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History of Karlamuiza Manor
Beautiful surroundings with a distinct terrain, steep sandstone riverbanks, wooded knolls and flower-rich lowlands formed an expressive background for the manor buildings while at the same time highlighting special conditions. The desire and ability of the former owner to unite practical needs with aesthetic pleasure allowed Kārļumuiža to become a well-considered, beautiful and tasteful set of buildings and parks, skillfully placed in the natural landscape, charming not only the inhabitants of the manor but also travellers from the near vicinity and further afield.
The history of Kārļumuiža is a story of the fates of people over three centuries: fates formed by their own wishes and desires, fates dependent on the ruling powers’ political interests and economic cataclysms, but most often fates formed by the interaction of various circumstances. The owners’ economic activities, political careers, and successes and failures furthered the growth, stagnation, or decline of the manor.
Believing that the future of Kārļamuiža is based on respect for its previous achievements, excellence and entrepreneurship, the history of Kārļamuiža continues with forming of the Karlamuiza Country Hotel in the gardeners quarters of the ancient manor. They were built during the ownership of Count Joseph von Koskull in the middle of the 19th century and they were fully renovated in 2006.