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You are welcome to visit other sights of historical importance near Daugmale castle mound

Nāves sala (Death Island)


Nāves sala is about 2 km2 large, gently sloping elevation on the left bank of Daugava. The island is encompassed by Daugava on the west, north and east, while on the south there is a small affluent stream of Daugava. German gas attack on the September 25th, 1916 was the first and biggest of the sort during the First World War in Latvia. On July 27th, 1924 the President of the Republic of Latvia Jānis Čakste unveiled the monument for the defenders of the Nāves sala. After the building of Rīga HES, the small peninsula has turned into an island.

Daugmales Jāņa bee honey

Daugmales bišu Jānis

Daugmales Jāņa bee honey has been entered into several contests in Latvia and his ambrosia has received international praise. To date Jānis is working with over 300 beehives, that gather up to 20 different types of honey, which is the bases of many valuable bee products. Jānis will invite you to see not only his bee garden, but also the Pampāļu podi pottery.

Location  - „Dorītes”, Daugmale municipality, Rīga region, Jānis Sulutaurs, T. 29494234, Fax./phone: 67702127, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,

Horse riding at "Strigi"

JKS Strigi

Horse riding in riding area and terrain, carriage riding for children, training for children and adults. Working hours: from 10:00 every day.

Location – „Urgas”, Daugmale municiplaity, Ķekava district, T: 26329992, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Home zoo "Mežavairogi"

A place for tasting honey with bears and having a look at all kinds of animals – wolves, foxes, polecats, goats, pigs, wild boars, ducks, geese, chickens, rabbits, horses, cows and many more. Some can be fed, some can be cuddled and some can only been seen. A perfect place for families and friends with the real rural feel. Come and see our bear ladies – Māra and Laima – and two feisty bear boys from Līgatne – Puika and Miks. Also educational excursions available.

Location - Mežavairogi, Bērzmente, 2nd km of Daugmales (A5) highway, T. 26479144, 29139149, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,

Ancient holy mound - Jāņi hill

At the bank of Latvian holy river Daugava, in Daugmale, there is a small mound called Jāņi hill. During the First World War, it has seen bitter fighting. Several trees have been planted here in 1937 to commemorate the heroic soldiers who did not spare their own lives to follow their duty. At the top of the hill there is a stone foundation for building fires during the Midsummer festival. In 1994 a monument for the power of spirit and for freedom by Tālivaldis Muzikants was set on this foundation.

Location - 1,5 km North from the 8th km of P85 highway

Secular oaks

Near Daugmale castle mound one can found Raģi secular oaks, some up to 6-6,95m thick.

Location - Rīgas reg., Daugmale mun., near Bajāri, Raģi, Rīga HES, north from Raģi house at the bank of Daugava

Information for the visitors:

  • From June 1 to June 22, 2012, children up to age of 11 are allowed to visit the swimming pool for free under adult supervision. The age of the child must be confirmed with a document (student card, birth certificate etc.); the adult should pay full entrance fee. More information: or +371 20260526


  • Ikšķile recreation and sport centre offers and organizes boat ride, which includes visiting Nāves sala (Death Island). It is possible to visit Nāves sala on various types of boats, starting from a small rowing boat to 50-seat raft. The rout includes such locations as Daugamale castle mound, the romantic Mīlestības island (Island of Love), Meinards island, as well as Ķegums and Rīga HES. It is possible to include several routs in one trip. Rowing boat rent: from 3LVL for the first hour, each next hours +1LVL. More information: or 371-29496090


Last Updated on Thursday, 21 April 2016 21:42