Jēkab’s Route

Illustration of Jēkab's Route

In the 17th century, Duke Jacob of Courland and Semigallia actively fostered manufacturing and shipbuilding to the point where he could trade almost anywhere in the world. The modern Jēkabs’ Route sets out from Alsunga, winds through Duke Jacob’s home town Kuldīga and continues to the former Duchy’s capital, Jelgava.