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Bīriņi Castle
Bīriņi Castle

On the hill near the lake, the Bīriņi castle, built in 1860 by fon Pistolkors family, rises.

It is a romantic place created with love, surrounded by a picturesque park, lakes and manor houses with a hotel, restaurant, premises for weddings and seminars. Various saunas, forest walking trails, horse riding, cycling and boating are meant to improve your health.

Address Bīriņi, Vidrižu parish
Coordinates 57.243822   24.659577
Phone +371 64024033; +371 29416661

From November to April

1,50 EUR/ per person. Entrance in the territory without castle visit

3,50 EUR/ per person. Entrance in the territory with castle visit.

From May to October

2,00 EUR/ per person. Entrance in the territory without castle visit

4,00 EUR per person. Entrance in the territory with castle visit

Guided tours in the castle 10.00 EUR

Guided tours along the territory including Mill museum 21.00 EUR

Additional information about prices can be found here


Due to private events, the Castle visit may be limited,

so we encourage you to book your excursions in advance


Next to the castle, in the gardener's house, a hotel invites you to relax from the city rush and enjoy the romantic surroundings of the castle. The landscape park is small and surrounds the castle from horse stables to the Gardener's home hotel. On the side of it there is the Birds' Garden, but in the middle of the park there is an oak of Love, in the branches of which the bells of Love ring, donated by Newly-Weds.


Along the wide stone stairs we reach gazebo on the shore of the lake. So many of the castle's guests here have captured themselves in the photos, and the newly-weds have promised each other everlasting love on their wedding day!


The Watermill road along the Dzirnavu lake leads to the old Watermill, where the Museum of Ancient Things with a pub in the summer season cosy coexists.

While sipping a cocktail on the wooden terrace in the lake, you will be able to see how the fish swallows up each lump.


In winter time we invite you to "lēze" - ancient merry-go-round on the lake.

If you apply in advance, you will be met by campfire, hot tea and sauna.


Bīriņi castle is built after architect F.V. Hese's project. It is the most impressive semi-circular building in Latvian palace architecture. The common architectural solution of the house is attributed to neo-Gothic, but the window boxes play a significant role in the overall image of the castle - characteristic of the semicircle style. Thus Bīriņi castle stylistically can be viewed as a unique merging of two styles. It has also earned the recognition of contemporaries and is nowadays regarded as an example of an unusual architectural thinking. The building was rich in decor - sculptures, mouldings which were lost during World War I.


The castle retains its neo-renaissance interior decoration - the entrance hall with double-sided wooden staircase, dining room with cassette-wood ceilings and glazed tile stoves.


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