Attractions

Castle in Bauska

Bauska Castle

Bauska Castle sits on a picturesue hillock squeezed between two rivers – Mūsa and Mēmele – that flow parallel to each other. It is actually two castles – one from the Livonian Order times, lying in ruins, and the ot…
Forest in Southern Latvia

Pokaiņi Forest Reserve

It's one of Latvia’s biggest unsolved mysteries. In the mid-‘90s a local historian discovered stone cairns throughout the park and realised that the rocks had been transported to the forest from faraway destinations…
Palace in Rundāle Palace

Rundāle Palace

Built as a grand residence for the Duke of Courland, this magnificent palace is a monument to 18th-century aristocratic ostentatiousness, and rural Latvia's architectural highlight. It was designed by Italian baroqu…
Castle in Jaunpils

Jaunpils Castle

The small but perfectly medieval Jaunpils Castle is unique in the fact that it has largely retained its original look since 1301, when it was founded by the master of the Livonian Order, Gotfried von Roga. It also o…
Nature Reserve in Tērvete

Tērvete Nature Park

Tērvete Nature Park protects three ancient mounds, including the impressive Tērvete Castle Mound, which was abandoned by the Semigallians after several battles with the Livonian Order. But its main pull is the Fairy…
Gardens in Dobele

Latvia Institute of Fruit Growing

The massive gardens draws throngs of visitors each spring. Its apricot, cherry and plum orchards, as well the country's largest collection of lilacs, are the legacy of Pēteris Upītis, an outstanding gardener, who fo…