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Sigulda, a small town which is sort of the main gateway into Gauja National Park, a deep forest with lots of wildlife. The town itself has an assortment of palaces, castles and manors. There is a hike that takes about half a day where you enter the Gauja forest from Sigulda and walk past the castles on your way.
Right next to Sigulda there are two castles, a new one and an older, more interesting one. This land was the target of medieval German crusaders. The Teutonic order of knights and the later Livonian order built a lot of castles in this area to battle the Baltic pagans, at around the same time that the other crusaders marched to Asia.
The other castles are located at the other side of the valley To go there you have to take the cable car.