Ceramic mosaics with water and fish motive
Freely available object. The mosaic is located at the end of the Strautnieku Street near the river Mēmele, on a 30-meter-long wall of the barn.
We, the owners of Rožmalas, are farmers at heart and want to show our visitors how agriculture has developed over the centuries, from ancient times up to modern day technology. We have created a wonderful exhibition in the Ribbes windmill – ‘The Path of the Grain’. We appreciate the heritage our ancestors left us – the Ribbes windmill– which is not just ours but a part of the community and a source of pride for the region, helping to revive the landscape of the Bauska region.
The design of the windmill with its equipment and details have been developed and tested over centuries. This complex building is a monument to our ancestors heritage and work ethic.
Art object Object - Rose Alley
Gorgeous rose decorations made by inhabitants of eight parishes of Bauska and Bauska counties - totaling about 140 participants - decorate the Riga street house facade stage from Kalna Street to Baznicas Street.
Get to Know Rundāle Palace
Memorial Place - Sinagoga garden
In the old town of Bauska, Riga street 35, a memorial "Synagogue garden" was created in the place of the Bauska Great Synagogue, which was built in July 1844 and was destroyed by Nazi attacks in July 1941. Abraham Isaac Kuk, an outstanding religious thinker, kabbalist, teacher, and then the first highest rabbin Israel lands, served as the rabbi in the synagogue.
Historical Costumes Exhibition
Starting from July 1, 2018, visitors are welcome to the historical exhibition of costumes on the side of Brunava, in a renovated building on the Lithuanian border, which was named "Mazā muiža". The exposition will contain copies of historical costumes created for 10 years. The authors are enthusiasts of history, united in the "Studio of historical reconstructions" Rococo ".
Butter caramel workshop for groups and parties.
Rundale Palace ensemble – the most outstanding monument of Baroque and Rococo architecture and art in Latvia.
The oldest part of Bauska Castle – the impressive 15th centuryFortress of the Livonian Order on the peninsula between the junction of the Musa and Memele Rivers was once a safe guard of the order's border.The Newest part of Bauska Castle – residence for the Dukes of Courland was built at the end of the 16th century. Visitors can look the ruins of the Livonian Order Castle and visit the viewing platform in the tower, the exposition on the history of the castle, thematic exhibitions.
We offer to relax from the daily rush in Mazmežotne manor Lords' house with coming up a small hill above the ancient valley bank in a picturesque Lielupe valley. Hotel, facilities for events, banquets, seminars, sauna.
Bauska Motor Museum
After the reconstruction the Riga Motor Museum branch establishment in Bauska opened in July, 2011. When visiting the southern region of Latvia, pay a visit also to the Motor Museum in Bauska. We offer new and well-organized premises with more than 60 old-timers, agriculture, special and military vehicles.
In one of the exhibition halls you can glance at motorcars used in the 30ies and postwar years by bourgeois when going for a ride to the countryside. However in the second exhibition hall we offer a chance to feel the atmosphere of Latvian countryside of the 20ies and 30ies.
Mini zoo “Dobuli” offers a varied and interesting collection of wild animals, domestic animals and birds from various countries, increased annually.
An open-air sightseeing place for both adults and children with more than 35 species of rabbits in the specially set-up town.
The open-air museum has a Latvian farmstead with a collection of ancient tools.
In the restaurated watermill`s first floor is banquet hall, sleeping opportunities.
For relaxation Ausekļu Watermill offers also caountryside sauna, on second floor also is a place to sleep.
Bauska Old Town
A National town planning monument, developed in the 16th - 19th century. The oldes building in the Old Town of Bauska is Bauska Church of Holy Spirit and renovated Town Hall.
Bauska Town Hall
The only restored 17th century Town Hall in Latvia. It was built up with private investigation of the burgomaster and mayor's council and was the largest and most luxurious City Hall in the entire Duchy of Courland and Zemgale.
An orginal excursion in atraction ground Labirinti will be attractive to the visitors of all ages.
Quiet and nice camping place, suitable for tourists who are traveling in Latvia and Baltic States. 18 km from Bauska. Camping is open all year.
Mežotne Palace is one of the brightest examples of classicism architecture in Latvia, and it is even more significant due to the carefully planned and harmonious landscape around it merging the palace. The present building of Mežotne Palace was constructed from 1797 to 1802 according to the design of Italian architect Giaccomo Quarenghi. Mežotne boasts an English style landscape park based on natural beauty.
Museum offers art exhibitions, Tamara Cudnovska's collection of dolls and toys, as well as an exposition on the 20th century history of Bauska.
The Museum of the poet Vilis Plūdonis (1874-1940) lies on a picturesque bank of River Mēmele. In the dwelling house an exhibition is being displayed which is devoted to the poets life and literary heritage. It is noteworthy to look into a little bathouse which is called by one of the poems of V. Plūdonis ''Rabits bath", household buliding and collections of ethnographic articles and carts.
