Daugavpils Fortress that was founded in the 19th century is a unique cultural and historical monument of national importance. The Daugavpils Fortress is the last bastion type fortress built in the world that has been preserved without significant changes.
It will be possible to find out interesting facts from the history of the fortress during a 45-minute tour, for example, the facts about the fortress development path, the famous battle of the garrison against Napoleon’s army in the early 19th century and many other. Moreover, you will look at historical buildings of the fortress, learn about their original purpose and how they are used nowadays, as well as know more about the further plans for development of the fortress.
During the tour you will be able to find out where is the largest money box in Latvia (almost a two- hundred-year-old water tank), see military uniforms representing different time periods and try on some historical hats. It will be possible to try the phone of the 19th century in Nicholas Gate, listen to the legend about the “Ghost of the fortress”, and from the height of the main rampart enjoy the surrounding cultural and historical landscape.
An exciting and interesting guided tour that will not leave anyone indifferent. Suitable for groups of different age categories.
|Route and main viewing objects||* The former water-lifting building, and today – Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre
* Nicholas Gate and wooden bridge
* The open-air art work “Ghost of the Fortress”
* Provisions magazine building
* Main rampart
|Languages||Latvian, Russian, English|
|To order guided tours please contact||Guided tours by prior agreement. In order to book a tour information about the date/time of the tour, as well as the number of people in a group is required:
* Daugavpils Tourist Information Centre, 22a Rīgas Street, phone: +371 654 22818, +371 2644810, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
* Daugavpils Fortress Culture and Information Centre, 5 Nikolaja Street, phone: +371 654 24043, +371 28686331, e-mail: email@example.com.