Venta Rapid

Venta Rapid (latviešu. Ventas rumba) is a rapid on the Venta River in Kuldīga, Latvia. It is the widest rapid in Europe – Шаблон:Convert and up to Шаблон:Convert during spring floods. Its height is Шаблон:Convert and it changes depending on the water level in the river. It also features the widest waterfall in Europe. It is 110 me wide, but only two metres high. Fishing weirs were carved into the stone. They were used to catch salmon and sturgeon. The fish that didn't make the jump up the river were swept by the current back into the canals where they were caught in hanging baskets.

On January 1, 1997, it was designated a natural monument of Latvia.

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Mieke B.
7 August 2015
Nice scenery in a cute, small town. Did not go swim given we arrived late afternoon but lots of people were enjoying the water and jumping from the waterfall's top.
Kunal Shah
3 May 2019
Must visit if you are in Latvian countryside. Wide view and the bridge across makes the landscape very picturesque. Might be a good spot for a sim during the summer.
Everita Mieze
26 June 2016
European widest waterfall has to be seen! :)
Gonzalo Arenas
11 August 2015
The little ravine next to it was a failed attempt to reroute the river in order to make it navigable.
Svetlana Fawksie
4 June 2015
Самый широкий водопад Латвии и Европы :)
Irinka Sereda
2 August 2014
Прекрасное место!)
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Pils iela 6, Kuldīga, Kuldīgas pilsēta, LV-3301, Latvia Get directions
Sun 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Mon 2:00 PM–9:00 PM
Tue 2:00 PM–8:00 PM
Wed 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
Thu 3:00 PM–6:00 PM
Fri 1:00 PM–11:00 PM

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