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Berkenele (Birkeneli) Lutheran Church

  • Berkenele (Birkeneli) Lutheran Church
  • Berkenele (Birkeneli) Lutheran Church
  • Berkenele (Birkeneli) Lutheran Church
  • Berkenele (Birkeneli) Lutheran Church
Address
Birkineli, Kalkune parish, Daugavpils district (Birkineļi, Kalkūnes pagasts, Daugavpils novads)
GPS: 55.8190383 , 26.45418649999999
Phone
+371 29272200
Email
berkenele@inbox.lv

Located near the memorial house of Latvian poet Janis Rainis. The church was built in 1830, but since the Soviets seized the church, it does not work for many decades. Its steeple is decorated with the ornamental weathercock – the oldest in Latgale (1649). There is a tomb of Rainis’s German language teacher Bazener near the Lutheran Church. On the right side from Bazener’s tomb is a cemetery place of Birkineli ex – landlord, baron von Hamilkar fon Felkerzam.