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Blankenfelde Manor

Blankenfelde Manor is located in a picturesque area of Vilce rural territory in Jelgava Municipality, almost near the very border of Lithuania.

Stable and bell collection

Apart from visiting the manor complex and the park, it is also possible to view the manor owner’s private bell collection, which consists of more than 1000 bells from all over the world.

The bell collection is found on the first floor of the freshly renovated part of the manor – the stable/cart-house, while neatly furnished, cosy hotel rooms await their guests on the second floor. Guests may stay there overnight and enjoy the ancient aura and the modern comfort of the manor.

For prior arrangement of excursion for groups of more then 5 persons please call.

Guided tours should also be arranged in advance.

Elders

Historically Blankenfelde Manor had long been famous for the use of elderberries in food. Elderberry wine and juice were produced and sold, and elderberry blossom tea was especially popular among the ladies, as it was famous for its excellent slimming abilities!

Tasting

Also today it is possible to taste and purchase 100% natural juices, syrups, jams, pickles and other treats which are grown in the local gardens of Blankenfelde Manor.

Elder products are the specialty of Blankenfelde – the traditional manor recipes help to turn the power of healthy elderberries and elder blossoms into immunity-boosting delicious products. For the next season, we are making a special delicacy – elderberry wine. You are welcome to visit us! Please, pre-book group excursions to the Manor by phone 27810348. Tasting is organized for the groups of no less than 5 people, pre-booking is required.

History

Blankenfelde Manor was for the first time mentioned on 6 March 1426, when Claus von Medem bought it from Johann von Mengele, Master of German Order. The manor was owned by several landlords until 1920, when an old people's home was established there.

In the early '90s of the 20th century, the manor was repossessed by Adina von Bernewitz (granddaughter of the former Blankenfelde landlord), but in 2007 the manor came into possession of its current owner, who is gradually restoring it to its former splendour – the stable/cart-house is already reconstructed, the beautiful manor park is under renovation, as well as other renovation works are performed maximally preserving the richness of small architectural forms – the entrance gate, small pavilions, the rococo-style wrought iron garden gate, etc.

Famous persons: Louis XVIII, the King of France, stayed in the manor for several times. Ernst Johann Bienemann, one of the first Latvian engineers, was born here – he is one of the Latvian technical intellectuals. Also, the world-famous countertenor Sergejs Jēgers spent his childhood in the manor.

Blankenfelde hotel

Blankenfelde hotel offers to stay in freshly renovated part of the manor – the stable / cart-house, where the collection of bells is put on the display on the ground floor, but, on the first floor, tastefully furnished, cosy hotel rooms are situated. The visitors can stay there, enjoying old-time atmosphere of the manor together with modern comfort.

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Time: 
Monday - Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Price (adults): 
3.00 €
Payment Methods: 
Cash
Admission Fee: 
Paid

For adults EUR 3.00;
For pupils, students, pensioners EUR 2.00;
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) EUR 7.00

Bell Museum:

For adults EUR 3.00;
For pupils, students, pensioners EUR 2.00;
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) EUR 7.00

Manor + Bell Museum:

For adults EUR 5.00;
For pupils, students, pensioners EUR 3.00;
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) EUR 12.00

Tourism Object Services: 
Guide service available
Slow food
Tourism Object Features: 
WiFi Internet

Go from Jelgava to Eleja (21 km); in Eleja, turn right to Vilce, after approximately 8 km turn left to Blankenfelde – drive approximately 8 km and you will reach Blankenfelde Manor.

Coordinates:
56.344261, 23.547181
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Last updated: 
23.09.2015