Jaunpils Castle - Museum

,,Pils”, Jaunpils, Jaunpils parish, Jaunpils region, LV – 3145, Latvia
Lng: 23.0213769722 , Lat: 56.7306121500

Phone: +371 63107082 , +371 26101458 / info@jaunpilspils.lv
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Jaunpils Castle was built in 1301 as a fortress of the Livonian Order, surrounded by a millpond from three sides and initially inhabited by small troops of knights. Later the Castle was reconstructed by constructing the big guarding tower and other floors.
In 1576 the Castle came in the ownership of Recke family member Tiss von der Recke, yet in the 17th century it was adjusted to the needs of noblemen be arranging luxurious apartments and halls.
Today the Castle belongs to the local government and serves as a place for the House of Culture of Jaunpils, a museum and accommodation. The ancient castle of the knights still surprises its visitors with its profoundness also in excursions and events with medieval characters – the monastic brother Theodor, a keeper of the Castle keys and others. 

Additional information

Opening hours can change, check the latest information at www.jaunpilspils.lv.

Opening time: 10:00 - 20: 00

Entrance fee in Museum: € 1.00 for an adult and € 0.50 for a child.
Guided tour in all castle – starting from € 5.00 per person, booked before by telephone + 371 26101458 or by e-mail info@jaunpilspils.lv.

Tour booking
Tel.: +371 6310 7082
Mobile phone: +371 2610 1458 
Opening time: 10:00 -17:00

The Tavern
Tel.: +371 2833 8860E: krogs@jaunpilspils.lv 
Opening time: 10:00 -20: 00

Medieval festival “Enter in time!”

On August 11, 2018, from 15:00 people of Jaunpils castle invites everyone to the annual medieval festival. This year's theme - "Enter In Time!"
The guests will be entertained by the attractive people of the castle's household leaded by Intendant fon Grāvelštein ( Actor Gints Grāvelis).

In the yard: Tals 'trimeš dances / Knights' fights / Attractive scenes of life / Calendula - ancient dance / Medieval music
In the halls: Writing school / Cinema of life in Jaunpils / Conversations with poetess Maija Laukmane / Storytelling with Latvian narrators / Creating a self-mark / Rotas Bērzkalnes anniversary exhibition  / Book origami / Face painting / Poetry free-lance
In the neighbourhood: Craftsmen and farmers market (for traders to apply on the phone +371 28301408) / Fairy tale characters of the Smile workshop / Workshop "From toys to weapons" / Painting with Aija Princi / Large bubbles / Pet-house / Large format and medieval games / Acorn Coffee Tasting / Flint Gang / Magic of Henn's Painting* / Water Entertainments* / Medieval yard "Niedri Lija"*
At 21:00, romantic moments will be at the LIVE CONCERT. The performers will be singing actresses: Dita Lūriņa – Egliena, Zane Dombrovska, Lelde Dreimane and actor - Mārtiņš Meiers.
At 22:30, there will be the light show of the Duke's Jakobe’s time firework machine and the games of light on the tower. It’s part of festival "Latvian Lap of Honour" - program of events to help visitors discover the different regions of Latvia through their cultural heritage, traditions, historical and contemporary personalities, nature, and achievements.
At 23:00 the celebrations will continue at the GREENERY BALL in the Jaunpils Park stage, where will play favourite Latvian music group “Tērvete”.
Admission: for adults - EUR 8.00, children up to 6 years old (including) - free of charge, starting from 7 years old - 5.00 EUR, only for concert 3.00 EUR (* activity is for separate fee). The entrances of the "Latvian Lap of Honour" and the Greenery ball are free of charge.
Tickets available at www.bilesuserviss.lv outlets.
 More information about the event by phone +371 26101458. Hotel boking by phone +371 29442539.
Night of Legends at manors of Latvia
The traditional Night of Legends is perfect choice for warming up for the Closing Event of travellers` campaign "Visit Baltic Manors - Celebrate Together!". For the 7th time manors, castles and palaces in Latvia invite to enjoy a special atmosphere and exciting events in the Night of Legends. The participants in this night will have a great opportunity to know manors, castles and palaces in a special mood, when history stories tangled with modern life and there will be also a possibility to join activities. The Night of Legends will be celebrated in Latvia on 27th of October.

In more than 30 castle and manor halls, towers, basements, courtyards and parks of  historic houses will take guests to hear reliable and incredible stories, classical and contemporary tunes, shows, housemates and calling for creative manifestations.

In Zemgale region:
Abgunste manor, Durbe castle, Eleja manor Tea house, Jaunauce manor, Jaunpils castle, Kalnsēta manor and park, Lielplatone manor, Lielvircava manor, Staļģene manor, Šlokenbeka manor, Vadakste manor, Vecauces castle, Vilce manor, Zaļā manor, Svitene manor.

In Vidzeme region:Alūksne New castle, Cēsu New castle, Cesvaines castlmanor, Jercēnu manor, Kokmuiža castle complex, Liepupe manor, Puikule manor, Stāmeriena castle, Ungurmuiža manor, Veselava manor, Zvārtava castle.

In Kurzeme region:Dundaga castle, Pelču castle, Padure manor, Spāre manor, The Castle of the Livonian Order in Ventspils.

In Latgale region:Arendole manor, Preiļu castle, Varakļānu castle, Luznava manor.
Night of Legends at Jaunpils castle
At the Jaunpils castle  the Night of Legends starts at 6:00 PM un until 10:00 PM guest will have a possibility for free of charge to join the guided excursion. to see the exhibition of gloves from famous Latvian craft maker Cimdu Jetiņas (gloves). As well as to see the castle`s mill and grain halls. For those who are seeking the joys of autumn delicacies are welcome to visit Jaunpils castle pub (charge fee).
Already from 10:00 PM at the grand hall of Jaunpils castle the big Autumn Dancing party wiht local vocal instrumental ensemble „SIENĀŽI” from Ugāle.

Entrance ticket: pre-sale: 

EUR 5.00 and booking of tables at Jaunpils castle  and MC DUS Jaunpils;
Event day-EUR 7.00,additional information by phone +371 29296334
At the time of the party, a castle pub cafe will treat with snacks and refreshing drinks.

Rest and stay overnight and get a discount of up to 20% for accommodation at the Jaunpils castle hotel, for reservations please take contact: +37129442539.