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Bauska


Bauska municipality
 

The municipality borders with Iecava, Vecumnieki, Rundāle, Ozolnieki municipalities and the Republic of Lithuania. The municipal territory consists of  the town of Bauska, Brunava, Ceraukste, Code, Dāviņi, Gailīši, Īslīce, Mežotne and Vecsaule parishes, the administrative centre of the municipality is  Bauska, located 68 km from Rīga, 62 km from Jelgava and 19 km from the Latvia-Lithuania border.  The total area of the municipality is 786.7 km², 6.14 km² whereof is the area of the town of Bauska. By the number of inhabitants, Bauska municipality is one of the biggest in the country – 28,153 inhabitants (01.01.2010).

Places of interest:
Old Town of Bauska, Bauska Town Hall , Bauska Local History and Art Museum, Bauska Castle , Art salon "Meistars Gothards", Bauska Church of Holy Spirit, Bauska Catholic Church , The Stone of Peter the Great , Nature Park Bauska with Nature Trail, Memorial place to the politically repressed inhabitants of Bauska (1940-1991),  The Orthodox Church, Riga Motor Museum Branch "Exhibition of the Machinery Museum" Blacksmith`s workshop „U&A” , Bauska Brewery.

In Bauskas district:
Derpele Manor- house, Farm „Vaidelotes” , Farm „Stopiņi” , Mežotnes palace, Brukna Manor, Forest Intelligence TrailMemorial home of the poet VIlis Pludonis (1874- 1940)- "Lejnieki" ,  Recreation Centre „Miķelis” , Studio „Stella” .

There are also other monuments with heritage value in the municipality. Code, Janči, Lambārte, Vecsaule, Jaunsaule, Ozolaine, Brunava, Budberga churches, Ribe Windmill, Vecsaule Memorial, Jumpravmuiža Park, several hillforts and nature objects (Kulšēni sulphur spring), Bauska Craftmen Centre „Bauskas skapis", which can be visited on a guided tour, if booking in advance by calling: +371 63960509 (Old Town of Bauska), +371 29490041 (nature objects), +371 29481801 (objects with heritage value).

Active recreation:
 
Bangu pond - fishing, Fishing in Lielupe, kanoe boat rental Medņi, 
kanoe boat rental"
Repši", Bycicle rental "Velosēta",  Sport complex "Mūsa" - autocrosses.

Accommodations:
Hotel Bauska, Bērzkalni, Kungu ligzda, Nameji, Pārupes, Eridiāna
Arāji, Dzirnavnieki, Krāces, Mežotnes pils, Vecozolnieki, Cīruļi, Rasa Spa, Bruknas muiža, Baltās Anemones- tent ground,
Aveņi


Catering:
Bauska: 
Bar „Aveņi”,  „Pie Rātslaukuma” , „Bērzkalni” near Bauska, „Taverna” , „Pauze” , „Osta” autoostā  , „Lucky” Bauska RIMI , Hesburger
Hotel Bauska.

Bauska district: (in summer season, or with prior arrangement)
Mežotne Palace Restaurant, „Miķelis”, „PitStop"

Traditional events:
May 
Celebration of the beginning of the tourism season – May 4th 
Fight for the biggest carp in the Bangu Pond– May 4th
Autocross Championship in Musa track- third Saturday in May

June
Rundale municipality celebration- first Saturday in June
Peter`s day in Kurmene- June 29th

July 
Reneissance fair in Brukna Manor- forth Saturday in July
Bauska Country music festival- second Friday and Saturday in July
Bauska municipality celebration- a week long celebration from the last Friday in July till the first Saturday in August

September 
Autocross Championship in Mūsa track- first Saturday in September

October 
Fight for the biggest pike in the Bangu Pond- last Saturday in October

For free time: Specially for Bauska 400th celebration young musicians on 25th July 2009 made song "Bauskai"

Also group from Bauska district:  "Dakota"



TŪRISMA INFORMĀCIJAS CENTRĀ
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