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Cēsis Medieval Castle

Families can get to know more about the Cēsis Medieval Castle by taking part in interactive tasks and playing historical games.

The activity backpack for families is an exciting and interactive way of getting to know more about the Cēsis Medieval Castle. You can receive the backpack in the Visitor Centre of the Castle Complex. It is full of tasks which allow you to get to know the castle and what it was like to live in it centuries ago. You will draw, decipher, measure, search and perform various other exciting activities. The tasks are described in Latvian or Russian.

You will have the chance to see the unique 16th century room with the magnificent star dome at the top of the Eastern Tower. From there you can see a great view of the surroundings of the castle and the city.

You will have the chance to try out medieval bowling together with your family. It is played by rolling a ball down a path to try to knock down the heavy wooden pins. There are historical records that prove that this game was especially popular already in the first half of the19th century.

The family can spend time in the Medieval Garden as well. There they can enjoy their packed meal at wooden tables. The children can test their balance on a wooden log at the children's area. There they can also swing on wooden swings or bake sand cakes in the sandbox.


Additional services

  • Tour guide services in Latvian, English, Russian, German, French
  • Souvenirs for sale
  • For an additional fee it is possible to organise various theatre performances for groups and a medieval meal
  • Ancient jewellery forge

For your convenience

  • Free parking
  • WC
  • Accessibility for people with functional disabilities (the garden is accessible, does not apply to towers and courtyard)
  • Internet access (Wi-Fi) at the Visitor Centre of the Castle Complex


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  • Working hours
    • mon 10:00 - 18:00
    • tue 10:00 - 18:00
    • wed 10:00 - 18:00
    • thu 10:00 - 18:00
    • fri 10:00 - 18:00
    • sat 10:00 - 18:00
    • sun 10:00 - 18:00
    Ticket office closes 45 minutes before the end of the working hours! Working hours during the winter season from 1st October until 30th April: on Monday - closed, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 – 17:00, Sunday 10: 00-16:00.
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