Virkas manor (Firckshof)

Virkas iela 27, Kuldīga, LV-3301, Latvia
Lng: 21.962312 , Lat: 56.980507

Contact person: Inga Trumsiņa
Phone: +37128657664 / inga.trumsina@apollo.lv
www.hotelvirka.lv
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Description

Firckshof The manor house of Virka and the city reagon has got it’s name by Latvianizing the name of German baron Firks family’s holding - Friehof, Firchshof (Latvian- Werkes, Wirkes), which is actually the land and the manor house owned by the Firks. The first owner Jirgen fon Firks received the land as a fief from the Kuldīga’s commandry of the Livonian order in the year 1494. The name of the architect of the manor house is unknown so people can only guess whether the builders were influenced from the 19th century urgent wooden architecture in Switzerland or they just wanted to create a romantic house decorated with wood-engravings for a beloved woman. Travellers are still able to get shelter and can refresh in the manor house of Virka. From 2016 here was Boutique Hotel Virkas muiža.

Additional information

Hotel Virkas Manor is open all year. The guest registration is available 24 hours.
OPEN DOORS DAYS - OPENING EVENT OF THE TRAVEL CAMPAIGN
Latvia

Within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, the Open Doors Days will take place for the first time in castles, palaces and manors of Latvia, allowing everyone interested to explore historical buildings from a new point of view. Latvian and European castles and manors are 
unique historical, cultural and artistic objects. Many of them have turned to their neighbourhoods’ main centres for tourism, culture and public life.
 
The Latvian Association of Castles, Palaces and Manors and the Latvian Association of Private Historical Buildings, following the initiative of the European Historic Houses Association   invite to visit Latvia's unique cultural heritage sites – castles, palaces and manors.
 
During the Open Doors Days visitors will have the opportunity to visit 37 Latvian historical buildings and to be acquainted with their important role in the past and diverse use in nowadays.  Concerts and exhibitions will also be organised in several sites. 
 
Young people, in turn, are invited to participate in the exciting contest “My Business Plan for the Latvian Castle, Palace or Manor” and to win the opportunity for the class to hold a party in one of the Latvian castles or manors. 
 
Within the Open Door Days on May 24-25  the following 25 members of the Latvian Association of Castles, Palaces and Manors – participants of the Baltic travel campaign  “Visit Baltic Manors - Celebrate Together!” are launching the travel campaign in Latvia:
 
 
Name of manor, castle or palace E-mail address
1. Alūksnes Jaunā pils muzejs.info@aluksne.lv
2. Berķenes muiža berkenesmuiza@gmail.com
3. Blankenfeldes muiža bmuiza@inbox.lv
4. Cēsu pils komplekss anita.abeltina@cesis.lv
5. Dikļu Pils pils@diklupils.lv
6. Dundagas pils tic@dundaga.lv
7. Durbes pils santa.silava@tukumamuzejs.lv
8. Jaunauces pils inguna.balcere@inbox.lv
9. Jaunmoku pils muzejs@jaunmokupils.lv
10. Krāslavas muiža inara.dzalbe@kraslava.lv
11. Kokmuižas pils komplekss toms.treimanis@kocenunovads.lv
12. Lielplatones muiža inguna.pranka@jelgavas novads.lv
13. Litenes muiža litenes.pagasts@gulbene.lv
14. Lizuma muiža novadpetniecibasmuzejs@gmail.com
15. Lūznavas muiža iveta.balcune@rezeknesnovads.lv
16. Padures muiža info@paduremanor.com
17. Preiļu muižas komplekss un parks iveta.snepste@preili.lv
18. Smuku muiža julija@smukumuiza.lv
19. Ungurmuiža info@ungurmuiza.lv
20. Vadakstes muiža grozenberga32@gmail.com
21. Varakļānu muižas pils varaklanupils@inbox.lv
22. Vecauces pils vecaucespils@gmail.com
23. Veselavas muiža emerita2@inbox.lv
24. Virkas muiža inga.trumsina@apollo.lv
25. Zaļā (Zaļenieku) muiža barkovska.valija@gmail.com