Bauska Castle

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Bauska Castle, 2015
Inner courtyard, 2015
Bauska ruins

Bauske Castle / Bauska (Latvian Bauskas Pils ) is the name of a complex of a castle ruin and a Renaissance castle in the Latvian town of Bauska (German Bauske).

The imposing complex, built by the Livonian Order , is located between the Mūša and Mēmele rivers on the edge of the city center. The first constructions of Bauske Castle date from the period between 1443 and 1456. After the end of the order in 1562, a residence for the Duke of Courland was built on the grounds of the outer bailey. During the Northern War , the castle and palace were blown up by Russian troops in 1705.

The castle is constantly being restored and repaired. The ruin can be visited daily in the summer months, other parts are accessible as part of guided tours. There is a viewing platform on the tower.

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Commons : Bauska Castle  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 56 ° 24 ′ 13 ″  N , 24 ° 10 ′ 25 ″  E