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Aluksne Evangelic Lutheran church

Aluksne Evangelic Lutheran church was built based on the initiative by the owner of Aluksne Manor Otto Hermann von Vietinghoff.The intended plot next to the lake was marshy, hence a hill was made and the foundations of the church were built from two thousand oak-tree piles.The church is built in the style of classicism from the local boulder.It keeps a true rarity – the first edition of the Bible translated into Latvian by Ernst Gluck.

  • Aluksne Evangelic Lutheran church
  • Photo: From the archive of Aluksne TIC
  • Aluksne Evangelic Lutheran church
  • Photo: From the archive of Aluksne TIC

The tower of the church is 55,5 metres high.  In 1786 a cock was seated on the top of the tower also used by the locals as a weather forecaster.  The wide oak-tree stairs leading up the tower are unlike any other stairs in a church, it is possible that they were built due to the picturesque landscape - so that the baron could show his guests the beautiful surroundings.

In 1885 a 24-register organ was built under the management of A. Martins, who was the manager of the biggest organ workshop in Riga (from 1934 – 1935 and 2000 - 2006 the organ was renovated).

 
57.425117, 27.048639
  • Address: 
    Pils iela 25a, Alūksne district, Alūksne, LV-4301
  • Phone: 
    +371 64323164
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
Services: 
  • Guide service available
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
Working Hours: 

May 1st – October 31st:Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Rest of the time open for visitors upon a prior notice.

Last updated: 14.11.2012