10 Interesting Facts About Cēsis

Facts About Cēsis

  1. The oldest settlement in Cēsis is the hillfort on Riekstu hill, a fortified wooden castle built by a tribe known as the Vends.
  2. The planning of the town of Cēsis was done in the second half of the 13th century.
  3. The Battle of Cēsis in June 1919, when Estonian and Latvian forces defeated the Germans, was one of the decisive battles in the Latvian War of Independence.
  4. Cēsis is twinned with: Achim, Germany; Baku, Azerbaijan; Gatchinsky District, Russia; Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland; Rakvere, Estonia; Rokiškis, Lithuania; Tyresö, Sweden & Zhovkva, Ukraine.
  5. Cēsis was one of the candidate cities for the title of European Capital of Culture 2014.
  6. Cēsis is a town in Latvia located in the northern part of the Central Vidzeme Upland.
  7. Cēsis received town rights since 1206.
  8. Cēsis was first mentioned in documents in 1206, and its castle dates from 1207.
  9. An industrial suburb to the east manufactures foodstuffs and building materials and specializes in metalworking.
  10. The cobbled streets of Cēsis historical centre have remained the same as during the Middle Ages.
Facts About Cēsis

Interesting Facts About Cēsis

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