The recreation complex "Mikelis" is located in Gailisi parish, on the bank of the Musa River, only 12 km from Bauska. In this picturesque area of Zemgale it is possible to enjoy natural peace and well-being, explore the history by observing of Peasant Farm and the Retro Car Museum and the fine dining at the complex's restaurant. There is new and modern hotel for longer stay in this beautiful place.
Facilities for tourist groups, previous appointment, offers cheese tasting, to get acquainted with sheep's milk and their products
Bauska Lutheran Church of St. Spirit
Bauska Church of Holy Spirit was built in 1591 – 1594.It has an excellent art collection with unique art objects from the 16th - 19th century. At the end of one of the benches of the church has the oldest wood carving of the coat of arms of the town, made in 1640.
The Brukna manor house and a few more estate buildings (two granaries and a cattle house) are situated opposite the Brukna castle mound and the artificial pond on the bank of the Iecava River. The 19th century complex of estate buildings has started a new life by giving a home ti the Catholic youth camps and housing the rehabilitation centre for drug addicts.
No animals allowed in the territory!
Mezotne Hillfort is situated on the left bank of the Lielupe River opposite the Mezotne Palace. It is one of the largest fortifications of the 9th - 13th century Semigallians. Next to the Hillfort – Mezote Church (not restored!) and the family cemetery of the owners of Mezotne Palace – princes von Lieven. Traditionally on the third Saturday of May Mezotne Hillfort Festivity is held here.
In Mezotne Hillfort there is installed "Bright Ants Trail" that offers various activities. Here you can find out about the unique nature inhabitants of the castle mound - the bright ant, hermit beetle, grass-snake, woodpecker, stork and the noctule.
Cafe - bistro (25 places) in the center of Iecava near bus station and Maxima
Skaistkalne Catolic Church
Skaistkalne Catolic Church is the most important Catholic centre in Semigallia and the second most popular pilgrimage destination in Latvia after Aglona.
Barbele Boys Primary School
In 2018 started working Bārbele Boys Primary School "Roots and Wings" ("Saknes un spārni") - the only boys' school in Latvia, where education is based on the Montessori pedagogical principles, one day a week in the presence of fathers. The school has two interests - aviation and ornithology.
Offers tours around the sweet production unit "Poļu nams" and tasting of the products.The company is preparing sweets “Sweet brunette”, “Sweet blonde”, “Sweet Pearl”. All products are handmade.
The farm "Vaidelotes" offers the opportunity to look at the herbs and medicinal plant collection, try herbal teas, enjoy the ancient Latvian cuisine.
Bauska Brewery offers group tours around the production unit and tasting of the products.
Farmstead Celmi - cottage cheese, tasting.
Dūmiņu wine’s offers the opportunity for groups (minimum 10 people) to taste homemade wines and learn about wine production processes.
Apiary of bees, honey
Apiary of bees "Dzintarlāse"
Apiary of bees, honey, home wines, tasting
It is possible to see how is made Gusto cosmetics and buy it.
Wood Carver's Farm “Jūras” have wonderful works by the creative craftsman Juris Audzijonis – a statue of the Christ, a church, a mill, a gazebo.
Folk Decorative Art Studio “Bauska”
You can also visit the Folk Decorative Art Studio “Bauska”.
The story of the black pot
Learn about the process of making ceramics, visit the workshop and the oven, see a presentation on making ceramics, turning and baking. Ceramics exhibition –sale.
Lidija Reinberga Jewellery Workshop
Lidija Reinberga Jewellery Workshop has an exhibition hall with the ready jewellery and if booked in advance, you can try making some jewellery yourself.
Guided tour around the ceramic studio and demonstration of ceramic processes. It is possible to do a creative workshop and make something for yourself. Allow at least 2 weeks to get it fired. Custom made workshops suited for your wishes.
Please phone in advance to book your visit!
The Kugrēni Winery offers groups of 2 to 20 people a home-made wine tasting.
Landscape Garden of the Strubergi Family
Landscape Garden of the Strubergi Family has received awards in national competitions of landscape gardens since 1997.
Skaistkalne Parish Museum “Novadnieki” was established to honour the memory of the local history researcher Peteris Lukasevics. It exhibits the artefacts and documents on the history of Skaistkalne district gathered by him.
Dievdarzins is an archaeological site on the banks of the Iecava River, opening a picturesque view over the river and the Lutheran church.
Dzimtmisa Manor-house is a majestic wooden building with a steep span roof. It has been rebuilt several times and is now an elementary school. Next to the manor-house there is a park with a pond set up in the 19th century.
The complex of Iecava Manor
The complex of Iecava Manor, Iecava Manor Landscape Park, Freedom Monument of Iecava
Museum of history and sport of Iecava „Arhīvs”. The exhibition seen in Iecavas outstanding athlete awards, equipment and forms of written and visual evidence of their achievements.
