Ikšķile County is a quiet area in the right bank of the Daugava River, it is one of the oldest mentioned places in Latvia.
Today travelers are fascinated by its calmness and historical breath, and though Riga is only 28 km away, the remoteness from the hustle and rush of the capital city can be felt in Ikšķile. Ikšķile is one of the most prestigious residences in the outskirts of Riga, which is conspicuous for its clean environment, active cultural life and a fast-growing development of county in various fields.
Basically, Ikšķile is the first place in the territory of Latvia that is described in the historical literature, namely, in the Chronicle of Indriķis, which was completed in 1227. In 1185 in Ikšķile was built the first stone building in the Baltic's - chapel or church of the Bishop of Livonia, which ruins on the island in the Daugava River is preserved still today and every guests of the city and passing tourists are visiting it.
One of the newest tourism objects are Cultural Heritage Center of Ikšķile County "Manor of Tīnūži" which offers an extensive main exposition telling about one of the most legendary Latvian riflemen fights in the First World War - the fight at River of Mazā Jugla. In museum can be viewed photos from the events of that time, weapons, uniforms, and various other items that were found in battlefields of Mazā Jugla River. Also large reconstructions of the battles are organized there.
Now the popularity in Latvia and outside its borders has gained resident of Ikšķile - Linards Liberts, who has a rage for getting a birch sap in spring and now offers not only the fresh birch sap, but also birch sap syrup, a variety of wines, champagne and even birch sap spirit. All interested persons are welcomed in the world of the birch sap in the cellar of Linards Liberts, where he will tell you what can be extracted from birch and its juice.
Also recreational opportunities in the county are broad, they can be enjoyed in one of the Latvian bathes, guest houses and recreation centers. In winter, it may be downhill skiing in "Lejaskalni", but in the summer - passionate pleasures of water in one of the water recreation centers of Ikšķile. "Water attractions" will offer you an unforgettable and very unusual recreation on the water, but water recreation and sport center of Ikšķile will take you on the St. Meinards Island, Death Island, or to the mysterious Island of Love, in any time.
More information about these and other offers can be found in
Website of Ogre and Ikšķile Tourism Development Agency www.latvijascentrs.lv
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Ikšķile, Birzes iela 33a, LV-5052
Phone: +371 65027221, +371 26652148
Worktime: (01.05 - 30.09) – Ot – Pie : 08:30 – 17:00, Se: 10:00 – 18:00, Sv,Pir – brīvs (01.10 – 30.04) – Pir – Pie: 08:30 – 17:00, Se, Sv – brīvs
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