The castle was once the main castle of the Livonian Order, where the landlords made all the important decisions and where the master of Order once lived; it was also a place of imprisonment of high-rank officials and war prisoners.
The guided excursion with a castle servant will take you around the castle with bright lanterns in your hands. You will be also shown the Western Tower and the living room of the master, proud of unique interior from the 16th century with a luxurious star vault. The attic reveals a breath-taking view over the rest of castle ruins, castle-front, park, and the town.
The people had handed stones for the construction of the castle from hand to hand. By touching the wall of the castle you might feel the power of their hands or you might even hear the steps of the initial inhabitants of Cēsis — the vendi — and the voice of the mighty master of the Order.
Cēsis Castle visitors will not only be able to visit the mighty castle ruins and see the medieval kitchen garden, but also meet centuries-old craftsmen in craftsmen's workshops. Under the guidance of the game master of the medieval activity center, you will learn various popular games of skill, strength and mind. Multimedia exhibitions in the castle towers will help you learn about the history of the castle in an interactive way from May to September.
Activities in the castle garden, craftsmen's workshops, multimedia exhibitions in the castle towers are available in the summer season.