Dinaburg trail goes up and down to finally reach steep bank of the river Daugava, where Naujene (Vecpils) mound is located. By the way, this place is considered to be the founding site of Daugavpils. The ruins of the castle have been preserved, with the unique open-air model of the Dinaburg Castle. The object is located in the territory of Daugavas Loki Nature Park.
Trail offers a great opportunity to experience the knights’ environment – bridges, springs, steep slopes, narrow paths, a true medieval spirit and magnificent nature. At the foot of the castle mound has been an old settlement. On the way back, after crossing the bridge, you will reach the place of the former Vecpils Cemetery marked by three white crosses.
The trail is about 1 km long. In 2016, the trail was restored. Upon climbing up and down (the total length of the stairs is over 300 meters!), You can take a breath and take a meal at the recreation area “Knights’ glade”, located near by.
Excursion offer “The Stone Dinaburg Livonian Order’s Castle”
Naujenes novadpētniecības muzejs, +371 65471321, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.naujenesmuzejs.lv
Preliminary reservation is obligatory!
This excursion introduces Vecpils Hillfort – the place where Dinaburg (Daugavpils) was founded; it is possible to walk by the nature path to the ruins and the model of the Dinaburg Castle, after the excursion – have a rest on the “Knights’ Glide” (“Bruņinieku laukums”) – equipped outdoor rest place.
Guide services – 7.00 € for a group from 1 to 35 persons