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Jacob's Road

Dobele - Jaunpils - Kandava - Sabile

Tourist attractions

  • Dobele - Dobele name in historical sources for the first time is mentioned in1254. Dobele was one of the most fortified Semigallian places; therefore from 1279 until 1289 it survived six attacks by German crusaders.
  • The Jaunpils Castle -  Jaunpils is a castle which crusaders built in 1301, and its ancient appearance has remained in place to the present day.
  • Pure's chocolate museum - The museum offers information about the history of chocolate, allowing you to learn all about the process, from raw materials to finished products.
  • Kandava - Kandava is first mentioned in the articles in 1230. In 1253 the Livonian Order built a stone castle at the upper part of Abava valley shore.
  • The Gunpowder Tower - The square structure with walls that are nearly two metres thick became known as the Gunpowder Tower during the rule of Duke Jacob.
  • The Buse Castle Hill - The Buse (Matkule) castle hill is next to the Imula River.  The hill and the opposite bank of the river offer one of the loveliest views of small rivers in Kurzeme.
  • The Drubazi trail - This path is found on the right bank of the ancient Abava river valley. The visitor will be able to view places where underground streams create wetlands, various kinds of meadows, a stand of juniper bushes, etc.
  • The Wine Hill of Sabile - The hill offers an excellent view of the small town that is on the banks of the ancient Abava River Valley.
Accommodations Taverns
Distance driving 100 km

You can visit four or five of the destinations today. Register in advance for a guide who will lead you down the Drubazi trail. That will take an hour or hour-and-a-half.