Aluksne Travel Guide

  • Narrow-gauge railway station
    Narrow-gauge railway station
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  • Dancing at a holiday  in Aluksne
    Dancing at a holiday in Aluksne
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Aluksne Things to Do

  • In the north-east of Latvia,

    in the Aluksne highland, at the shores of Lake Aluksne, stands a picturesque town with a rich historic and cultural heritage, with a contemporary feel and a dynamic growth.The Sun Bridge on the Temple Hill was built in 1938, restored in 1995.

  • Walking in the garden near the castle

    As I mentioned before Aluksne has very beautiful green zone inside the town and around it. One of most popular places is the garden near the Castle.

  • To enjoy a relaxing around

    As typical small town of Latvia Aluksne has a big green zone along the town. If you decided to take a pause in a hurry and to enjoy nature you have to write in Aluksne in your travel list.

  • Lake Aluksne

    Lake Aluksne is the eleventh biggest lake in Latvia. The lake is situated 183.7 m above the sea level. There are four islands - Cepurîte (Little Hat Island), Garâ (Long Island), Tîklu (Net Island), and Pilssala (Castle Island), and the Cemetery Peninsula. They all are significant in the history and culture of the town. The lake is a favourite place...

  • Bible museum

    was opened on November 18, 1990. The museum has close to 300 Bibles, Holy Writs, song and sermon books and other publications of religious character in Latvian and other languages, including the E. J. Glik’s 1694 facsimile edition of the Bible. The main exposition of the museum is devoted to Ernst Johan Glik (1654-1705), who from 1682 to 1702 was...

  • Jazeps Vitols Memorial Museum

    offers the permanent exhibition devoted to the composer Jazeps Vitols, founder and professor of the Latvian Conservatory. Every third Saturday of July choirs from all over Latvia come to "Anninas" to celebrate the anniversary of the composer's birthday. The museum also offers a guided tour of Gaujiena Manor including some interesting geological...


Aluksne Restaurants

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    Summer cafe's..

    by vairab Updated Sep 6, 2002

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    Summer cafe“Pietura”,
    L. Ezera str., Aluksne

    Bistro “V.V.G.”,
    Pils 72, Aluksne , phone.43 22591

    Bar “Melderîtis”,
    Viresi mun., Aluksnes distr., , phone. 43 61425

    Bar “B & Co”,
    Pils 21, Aluksne , phone. 43 21467

    Summer cafe “Jautrais kesteris”, “Kesteri”,
    Kesteri”, Alsviku mun., Aluksne distr., , phone.43 24299, 9 159478

    Bar “Andris”, Liepna,
    Liepna, Aluksne distr., , phone.43 64624

    Recreation centre “Ezermala”,
    O. Vaciesa 2a, Aluksne , phone.43 22452

    Restaurant/bar “Araji”, Hotel “Araji”,
    Hotel “Araji”, Jaunanna, Aluksne distr., , phone. 43 23049

    Cafe “Aluksne”,
    Pils 29, Aluksne , phone. 43 22784

    Cafe“Raibais câlis”,
    Latgales 3b, Aluksne

    Bar “Andris”, Pededze,
    Pededze, Aluksne distr., , phone. 43 46526

    Cafe “Sapnis”, “Brîvnieki”,
    Gaujiena mun., Aluksne distr.

    Cafa “Abols”,
    Jankalna 48, Aluksne , phone. 43 24407

    Viresi, Aluksne distr., , phone.9 430576

    Pils iela 68, Aluksne , phone. 43 22587

    Cafe “Muzikalais klubs”,
    Gaujkrasti, Gaujiena, Aluksnes distr., , phone. 43 57192

    Cafe “Karîna”,
    Laurencenes 20, Aluksne , phone. 43 22570

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Aluksne Nightlife

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    Ideja: Relax and meet nice people...

    by Kikkka Written Jan 5, 2010

    If You want to go to enjoy nightlife in Aluksne, than You can go to the nightclub "Ideja". Nightclub have 2 floors - on the first floor there is a dance hall, on the second floor there is a bar and tables where You can sit and chat with friends and from the second floor You can also watch the dance floor...
    Better to go to this club is when they have some live music events - when there perform bands from Latvia...
    Entrance to the club is about 2 LVL or 3 LVL (depends on what kind of performers will be in the club) - it is about 3 EUR or 4 EUR ( but in entrance You need to pay in LVL - latvian lats).
    Coctails at the bar costs average 2 LVL or 3 LVL - depends what You order...

