city in Latvia

Alūksne is a town in the Vidzeme region of Latvia.

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Alūksne station

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Lake Alūksne
  • 1 Lake Alūksne (Alūksnes ezers).
  • 2 Temple Hill (Tempļa kalns). An ancient Latgalian castle mound and bridge.
  • 3 Alūksne Palace Park, Fountains and Museum (Alūksnes pils parks un strūklakas), Pils 74, Alūksne, +371 25665538, +371 64381321, . Different to what tourists may be used to seeing, due to its color. Very picturesque.

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  • 1 Pajumte, 68 Pils Street, Alūksne, +37127811511, .
  • 2 Kafejnīca "Altiņš", Pils iela 29, Alūksne, +371 64322784. Low ratings due to the interior, but sufficient for a solid meal. .

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  • Gulbene – The destination of the narrow gauge railway.
  • Cesvaine – This nearby village is home to the Cesvaine Palace and ruins of medieval castles.
  • Lake Lubānas – In the far southeastern corner of Vidzeme. The largest lake in Latvia by area, but also one of the shallowest ones with average depth just 3 m. A great place for windsurfing and under-ice fishing in winter.
  • Smiltene – Features a manor, some castle ruins, and a watch tower over the surrounding area. Not very interesting, but quite cosy and slightly larger than Valka, and not far from the Pskov highway.
  • Seda – Founded in 1953 in an uninhabited area, it still embodies the pomp of Communist and Stalinist shock-work aka architecture. Nearby a vast man-made peat bogs nature area can be found, and is not to be missed. Both occurrences are historically tied to each other.


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