Drone Tour of Riga

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Epic Drone Video of Riga and Surroundings

dronezurich

In this video, content creator and pilot Drone Zurich uses a DJI Phantom 3 drone to film the Latvian capital city of Riga and its surroundings on the Baltic Sea.  The video features bird's eye views of the victory memorial from World War II, the Kristus Piedzimšanas Pareizticīgo Katedrāle Orthodox church, the old town of Riga (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and the TV Tornis Television Tower, one of the tallest structures in Europe.  Riga's Old City has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

Riga Old Town Highlights

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Riga | Europe from a drone

proskalov

See the Old Town of Riga, Latvia from above in this winter-time drone video by pilot proskalov. The city's historic core lies on the east bank of the Daugava River, just south of its mouth.  The video features footage of some of the top sights in the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Some of the highlights include the Riga Cathedral, the seat of the Evanglical Lutheran Church here; the green-steepled Church of St. Peter, most of which dates to the early 18th century; and the Freedom Monument, a World War I commemoration just east of the Old Town.   

Autumn in Riga

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Autumn in Riga (4k)

Andrey Semjonov

When the Soviet Union dissolved in the early 1990's, its Baltic states were among the earliest beneficiaries.  All three had enjoyed a period of independence between the World Wars, and had longstanding cultural and economic ties to Germany and other countries on the Baltic Sea.  Latvia's capital city Riga perhaps best exemplifies this  economic progress.  Here is a beautiful aerial tour of this dynamic and well-preserved city, compliments of content creator Audrey Semjonov and his DJI Mavic Pro drone.

Dome Cathedral, St. Peters Church, and More

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Explore Latvia: Riga's Kempinski Hotel

Chris Borg

Contributor Chris Borg took a stay at the Kempinski Hotel in Riga, and created this amazing video from the Latvian capital city and its surrounding area.  The video's opening aerial shot is over the city's Old Town and some of its distinctive spires, including the Dome Cathedral (center) and St. Peter's Church (right).  Other highlights include an epic shot of the Daugava River and the giant Riga Radio Tower, a nearly 370 meter (over 1.2k ft.) communication tower which is the tallest structure in Europe.  

The Riga Freeport

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Riga Freeport by Mavic 2 Zoom

Reinis Vilnis

Reinis Vilnis used a DJI Mavic Pro 2 Zoom to create this aerial tour of Riga Freeport, an important port on the Baltic Sea.  The capital and largest city of Latvia, Riga was one of the original Hanseatic League cities which dominated trade in Northern Europe for centuries.  It continues to serve an important transport function.  The largest by far of several ports in Riga, the Freeport primarily handles cargo (bulk and container) headed in and out of Russia and the other former Soviet Union states.  

Vanšu Bridge, Swedbank, Z-Towers

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MAVIC 2 ZOOM | CINEMATIC EDIT | RIGA 2018

Reinis Vilnis

Using a new DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, contributor Reinis Vilnis created this aerial video of some of the modern landmarks in the Latvian capital city of Riga.  The first part of the video features the modern-looking Vanšu Bridge; this Soviet Era (1981) cable-stayed bridge spans the Daugava River.  Much of the rest of the video focuses on the two tallest skyscraper complexes in Riga: the  Swedbank headquarters building and the twin Z-Towers; the latter became the country's tallest buildings in 2017.  

Riga's Marathon

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RIGA MARATHON 2018 AERIAL VIEW

Reinis Vilnis

Reinis Vilnis is one of the top drone pilots in Latvia. In this video, he brings us an aerial view of the Riga Marathon, the country's premiere marathon and one of the fastest growing in northern Europe.  The race starts and ends at Riga Castle, probably the most well known landmark in the country's capital city.  It's officially called the Lattelecom Riga Marathon in reference to its sponsor, one of the country's top telecommunications and media companies.  

St. Peter's Church

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Epic One Shot Take on St. Peter's Church, Riga

Reinis Vilnis

Contributor Reinis Vilnus created this beautiful one-shot video of one of the most well known churches in Eastern Europe. It's the St. Peter's Church in the Latvian capital of Riga.  While it's a Lutheran Church, its construction pre-dates the Reformation.  Originally built in the 13th century, the church was destroyed in 1941 during the early days of Operation Barabarossa, the invasion by Nazi Germany of the (then) USSR.  It was meticulously reconstucted after the war, a process which took decades to complete.   

Nativity Cathedral

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RIGA ON THE G STRING | INSPIRE 2 X7 50MM RAW

Reinis Vilnis

Here's a short but amazing aerial look at the Latvian capital city of Riga, compliments of contributor Reinis Vilnis.  It was taken with one of the best setups available - a Zenmuse X7 camera mounted to a DJI Inspire 2 drone.   It opens with a shot of Old Town square, then slides behind a modern skyscraper for a "reveal" of the distinctive gold-domed Nativity Cathedral.  Completed in 1883, when Latvia was part of the Russian Empire, it's the largest Eastern Orthodox church in the Baltic States.

Riga in a Snowstorm

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SNOWSTORM | CINEMATIC MOOD | MAVIC 2 PRO

Reinis Vilnis

Top contributor Reinis Vilnis put his DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone to good use creating this highly cinematic aerial video of the Latvian capital Riga in wintertime.  The video uses well-edited timelapses to give you an great visual impression of this very old Baltic port city, a one-time member of the mighty Hanseatic League which dominated maritime Northern Europe for centuries.  Since becoming independent from the USSR in the early 1990's, Riga has led the way to re-connecting Latvia to the rest of Europe.  

Riga: Old and New

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Old town of Riga, Latvia

RJurevics

Contributor RJurevics managed to hit most of the visual highlights of Riga in this marvelous aerial tour of the Latvian capital city.  The video includes footage of the St. Peters Church in the heart of the city's Old Town; the "multi-humped" Railway Bridge over the Daugava River; the House of the Blackheads, a merchant guild building; the Latvian National Opera House; the Riga Cathedral; the National Library of Latvia; Fredom Monument; and the Riga Radio and TV Tower, the country's tallest structure.  

Cruise Ship in Riga

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Cruise Ship AIDA CARA entering port of Riga the Capital of LATVIA

ANDREJS LISMENTS

Here's a great aerial video of a cruise ship on the Baltic Sea heading into the port of Riga, Latvia.  Operated by a German cruise ship line, the Aida has a displacement of about 38k tons and a length of just over 190 meters (around 630 ft.) and carries almost 1,200 passengers.  The port into which it's heading is called the Free Port of Riga, which is the Latvian capital city.  The port serves both cruise ships and cargo ships, and is one of the more important Baltic ports for both types of watercraft.  

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