Bauska Travel Guide

  • Cesar salad
    Cesar salad
    by Inguuna
  • Armenian shashlik
    Armenian shashlik
    by Inguuna
  • Bauskas Sv. Gara Luteranu Baznica (Bauska Lutheran Church of Holy Spirit)
    by haeffner

Bauska Things to Do

  • Rigas Motormuzejs

    A large and important museum for old cars, mainly Russian. There are som machinery as well, and also a quite modern Latvian car. The objecs are very well described on signposts by each object. There are about 40 objects from the 1930:ies until today. Entrance fee 1,21 Euro for adult, no pensionists discount Open all Days except holidays, 10-18

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  • Bauskas Sv. Gara Luteranu Baznica...

    Interesting Church, oldest building in Bauska. Built in 1591-1594. Originally built for the German congregation in Bauska. The Tower was not added until 1614 and added to in 1624. It contains a lot of art objects among them a Coat of Arms from 1640. In the winter open only for services att 10 on Sundays and at 18:30 on Wednesdays, but from May 11...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 12

    In 1706 when Russians left the castle, they partly exploded it. Remembering that, nowadays in front of the castle stand two mortars and a cannon. Nine cannons can be seen in the older part of castle - in the courtyard. In the time when Polish-Swedish war and later Northern War took place, the king order to build higher bastions and more strengthen...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 11

    And finally I’m entering the oldest part of the castle - one of the tower. Nowadays there are panorama platform upstairs. You can only visit tower not going to all the exhibitions. From the tower one can see the two rivers Musa and Memele joining together flowing into Lielupe river and some typical view to small town. Also very good view to newest...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 10

    Also it also takes very big importance the fireplaces, rebuilt from sketches and found fireplace tiles in excavation works, dated from the end of 16th to 18th century, in renaissance style. They are located in the places where they stood before in the castle.Similar fireplaces are seen in Rundale castle.The next tip about the oldest part of the...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 9

    Well, we’re entering in duke's apartments that is why we need to put on special plastic kind of shoes. The restored castle shows that it’s planning was very, very simple, room after room. We can see it in the dukes’ and his family apartments. On the left side are located duke's’ bedroom and after it the bedroom for duchess. In the excavation works...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 8

    The castle makes it’s importance with it’s sgraffito facade. Nowadays one of the tower has the real facade elements which are survived, other castles’ facade is restored in renovation process. Sgraffito technique on the walls is mostly used in Italy in the 16th century and Bauska castle is the far most castle in north Europe where this technique is...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 7

    As it was only a residence for dukes they didn’t live here all the time. While they were away the castle was looked by the lord of the manor. His apartments were in front of duke apartments. If we stand in the courtyard, on the right lived duke, on the left - lord with all the servants. On the basement there was stable with horses, kitchen and on...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 6

    I continue my tour in the basement where were stored goods and drinks for noblemen and their servants. There were vegetables and fruits, different meat and milk products kept. The special place takes beer which was also made or brewed here. You need to climb down to enter in the basement or in the kitchen or stable, which are mentioned in the next...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 5

    I continue my tour in the courtyard where one can see very well the new and the old castle. And as I already wrote after Livonian war, at the end of 16th century the building of new castle was started. Nowadays it’s renovated part. The old fortification walls and towers were left, they weren’t tear down. From the old tower one can see panorama to...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 4

    I continue my tour on the first floor where’s located exhibition with that time, old weapons. Ok, it’s not so interesting like it was with clothes but I think for men it may be very interesting :) But, back to 16th century, one can see here old cannon balls, shells, swords and knives, all they were found in excavation works. One can found here all...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 3

    I continue my tour on the second floor where’s located exhibition dedicated to clothing which was worn in the 16th century, during time of Duchy. There's compared clothes which were worn by dukes and duchesses of Courland by other European aristocrats. All the dresses and man costumes which are shown here, have been reconstructed during nowadays....

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 2

    I started my tour in the newest part of castle, but with the oldest materials and artifacts. Archaeological excavations show that even 1700 years BC there was a settlement. It proves found ancient needles, pins, amber, decorations, ornaments, guns, old coins, ancient dishes and other things. Most of the found artifacts are from here, doing research...

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  • The Bauska Castle - tip no. 1

    In Latvian - Bauskas pilsIt is said that on the place where two rivers meet, on the island in 1443 was built Livonian order castle. There were three main functions for that time castle: to defend border, to control the main trade road from Lithuania to Riga and to stabilize Livonian order functions in Zemgale region - the cultural and historical...

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  • Bauska Castle

    Located between two rivers this is mainly a ruin. There are several rooms that are restored but nothing inside. Only fresh floor planks and ceiling beams - all new. The only interesting exhibition was the one about reconstructed dresses, shoes and some jewellry from the 16th Century in one roomOpen May - September: 9.00-19.00, October: 9.00-18.00,...

