Vecauce Castle

Auces novads, Akadēmijas iela 11, LV-3708, Latvia
Lng: 22.8866175028 , Lat: 56.4686067889

Contact person: Inese Kaminska, Vecauces pils pārvaldniece
Phone: , +371 29195959
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Vecauce Castle is located in Zemgale, Auce region, Vecauce municipality. Vecauce Castle is an arhitectural monument of National significance and was built from 1843 in neo-gothic style after the design of German architect Friedrich August Stieler for the Count Johann Friedrich Carl von Medem. It is surrounded by a well-kept landscape park from the 19 th century. The 30 m high gothic tower is the highest point in Auce. In 1920, a training and reseach farm for agricultural students of the University of Latvia was founded there. Today Vecauce castle is tourism and cultural center. In the castle can be rented premises for different events. Guests offer to visit castle history exposure and personal exhibition of a photographer Gunars Janaitis.

Additional information

Vecauce Castle is open to visitors:
From 1st September to 31th May:
Working days at 10:00 - 16:00
Saturdays, Sundays closed 
From 1 June to 31 August:
Mondays - Thursdays from 10:00 - 18:00
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 10:00 - 17:00 *
* if there is no private/closed event in the castle.
For visits on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, please take contact with us! (Mob. t.: +371 29195959)

Vecauce Castle closed for visitors :
1., 2., 23., 24., 29.,30  June
13., 14.,15.,  20., 21.  July
4., 5., 11., 12., 18., 19., 25., 26. August
1., 2., 8., 9., September
Entry fees:  adults 1.50 Euro, reduced 1 Euro

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
2. Berķenes muiža
3. Blankenfeldes muiža
4. Cēsu pils komplekss
5. Dikļu Pils
6. Dundagas pils
7. Durbes pils
8. Jaunauces pils
9. Jaunmoku pils
10. Krāslavas muiža
11. Kokmuižas pils komplekss
12. Lielplatones muiža inguna.pranka@jelgavas
13. Litenes muiža
14. Lizuma muiža
15. Lūznavas muiža
16. Padures muiža
17. Preiļu muižas komplekss un parks
18. Smuku muiža
19. Ungurmuiža
20. Vadakstes muiža
21. Varakļānu muižas pils
22. Vecauces pils
23. Veselavas muiža
24. Virkas muiža
25. Zaļā (Zaļenieku) muiža
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 Vecauce castle
The Night of Legends at Vecauce castle will start already at 4:00 PM. Guest are welcome to enjoy the muscial choir performances by famous Latvian choirs.
In concert you will hear Latvian choir  legends - the VIP members of the 2018 TV game: University of Latvia men`s choir “Dziedonis”Artistic conductor Uldis Kokars
Riga Technical University men`s choir “Gaudeamus”Artistic conductor Ivars Cinkuss
Roja culture centre, women`s choir “Kalva”Artistic conductor Jolanta Rauga
Dobele city culture house women`s choir “Vizma”Artistic conductor Vizma ZandersoneThe estimated time of the concret 1,5 h. Entrance ifs for freeVecauce castle will be opened for it`s visitors starting from  3:30 PM until 6:00 PM. 
Concert is organized with help of Latvian Agriculture University household „Vecauce” in cooperation with association„Vecauces muiža” and womens choir „Vizma”.
Contactpersons: Inese Kaminska tel. + 37129195959, Vizma Zandersone tel. +371 29504149