No 50153
Self drive tour
Self drive tour Independent travel Latvia

Fruit gardens and regional authenticity

Daugavpils – Birķeneļi – Ilūkste – Dviete – Kaldabruņa – Aknīste

  • Tree nursery "Sēlija" (Lauces parish) visit and the enthusiastic narrative of the owner of Mendrik's apple tree breeding. Excursion around the apple orchards, apple warehouses and production workshops. Visitors can enjoy apple juice and listen to wine makers life's stories while drinking a glass of wine.
  • Rainis house in Berķenele - This is the homestead where the distinguished Latvian author and social activist Rainis (1865-1929) spent his childhood.  He wrote about his childhood impressions in a compendium of poems, Five Sketch Notebooks from Dagda. The home offers tours, creative workshops, exhibitions, etc.

  • At the house of the painter Paula Sukatnieka "Apsites" you are invited to get acquainted with the numerous collections and talents of P. Sukatnieks, to get acquainted with the secrets of growing grapes, look at garden plants in the summer, taste various varieties of grapes and to attend events.

  • Kaldabruņa is a unique place for art in Latvia - the Shed art gallery. The Hay Museum and the story of about it all is also interesting.

  • The romantic dendrological landscape park of the Asare Manor was built in the 18th century, and extended in the second part of 19th century. There are many interesting shrubs and tree species in the park: Siberian halibut, European larch, duglasia, chopped white whales, Swedlera maples, shrubberries, various herbs. In ''Liepu aleja'' - 2 veteran trees. In the Temple Hill restored gazebo - nobleman tea drinking place with view of the castle.
Distance driving 103 km