The ferry port of Liepaja in Latvia is your gateway to Germany with the Liepaja to Travemunde ferry crossing running about 2 times per week. The Liepaja to Travemunde ferry route is operated by Stena Line and the sailing itself is from around 27 hours.
Liepaja is a city in western Latvia on the Baltic sea. It is the third-largest city of Latvia and an important ice-free port. Liepaja was founded by Curonian fishermen and was first known by the name Lyva in 1253. The Livonian Order under the aegis of the Teutonic Order established the settlement as the town of Libau in 1263. The name Liepaja began to increase in usage after 1560. In 1625 Duke Friedrich Kettler of Courland granted the town city rights, which were affirmed by King Sigismund III of Poland in 1626.
Liepaja and Courland passed to the control of Imperial Russia in 1795 during the Partitions of Poland. The city became a major port on the Baltic Sea for the Russians, and was a central point of embarcation for immigrants travelling to the United States. For a brief time in 1919 when most Latvian territory was occupied by Bolsheviks, Liepaja was a provisional seat of government for the country.
From Riga, take the motorway towards Jurmala via the A220 and continue along the A220 exit at Roznieki and take the A218 to reach Liepaja centre. The port is well sign posted from here.
Trains leave twice daily from Riga in the morning and in the evening and take roughly five hours to Liepaja. It takes a bit shorter time to go to Riga by train, than by bus. As of February 2009, a single one way normal fare ticket costs 5,80 Lats (around 8,80 Euros).
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