Dundaga Castle
Excursions in Dundaga Castle should be booked at the Tourist Information Centre in Dundaga Castle.

Opening hours:

From May 15 to October 15
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Sat, Sun: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

From October 15 to May 15
Only on weekdays, with advance notice at least one day in advance!

Excursion in the Castle:  3.00 € for adults, 0.85 € for school-children and persons with disabilities.

Dundaga Castle is biggest in the Northern Kurzeme and it is well preserved. Riga Dome Chapter of Priests started building it in the middle of the 13th century, in 1434 it was bought by Kurzeme Bishop and from the 16th to the 20th century it was owned by the Maydell and Osten-Sackeni families. The Castle burned down twice and was rebuilt several times, the last of them being in 1905 after it was burned down. Many legends are related with the Castle, the most popular of them being about the Green Maiden.

Nowadays, Dundaga Castle is the venue for celebrations, wedding parties, excursions, convenient and cheap accommodation and unused opportunities and discoveries. The Arts and Music School is also located in the Castle.

In one of the exposition rooms, the gallery of the former owners of the Castle can be seen, as well as a small exhibition with photos and drawings describing various stages of the construction of the Castle.

On the first floor of the Castle the permanent exhibition «Crocodiles Nest» was opened in 2008. It is about the popular countryman who used to be a crocodile hunter and an opal digger in Australia, Arvīds Blūmentāls (1925 – 2006). He was also the prototype for the movie «Crocodile Dandy» which is more popular globally under the name of Crocodile Harry. In addition to that - just there a meeting with almost real crocodiles.

In cooperation with the Latvian Medal Art Club — the only permanent exposition of medals in Latvia. The permanent exposition of the collections of medal artists in the halls of Dundaga Castle was established in 2008. There are works by Jānis Strupulis, Jānis Mikāns, Vija Mikāne (1937-2004), Antra Urtāne, Inese Nātriņa and other artists, as well as gifts presented to the authors by foreign artists.

Accommodation is also available at Dundaga Castle.

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