Health trail in Kauguri

Jurmala health route in Kauguri along the Peoniju Street leads into the pine forest; a trail leads along Kaugurciems to the very coast of the sea. At some point Kaugurciems was one of the most significant villages of Jurmala fishermen. The main livelihood of the surrounding inhabitants was fishing: the men took to their boats and went off to the sea looking for the big catch that they would later sell and feed their families from. In the 17th century James, Duke of Courland, built a port in Kaugurciems in order to expand trade from the sea to the Lielupe River located almost 2 km away. Sometimes the traders would bring flower bulbs and seeds from abroad to trade for the fish.

While men were at sea, the wives having stayed at home and finished their chores would turn their hearts to more pleasant activities. Some of the flower bulbs and seeds were planted in the gardens by the houses, turning Kaugurciems in a beautiful and blooming village. So the surrounding streets have gained the flower names: Lily of the Valley, Primrose, Aster, Zinnia, and Peony.

Currently Kauguri is the most inhabited part of Jurmala, and more than half of 57 thousand residents call it their home. The health route is an excellent addition for the active leisure of the residents and guests of Jurmala city.

  • Health trail in Kauguri
  • Health trail in Kauguri
  • Health trail in Kauguri
  • Health trail in Kauguri

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