Starting from October 1, 2020 until March 31, 2021 Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre (Daugavpils TIC) will be open for visitors 6 days a week. From October until the end of March, opening hours of Daugavpils TIC will be from Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre together with its visitors celebrates Daugavpils City Birthday
Latgale Zoo in Daugavpils, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions and a favorite place for families, is open to visitors starting from 27 May, 2020. In keeping with the restrictions and safety measures decreed by the government, up to 11 visitors will be allowed to visit Latgale Zoo at the same time, keeping 2 m distance. It is also recommended to avoid touching different surfaces - railings, borders, terrarium glass, and informative stands.
Starting from 16 May 2020, Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is open to visitors. In keeping with the restrictions and safety measures decreed by the government, up to 3 visitors will be allowed to visit Daugavpils TIC at the same time, keeping 2m distance. At the moment, it is possible to book walking tours around the city, accompanied by a guide, for groups up to 10 people wearing face masks.
Spring has come to Latgale Zoo in Daugavpils. Grass is starting to grow and flowers bloom in the courtyard. Tree frogs are singing in the Zoo exposition. Meerkats and dwarf rabbits are sunbathing in the spring sun; also, other inhabitants feel the arrival of the warm weather.
Harbin is a sister city of Daugavpils in the People`s Republic of China. The cooperation agreement was concluded on January 6, 2003. During this time, a very productive and warm friendship has developed. Once again, at a difficult time, friends in China responded and provided assistance, although the situation in Harbin is also difficult. 1800 protective face masks have been sent from Harbin to the sister city in Latvia.
6th International Historical Re-enactment and Rock Music Festival “Dinaburg 1812” is postponed to July 2021
It is decided to cancel the 6th International Historical Re-enactment and Rock Music Festival “Dinaburg 1812” in 2020. This decision was made in connection with the decision to cancel or postpone events in the summer of 2020, which was approved at an emergency meeting of the Committee on Education and Culture of the Daugavpils City Council on April 23, and taking into account the state of emergency in the country.
In order to reduce the risks of further spread of Covid-19 among Latvian residents, according to the epidemiological situation, the government has adopted strict rules to limit the assembly of people at private and public events. Restrictions regarding physical contact apply to public indoor and outdoor activities and lay down the rules in respect of a distance of two metres and two persons.
Important information about the changes in working hours of tourist attractions, culture, sports and leisure institutions, and events held in Daugavpils
Please be informed, that tourist attractions, culture, sports and leisure institutions, and events held in Daugavpils have changed their working hours to the introduction of a state of emergency in Latvia due to spread of COVID-19 virus.
Almost all state and municipal institutions work remotely, and many tourist attractions, culture, sports and leisure institutions are closed, and events are cancelled.
Daugavpils City Municipality Tourism Development and Information Agency has compiled the information about the number of visits to the tourist attractions, culture, sports and leisure institutions in Daugavpils in 2019. The data reveals that Daugavpils continues to develop as an interesting and diverse tourist destination which is annually visited by thousands of tourists from Latvia and abroad.
On 20th February around 50 specialists in fields of spatial planning and construction, property management, as well as business and urban development from project partner institutions (Latvian Office of Euroregion "Country of lakes", Joint Municipal Institution “Rēzekne Special Economic Zone Authority”, Rezekne Municipality, Daugavpils City Council, Kraslava Municipality Council, Panevėžys City Municipality Administration, Visaginas Municipality Administration) gathered for project’s “Trans-form” final conference “Transformations from Slum to Chic” in Daugavpils. In cozy premises of Family Digital Activity Hub of Latgale Central Library, specialists had an opportunity to discuss the most topical issues in revitalization of brownfields.
Series of theoretical trainings about planning and implementing sustainable revitalisation of brownfields and study trips for exchange of experience within the frameworks of Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 project No. LLI- 386 „Trans-form” have finished.
On January 3, a second free tour for potential remigrants took place in Daugavpils Fortress. The organized excursions were attended by potential remigrants and their families from the United Kingdom, as well as the United States of America and Australia. But the average time spent abroad is 13 years.
Closing conference of the project “Challenges of Regional Centres: Depopulation Control, Development – best practices” (DeCoDe) was held in Daugavpils
This year on November 14th-15th Daugavpils City Council as the Lead Partner of DeCoDe project hosted partners from seven countries: Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Romania, Italy, Denmark and Spain. This was the last meeting of the project. The project is implemented within the framework of the second strand "Democratic Engagement and Civic Participation" action 2.2 “Networks of Towns” of the European Union programme "Europe for Citizens". The project aims to create an international, sustainable network of European cities to share their experiences on depopulation processes and their impacts, and to find solutions to reduce depopulation.
The active tourist season, the time when Daugavpils was visited by the largest number of guests, and tourist services and activities were in a greatest demand is over. According to information compiled by the Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre (Daugavpils TIC) in 2019, the active tourist season can be considered as successful, as the summer was quite dynamic and the number of visitors increased. The total flow of visitors to Daugavpils tourist attractions, culture and recreational establishments increased compared with the previous year. Daugavpils was visited by 344 378 visitors from May, 1st to September, 30th, which is 21% more than in the same period of 2018.