Karlamuiza Country Hotel

Hidden in Noble Silence


Karlamuiza is 11 km away from Ligatne. Both Augsligatne and Ligatne are great places for active recreation and entertainment. Vienkoci park and its Wood Craft Museum as well as Spoon Workshop are all worth a visit.

Families with kids will love the Safari Park More wildlife garden, which has more than 300 animals, including red deer, fallow deer, and a variety of birds. The Zeit Cultural Entertainment Centre offers plenty of activities for children, including a playroom with a high-quality net park and net mazes that are 4-7m tall.

The city's visitors are encouraged to take a trip to the Ligatne Ferry crossing the Gauja. The only ferry of its kind to be powered by river current in Latvia and Baltics. It is listed as a national monument of technical history. The ferry was built by joining two steel boats and a plank-decked boat. A cable across the river stops the ferry from being carried along by the current. The ferry was constructed on the site where a bridge that had been destroyed during World War II to allow workers and schoolchildren to access Ligatne.


Ligatne nature trails

The Ligatne nature trails are located along the Gauja river, in an area of wooded ravines. The trails offer visitors the chance to observe wild animals in Latvia, including red deer and roe-deer, wild boars, bears, black foxes, and lynxes in open-air aviaries.

The park has several footpaths that are 5 km long and of varying difficulty. There are sections of wooden stairs and dirt or gravel surfaces on the trails. The 22-metre observation tower offers visitors a wonderful view of the surrounding nature. The trails take between 2 and 3 hours to walk.

Please, download a free map of Ligatne nature trails for hiking.

Working hours

Working hours during the winter season (from 1st of January - 31st of March):

  •     9:00-16:00 on working days
  •     9:00-17:00 on weekends and holidays

Working hours in the summer season (from 1st of April - 31st of October):

  • 9:00-18:00 on working days
  • 9:00-19:00 on weekends and holidays

Working hours during the winter season (from 1st of November - 31st of December):

        9:00-16:00 on working days and weekends and holidays

Entry price

on working days:

  •     School children – 1.40 €,
  •     Students and pensioners – 2.10 €
  •     Adults – 3.60 €
  •     Families with children – 20% discount

Weekends and holidays:

  •     School children – 2.10 €,
  •     Students and pensioners – 2.80 €
  •     Adults – 4.30 €
  •     Families with children – 20% discount

Guide services:
For foreign language groups – 48.00 € (if the number of people in the group exceeds 30 – 60.50 €)
Entry free of charge:

  •     Pre-school age children;
  •     Families with many children;
  •     Students of various special education classes;
  •     Orphans and children left without the care of their parents;
  •     Pupils of crises centres and boarding schools;
  •     Pupils of psycho-social rehabilitation centres;
  •     Disabled persons until 18 years of age;
  •     Persons with 1st or 2nd group disability;
  •     Chaperones accompanying disabled persons (younger than 18 years) or persons with 1st or 2nd group disability;
  •     Politically repressed persons;
  •     Group leaders, if there are more than 15 members of the group.

Free of charge visit is available after presenting a document that confirms the status of the person!

It is possible to use electronic payment cards for payment at Ligatne nature trails!

Excursions with guides in Latvian, English, Russian and German languages must be booked in advance.
Contacts: Gauja National Park Information centre “Ligatne nature trails”

Address: Ligatne nature trails, Ligatne parish, LV – 4108
Phone: +371 64153313, +371 28328800