Vecdole Castle Ruins

Salaspils, Latvia

Vecdole Castle (Schloss Alt-Dahlen) was built in the early 13th century (before 1226 when it was first time mentioned). It was built as a vassal castle for the arcbishop of Riga and destroyed already in 1298. Today only ruins remain.



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Founded: ca. 1226
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Latvia
Historical period: State of the Teutonic Order (Latvia)


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suraiya iqbal (3 years ago)
Calm and beautiful place to spend with family
Pedro de Sousa (3 years ago)
A leisure place to be able to walk, bike, ski, etc. But feeling the racing charisma of this racing circuit. I loved every minute on the track. ???
Giovanni Marcolongo (3 years ago)
I suggest to arrive to Salaspils Memorials by walking. Isn't far from the the train station and the atmosphere there is magic! The entrance for the park is free, for the museum I suggest to check on the website.
Valdis Saules (4 years ago)
Everyone should visit here and reflect on the past
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