Blankenfelde Manor

Blankenfelde, Latvia

The first written record of the Blankenfelde manor dates from 1689 when the owner was Ernst von Medem. The estate changed owners several times and was part of the von Hahnide family from 1840 until 1920. Between 1804 and 1805 the manor belonged to the Russian imperial house of Andreas von Königfelsile. Louis XVIII, King of France, lived in Blankenfelde manor for a while when he was in exile.

The complex structure of the manor dates from the mid 18th century, and the main building erected in 1743 has a 19th-century English-style park. There are currently ideas for the exploration of the estate in the concept of private ownership and tourism. The renovation work of the main building is now underway. Blankenfelde estate flower garden is part of the spring tulbifestivale.

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Founded: 1743
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Latvia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Latvia)

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Jānis Boža (19 months ago)
Vieta skaista,tikai saimnieks varēja būt jaukāks
PRESTIGIOM prestigiom (2 years ago)
Saistošs stāstījums par muižu,radoša darbošanās zvanu muzejā,zvaniņa apgleznošana,pastaiga pa parku pārvarot šķēršļu tiltiņus.Iespējams nodegustēt vietējo firmas produkcīju.
Lauma Mensone (2 years ago)
Blankenfeldes muižā man patika tikai zvanu muzejs. Diemžēl, var redzēt, ka īpašumā netieka nekas daudz investēts. Bijam vienā no muižas mājām, tur ķirmji jau bija sākuši ēst grīdu :( Ir iespējams tikt pie vīna degustācija, kas man tā ne visai garšja (gaumes lieta), bet plūškoka ziedu sīrups ar piparmētru bija labs... Vasarā tur noteikti ir forši uz parku aizbraukt - tur bērniem ir vairāka atrakcijas un laukumiņi pa kuriem izskraidīties
Kaspars Balodis (2 years ago)
Blankemfeldes muižas vēsture. Muižas ēkas celtas 18. gadsimta vidū, pašreizējo izskatu ieguvušas 19. gadsimta sākumā. Pirmo reizi Blankemfeldes muiža pieminēta 1462. gadā 6. martā, kad zemi Vācu ordeņa mestrs Johans fon Mengele izlēņoja Klausam fon Medemam. 1993. gadā Blankemfeldes muižu nopirka pēdējo muižas vācu īpašnieku Hānu mazmeita Adīna fon Bernevica, kurā līdz 2007. gadam ieguldīja darbu muižas atjaunošanā. Kopš 2007. gada īpašnieks ir Valdis Jākabsons.
Lud Krastins (2 years ago)
Unfortunately an isolated location but worth a visit. Contains an excellent bell museum with a large number of different bells.
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