Alūksnes Castle Island
Alūksne Castle Islandis one of four islands wrapped in legends and stories in Alūksnes Lake, which is a favorite place for recreation, relaxation and free time for Alūksnes residents and guests of the city.
Especially in the summer season, Castle Island is a place to be together with a complex leisure offer – preserved and restored cultural history, opportunities for sports activities, lazy sunbathing on the beach, activities on the water, a meal with picturesque views.
On Alūksne Castle Island, which keeps ancient secrets and tales through the centuries, the castle built by the Livonian Order Castle Ruins, which belonged to the Swedes, Poles, and Russians, stands proudly and stubbornly. The renovated South Tower is illuminated in colors in the evening hours, while during the day, Wednesday-Sunday, visitors are invited to the light and sound adventure“MARIENBURG the eighth brother”.
Get to know the allure of the lake, the beauty of the islands and the cultural history by taking a trip byRaft “Kaija” or Ship “Marienburg”, trip that leaves directly from Castle Island (you must book a trip by phone in advance).For lovers of active recreation on the water,it is possible to go out with SUP boards, rowing boats, water bikes, kayaks. For lovers of sharper emotions- with a speedboat and a bladder.
Next to the children’s playground, adapted for children of different ages, there is a well-equipped swimming area in the lake! A design building has been built next to it Lake Aluksne is managed by the Municipality Agency “ALJA”, as well as summer cafe “Sala” – a place where kids can enjoy a refreshing milkshake, parents — Alūksne special cocktail– especially aromatic and full of Alūksne flavors… and have you heard about Alūksne profitroļi? Ask, rate and taste them too!
For sports enthusiasts, Alūksne Castle island offers quality courts for beach-volleyball, basketball and football sports. Alūksne Pilssala stadium with a running track is also available to anyone who wants to play sports, as well as an outdoor gym area with pull-up and push-up bars, parallel bars and abdominal press benches.
The walks will take you to Tempļakalna Street Pedestrian Bridge, which in the first 15 minutes of each hour will provide musical pleasure for soul, enriching the atmosphere in the evening hours with a magnificent play of lights in the reflection of the lake!
For lovers of more intense sensations – in Temple hill park, next to theAlūksnes Sightseeing Tower, there is zip-line “ZZZIPPP” vailable across the Alūksnes lake, which will bring you back to the Alūksne Castle island.