Ainaži pier is a landmark of the 20th century. It is located at the border between Latvia and Estonia.
The main purpose of the pier was to build a narrow-gauge railway branch from Ainaži station to the breakwater, to make it easier to bring goods to shore and transport them by ship. The construction of the weir started in 1912, but was interrupted by the First World War, during which the port of Ainaži, as a strategically important facility, suffered heavily. After the war, the harbour and the pier were rebuilt, but unfortunately the former bustle did not return, as 80% of the sailing ships were lost during the war. After the Second World War, the port of Ainaži was not rebuilt. Today, a wooden walkway leads to the 596 m long pier, with the nature reserve "Randu pļavas" on both sides.
lat: 57.876171; lon: 24.350639
|Valdemāra iela, Ainaži
It is quite common to cross the Latvian-Estonian border near Ainaži. For some good drivers, it passes by without even noticing, just see how the road signs change from Latvian into another language. But have you ever crossed this border by the old Ainaži road, going straight through the centre of Ainaži, which suddenly turns into a country road on the west coast of Estonia? read more ››
|Valdemāra iela 35A, Ainaži
In Ainaži there were once three lighthouses, but nowadays only the third one remains, which still works and shows the way to the sailors. read more ››
|Valdemāra iela 45, Ainaži
Veide Castle was built in 1902. It was built by a ship owner and captain Mārtiņš Veide -representative of the most influential family of Ainaži town at that time. The building today is one of the most visible in Ainaži.
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|K.Valdemāra iela 47, Ainaži
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The compact and idyllic town of Ainaži is the cradle of Latvian seafaring. In the very centre of the cradle is now the Ainaži Maritime School Museum, a witness to the glory of the old Latvian seafaring. read more ››
|Valdemāra iela 69, Ainaži
The museum was opened on 15 December 1991, when the firefighters celebrated their 65th anniversary. read more ››