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  • Important museum for old cars

    A large and important museum for old cars, mainly Russian. There are som machinery as well, and also a quite modern Latvian car. The objecs are very well described on signposts by each object. There are about 40 objects from the 1930:ies until today.Entrance fee 1,21 Euro for adult, no pensionists discountOpen all Days except holidays, 10-18

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  • Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit

    Interesting Church, oldest building in Bauska. Built in 1591-1594. Originally built for the German congregation in Bauska. The Tower was not added until 1614 and added to in 1624. It contains a lot of art objects among them a Coat of Arms from 1640. In the winter open only for services att 10 on Sundays and at 18:30 on Wednesdays, but from May 11...

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  • Tourist Infomation with a twist

    The Tourist Information has the usual information and nice personell. But it has more.They weigh and measure length in old Latvian units. For weight they use poods (16,752 kg) and pounds (418,8 g). For length they use cubits (53,75 cm) and feet (26,875 cm). So not an imperial pound and not an English foot.

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  • Bauskas Muzejs

    or rather Bauskas novadpétniecibas un makslas muzejs - the local history museum. It has a very large collection of dolls from the late 19th century until today. Impressing and interesting. In addition there is a section with local history - furnished rooms with objects and dressed manikins.Also there were two contemporary exhibitions with textile...

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  • The Rundale Palace

    The Rundale Palace: a miracle of baroque art in the landscape of Zemgale...With its mightiness and dazzling beauty this gem of baroque and rococo art and architecture continues to take the traveller by surpise.

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  • Rundale Palace

    Rundale Palace is the 18th-century architectural highlight of provincial Latvia. The Palace is located just 12km (7mi) west of Bauska. It was designed and built in the 18th century by a baroque genius from Italy, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, who created many of St Petersburg's finest buildings. Rundale Palace is open every day from May to October from 10...

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  • Mezhotne Palace

    This Palace was designed and built in 1802 in classicism style by the order of Russian emperor Pavel I. The most luxurious rooms are opened for visitors. Open: Monday - Friday 8.00 - 17.00 Saturday, Sunday 9.00 - 18.00

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  • The Bauska Castle

    Castle was build in the middle of the 15th century.It served for the military goals of the Livonian Order, but later it was rebuilt into the fortified residence of the duke of Courland.Dont forget to climb into the tower, it is worth climbing.

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  • Machinery Museum exhibition

    Quiet interesting exhibition, even for a girl. :) Director of the museum is very funny man and make sure u have a chat with him.

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  • Visit the Castle

    Bauska Castle MuseumThe Bauska castle consists of the Livonian Order fortress built in the middle of the 15th century and the duke of Curland’s residence built in the castle – front at the end of the 16th century. The exhibition “Bauska’a new castle – history, study, restoration” can be viewed in the castle. It is also possible to climb up to the...

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  • Bauska Castle

    The principal attraction of Bauska is its castle, built between 1443 and 1456 as a stronghold for the Livonian knights. The castle was destroyed in battle several times during the 16th and 17th century. The restoration work didn't start until 1976. The castle museum now displays various objects found when archaeological excavations were made during...

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  • he Mezotne manor house II

    In 2001 the reconctruction of the manor house was completed and now the whole is open to visitors, including the restored magnificent representation premises and the cabinets, conference premises and hotel.The 19th centyry landscape park is a place for romantic strolls.

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Bauska Hotels

  • Day & Night Hotel Bauska

    Slimnicas iela 7, Bauska, LV-3901, Latvia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Bauska Restaurants

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    Cafe-restaurant “Pie Pils”: Cafe near the castle

    by Inguuna Updated Jun 18, 2015

    Just near the parking place and entrance of the castle park - in very strategic point :) is located cafe “Pie pils” - translated as Near the castle. So we decided to take a meal rather before than after. At that time when we arrived it was quite few people there, but after we order, the tour group entered to take their meal. We decided to choose a table outside with a view to river.

    Favorite Dish: I chose Cesar salad and my +1 chose Armenian shashlik. The salad was good, it was served with different sauce but I liked it, also chicken was cooked with different spices as it is in other places. Armenian shashlik also was good but served a little bit interesting with potatoes french fries and vegetables.

    As for drink we took Bauska kvass - it is local, so when in Bauska, try local!

    All the meal costed about 15 Euros.

    Cesar salad Pie pils Armenian shashlik
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Bauska Sports & Outdoors

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    Autocross

    by Lilasel Written Jan 4, 2003

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    Every year on the first weekend of August
    the European Championship in Autocross
    takes place in the «Musa» sport complex -
    one of the best autocross routes in Europe.

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Bauska Favorites

  • Rundale Palace

    Rundale Palace is the 18th-century architectural highlight of provincial Latvia. The Palace is located just 12km (7mi) west of Bauska. It was designed and built in the 18th century by a baroque genius from Italy, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, who created many of St Petersburg's finest buildings. Rundale Palace is open every day from May to October from 10...

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  • Bauska Castle

    The principal attraction of Bauska is its castle, built between 1443 and 1456 as a stronghold for the Livonian knights. The castle was destroyed in battle several times during the 16th and 17th century. The restoration work didn't start until 1976. The castle museum now displays various objects found when archaeological excavations were made during...

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