    Dress Code: There are no special dress code going to this club.

    Related to:
    • Skiing and Boarding
    • Water Sports
    • Music

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Aluksne Transportation

  • Marisa Birthday

    In this project Latvia is represented by the Industrial Heritage Trust of Latvia which, in cooperation with the private railway company "Gulbene – Aluksne banitis", is restoring the steam engine Kc-4-332 built in Czechoslovakia and a "Pafawag" passenger coach, as well as reconstructing a passing loop in Kalniene station. It is also preparing...

  • From Riga to Aluksne

    There is regular bus connection between Riga and Aluksne. There is 4 times a day buss goes to Aluksne. You'll spend 4 hours in a road.

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Aluksne Shopping

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    Dzipars: Hand made - nice shop!

    by Kikkka Written Jan 5, 2010

    This is a very nice shop in Aluksne where You can find different kind of crafts, also bijouterie, pottery, candles, nice and interesting gifts etc.

    What to buy: Different kind of goods which is hand made from natural linen (flax) like bags, tablecloth, scarfs, apron etc.

    What to pay: It depends what You are going to buy.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Photography
    • Eco-Tourism

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Aluksne Local Customs

  • Artistic locals

    You'll find many interest details in Aluksne's parks and green zone. Mostly all of this decorations made by local people.

  • scenes from the past in nature

    The day may come when all of our gold will not pay for the ability to see scenes from the past in nature

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Aluksne Off The Beaten Path

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    the nature park of Gaujiena..

    by vairab Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    Leaving Aluksne and driving north-east will take you to the nature park of Gaujiena, and its palace and estate dating from the 19th century. The park also contains a museum dedicated to the memory of composer J. Vitols, as well as a memorial to the poet O. Vacietis and the ruins of the Gaujiena castle.

    Take a ride in a horse-drawn carraige (for information. Tel. 43-57340/57182) to Zvartava Castle, with its adjoining park and abbey set on the shores of the splendid Lake Zvartava. Zvartava Manor Complex developed in time about the end of the 18th till the beginning of the 19th century. Manor's history is closely connected with the von Cekells' and Verzens'. Manor-house was built in Tudor Neo-gothic style about 1881. There is partly preserved original interior decorative finish. From the original 18th century manor complex there preserved classicism style household buildings that were rebuilt and modernised in Neo-gothical shapes. Eldest househol part of the complex includes stables and gardener's house. In its origins there was reguraly planned garden at the manor-house, but later at the end of the 19th century 9.7 ha wide landscape park took place.

    Now the manor is administrated by the Society of Latvian Artists. Different displays, shows, symposias take place in the manor-house and park

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    • Family Travel
    • Architecture
    • Eco-Tourism

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Aluksne Favorites

  • view nearly 33 km long railway...

    view nearly 33 km long railway span Gulbene - Aluksne, who is the last general usage narrow gauge railway in Latvia. This railway's span is the maintained part of the narrow gauge railway line Stukmani-Valka built in 1903. Almost hundred years long history has one of the reasons why Gulbene - Aluksne railway line was recognized as cultural monument...

  • Museum of Local Studies at the...

    Museum of Local Studies at the Ate Mill, tel. 43-45452, 43-45444. Museum was established in 1985. It acknowledges and preserves the folk's heritage and wisdom for future generations. Regular activities are held for young people to acquire ancient craftmen and farmers skills, paying tribute to their forefathers and the villagers of older...

  • It is Temple hill

    Temple hill is situated on the south part of Aluksne cemetery island in the north of Aluksne, 217.2 m above the sea level. The castle mound is built on approximately 30m high elevation of the coast of the Aluksne lake, separated from the surroundings by ravines. In 1807 a granite rotunda or "temple of glory" was built in the rampart, from which the...


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