Amtmani Brothers Museum
Amtmani Brothers Museum – the house of actors and theatre producers brothers Alfreds Amtmanis-Brieditis and Teodors Amtmanis with an exposition on the contribution of the Amtmani family to the history of Latvian theatre and the local cultural traditions. Museum organizes meetings with Latvian actors and other cultural events.
Farm "Mačēni" offers to become acquainted with pen, old tools, householdthings collection "Sendienas", organic farm.
Bauska St. Sacrament Catholic Church
The Bauska Catholic Church was built in 1864.The interior was designed in the second half of the 19th century. Beside the small church a bell tower was built in 1891
Bauska St. Georgijs the Orthodox Church
The Orthodox Church was built in 1881according to the design of J. F. Baumanis. Partly the interior has been preserved,iconostasis was rebuilt in 1991.
Derpele Manor-house was built around 1840; the landscape park was established in the 19th century. Today the building houses a retirement home. You can visit the renovated facade, a rose garden and the park.
Iecava Roman Catholic Church
Iecava Roman Catholic Church is one of the newest and most modern churches in Iecava municipality and its neighbourhood, opened in 2009.
Iecava Lutheran Church
Iecava Lutheran Church was built in 1641 and rebuilt in the 19th century. In the late 20th century the roof of the church collapsed and the equipment and interior were fully destroyed. Now it has a renovated roof and facades, services and concerts of classical music are held in the altar part. Take a look at the panorama of the neighbourhood from the 50m high church tower. The church is surrounded by a cemetery - a home for many famous people from this municipality and the family crypt of Palens.
Skaistkalne Carst Caves. Carst caves are funnelled cave-ins of the upper layers of the earth. The form in places, where underground waters erode rocks and leave holes. People have given carst caves their own names – Hay bed, Goat bed, Death bed and other. They can be visited in the company of a guide.
Bārbele sulphuric spring
In the 18th century there was a healing house for the Duke of Courland next to Barbele Sulphur Spring, but it was destroyed. The water of the sulphur spring can still be scooped and tried.
Kurmene Catholic Church and Manor Park
The church was built in 1870 and is decorated by a sculpture of St.Peter. The manor park is arranged as a landscape park with individual elements of regular planning - ponds and 19th century artificial castle ruins with an open-air stage.
Stone of Peter the Great
The Stone of Peter the Great lies at the end of Kalēju street.Thanks to the local legends the stone has become a popular place among tourists.The legend says that during the Northern War the Russian Tsar Peter the Great and the Polish King August had a lunch on this stone, and afterwards they put their silver spoons under it.
The monument devoted to those who were killed during the Freedom Fights. The base of the monument was erected in 1929. The works were not completed by several tens of years due to the communist regime. In 1992 the sulptor A. Jansons made and erected a bronze statue of the Semgallian warrior according to the design of his father - the sculptor K. Jansons
Monument of Vilis Plūdonis
Monument installed in August 2014 Bauska, Saules garden.
Vecumnieki Parish Museum
The museum is located in the Red school (Sarkanā skola) in Vecumnieki parish , in the living room of school manager Andrew Spekke. Here you can see exposition of scientist, historian, diplomat Arnolds Spekke, parish history, the Red School.
Nature trail Bauska
The trail set up in the Nature Park “Bauska” will take you on a romantic walk along the picturesque bank of the Memele River to Bauska Castle and further on to Kirbaksala, where the Musa and Memele Rivers join to start the Lielupe River.
National Costumes, tableclothes&napkins, towels, handicraft mittens, socks and other handicrafts. In order to develop original products, patterns of the national ethnographic heritage and 100% natural materials are used.
Programs in Bauska Castle
Thematic tour "Dance lesson at Court" (with teaching Renaissance dances)
Thematic tour "Dressing culture in Duchy of Courland" (with demonstrating of Renaissance costume)
Museum educational programme "Court culture: end of the 16th century till first half of the 17th century"
Bauska Museum programs
"Adventure in the 20th century Bauska"
"Time to play"
Weighs and measures in Bauska
Find out your weight (in pounds and poods) and height (cubits and feet) at the Kurzeme Semigallia 17th century used mayors! Visitors are issued by a certificate.
Receiving guests in Rococo style
Receiving guests in Rococo style – theatricalised excursions in Rundale Palace "The Charm of the Chivalrous Century" with reconstructed scenes from the court life in the Palace (excursion around the palace, dancing the minuet, demonstrating the “Language of a Fan”). Special offers for newlyweds, anniversaries, pupils and children, as well as groups.
Interactive programme in Mežotne hillfort
Semigallian Culture Society “UPMALE” in Mezotne Hillfort offer a story about the history of Semigallians, a story about the clothes and jewellery of Semigallians (10th - 12th centuries), demonstrations on the forging of jewellery, shooting with an arbalest, folk games, musical folk shows with folk music (bagpipes, drums, reeds, kokles and other), folk dances and games, annual increment celebrations, Latvian rituals of weddings and christenings, war songs.