Features of the park include Cape Kolka, Liv fishing villages, sandy beaches, depressions (vigas) and dunes (kangari), Slitere Lighthouse, and Blue Hills.
Evangelical Lutheran Church
One of the most beautiful coastal churches of the region, built in 1868, owner Theodor von der Osten-Sacken. It is still open to services, weddings and also has an active rectory, recollection center for priests.