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Located near Bauska castle
New container!Replaced - July 12, 2012
In: TB,logbook, pencil and some small stuff.
From March till May, due to high river level,cache may be inaccessible.
In case high river level, may be required little more difficult climbing.
The castle surrounded by a picturesque scenery is located in the territory of Bauska town, on the land strip between the rivers Musa and Memele, not far from the place where the rivers meet to form the river Lielupe. The Bauska castle complex consists of two parts. The oldest of them – Livonia Order Castle – was built in the middle of the 15th century, but only ruins have remained up to nowadays. While the newest – residence for the Duke of Kurzeme (Courland) – was built at the end of the 16th century.
The Bauska Castle represents an example of military architecture in the period from 15th to 17th century. Its oldest part is the only Livonian Order fortress built especially for the use of firearms, but the newest part – a residential castle fortified with bastions, protective walls and earthen ramparts.
The building is the only partially preserved residence of Dukes of Kurzeme (Courland) and Zemgale (Semigallia), the Kettlers, as well as the only architectural monument in Latvia illustrating the expressions in art of Mannerism castle architecture and applied and decorative art in the Duchy of Courland.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum