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Bīriņu pils

The romantic surroundings of the Bīriņu castle is adorned with a number of parks, which impress with their magnificent landscapes, surrounded by recreational areas and legendary places.

Nature trails of the Bīriņu castle trails, which cover 50 hectares, will lead you through the varied landscapes - first from birch groves in the valley to the old spruce stand, then from the dark low-lime alley to the light-filled pine trees on a hill. The road continues, leading to hazel riprap as far as the large meadows with meadowsweet sea, intoxicating gryllotalpas' song and beaver dams on the river.

In the parks of the Bīriņu castle there are many ancient trees, colourful tree alleys and gazebos. Old linden branches hanging to the ground create a special atmosphere, as well as voluminous pine trees, whose bark resembles crocodile skin, and dendrological plantings.

Near the castle lake there is the Regular park, which leads to an elegant gazebo located on the shore of the Bīriņu lake. This is a popular marriage venue.

In Priežkalni park, which is one of the oldest parks in Bīriņi, you can see the manor tomb built on a mountain, meanwhile Mežaparks homes the romantic Love Island, Alberta ponds and Eņģeļkalns.

Lovers go for a walk to the famous oak, located in the Ainavu park, in order to hang love bells onto the branches. Many believe that this ritual gives couples a special blessing.

 

Admission fee

  • Entrance to the territory of the castle – 2.00 EUR/per person (November-April), 2.50 EUR/per person (May-October)
  • Entrance to the territory of the castle for children from 7 to 14 years, seniors 70+ and disabled people – 1.50 EUR/per person
  • Entrance to the territory of the castle together with family members for children under seven years of age – free of charge
  • Entrance to the territory of the castle and a tour of the castle and castle's big tower – 3.50 EUR/per person
  • Having paid for a meal in the Bīriņu castle restaurant or Dzirnavu ethnic cafe more than 9.00 EUR, the entrance ticket fee is returned
  • Admission fee does not include guide services

Payment method

  • Cash
  • Bank card
  • Bank transfer

 

Facts

  • When entering the Bīriņu castle area, the road leads across the locks, which separate the Bīriņu lake and the Dzirnezeru lake
  • Regular park is located between Bīriņu lake and the Bīriņu Castle
  • Priežkalni park was created in the 18th century, while the family's vault was built at the beginning of the 19th century
  • Mežaparks was built in the 19th century by August von Pistelkorss, devoting it to his beloved wife, Emily von Herder
  • Ainavu Park is located in the territory of the stables and the Gardener's house near the hotel. There are the largest dendrological plantings
  • Bīriņu building is a national architectural monument
  • To see the parks, you can go for a walk, ride a boat or go by bicycle. In snowy winter sleigh rides are offered
  • Children are happy to go to the horse stables, meeting ponies, goats and rabbit

Additional services


For your convenience

  • Free parking at the entrance to the territory of the Bīriņu castle. Paid parking in the territory of the castle. Fee – 1.50 EUR per day
  • WC
  • Free picnic area (the picnic area must be paid only in case of reservation)
  • Wireless Internet connection (Wi-Fi)

 



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