Landscape features

Titurga lake

The area of Titurga Lake is approximately 12 ha. Its depth varies from 5 m to 18 m. The Titurga River flows out of this lake. The lake abounds in roach, pike, tench and crucian carp. Despite the thick growth around the coast, the lake is accessible in two places The Baloži suburb of Titurga is named after Lake Titurga.

Location: Baloži


Mūlkalns is an attractive dune whose highest point is 26 m above sea level. It stands out against the background of levelled peat-bogs. In the 1960s and 1970s,part of the dune was dug off in order to make room for a post office, barber shop and bath-house on Riga Street in Baloži.

Daugmale castle mound

Between the 10th and 12th centuries, it was the largest commercial and crafts center in the Baltics the main inhabitants were Semigallians and Livs. A total of approximately 18,000 artefacts have been found there they date back to the time period between 2000 B. C. and A. D. 1200.

Location: Daugmale

Pines of Katlakalns

This is a natural 200-year-old pine plantation occupying a 13.6-ha area. In 1977 it was included in the register of Latvia’s protected nature objects.

Located: near the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Katlakalns on the coast of the Daugava River in the direction of Riga.

Ostvald's canal

Ostwald’s Canal was constructed at the end of the 19th century according to the design of E. Ostwald. The canal is 10.5 km long, 10 m wide and 3.5 m deep. The lower part of the canal coincides with the Mazā Titurga River (Small Titurga) before it flows into the mouth of the Titurga River. In the place of confluence, a pond was created, and Titurga mill was built. Initially, the canal was so full of water that it was use for floating timber.


Mūrīši is a unique stand of pine trees, in the form of a small terrain, which has become a popular place for skiing, cycling and running. On the northeast side there is a marked, 1-km long race track.

Location: Baloži,