In May 2021, starting the tourist season, we offer travelers a new and exciting route through military heritage sites in Estonia and Latvia – museums, fortifications, military equipment, trails, bunkers, battlefields, military cities, infrastructure, memorial sites compiled in the Military Heritage Tourism brochure and map.

“The history of Latvia and Estonia has a lot in common, starting with the common struggles for independence, through both World Wars and the Soviet era, when we were on the western border of the Iron Curtain. In order to preserve this history and stories, many military heritage sites are now adapted to tourism, offering modern expositions and fascinating stories, ”says Jana Kalve, the Military heritage project manager of the Kurzeme Planning Region.

Tourist brochures and maps with 150 military heritage sites in Estonia and Latvia have been published in 5 languages ​​(Latvian, English, Estonian, German and Russian) and can be downloaded at . Paper edition are available free of charge at Kurzeme Tourism Information Centers, at tourism information providers in several municipalities, as well as at most military heritage tourism sites. A total of about 7,000 brochures are available in Kurzeme!

Brochure for download in Latvian language
Brochure for download in Estonian language
Brochure for download in English language
Brochure for download in German language
Brochure for download in Russian language

This project not only collects information about military heritage sites  and creates a military heritage route, but also restores some of the former military sites, making them available to tourists.

What will be the benefits of the military heritage route and project?

The project “Military Heritage” aims to increase the number of visitors to cultural heritage sites in Kurzeme by developing a route that is attractive and easily accessible to visitors, reconstructs sites and creates a common professional design and marketing of military heritage products to reach and convince target audiences.

The Project is co-financed by the INTERREG Estonia Latvia programme  2014. – 2020. (More inormation about project partners (

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Information prepared by:
Jana Kalve
Kurzeme planning region
Project manager
mobile: +371 29524558,

This information reflects the views of the author. The managing authority of the programme is not liable for how this information may be used.