Welcome to Bauska and surroundings!
Bauska, Iecava, Rundale and Vecumnieki municipalities are situated in the Semigallia lowland in Central Latvia, thus the territory does not have pronounced relief forms. The landscape is shaped by the shallow river valleys of the Iecava, Memele, Musa and Lielupe rivers creating attractive landscape not typical for the Semigallia lowland. There are eight specially protected NATURA 2000 territories of the European Union, several secular trees and manor parks with national and local significance forming bosky islands within the agricultural landscapes. The territory is notable not only for the barely untouched nature, presence of animal and plant species and biotopes with European significance and the cultural and historical heritage, but also with a unique geological (active waterfront) process. This is one of the oldest inhabited territories in Latvia and has been relatively densely inhabited throughout all periods of history (from the 2nd half of the 9th millenary till nowadays), thus the territory is dominated by cultural landscape with outstanding and at some parts also unique stratifications and dense disposition of cultural monuments.