The air around will rustle amidst the tranquility of the ancient Gauja river valley. Thus, you will feel like a castle guard on the edge of civilization, knowing that the security of the castle depends on you keeping your ears open to any danger emanating from the scenic panorama around you.
A Grand Duke’s Neo-Gothic Style Castle
Nowadays, the idyllic residence of the Kropotkin family, which was built for leisure and joie de vivre enclosed by the verdant landscapes of the Gauja, has magnetic appeal, recreating the refined atmosphere of days gone by, reminiscent of those once enjoyed here by artists and aristocrats.
LIVONIAN ORDER SIGULDA CASTLE
Walks within the castle walls give rise to imaginary scenes from medieval life, while the primeval nature of the surroundings can be admired from the restored towers. The remaining ruins will give you an impression of the former majesty of this castle in Livonia and prompt you to dream as in the age of romanticism when ruins were considered to be art.
Concerts, Cultural Events
Venerable traditions of tea afternoons once initiated artists now continue in the form of inspiring concerts, exhibitions and creative workshops. Morning coffee acquires its own resonance, savouring breakfast accompanied by dreamlike classical music.
The old manor buildings are now occupied by talented individuals with a creative spark, whose work you can not only observe, but also try your hand at to create a special souvenir to remind you of your visit to Sigulda Castle.
Stunning Views of the Gauja River Valley
Not without reason did German knights choose to build their imposing fortress on the steep shores of the Gauja river valley. As you quietly sip tea on the castle terrace, or climb up one of the castle’s towers, your eyes will be thrilled by the sight of one of Latvia’s most beautiful landscapes.
Excursions around the Livonian Order Sigulda Castle | Craftsmen’s workshops and related activities | Cultural events: Sigulda International Opera Festival, Musical Breakfasts, etc.
Livonian Order Medieval Castle visitation price for adults is EUR 2.00
Annual events calendar
January: Celebration of winter flavours
• Easter: Swing Festival
• May: Sigulda Town Festival
• June: "Līgo in Sigulda"
• July: International Sigulda Opera Music Festival, Musical breakfast on Sunday mornings
• December: Winter concert hall in Sigulda Castle Quarter
• Open-air concerts