Ernst Gluck Bible museum

Ernst Gluck Bible museum is situated in one of the most beautiful small towns in Vidzeme - Aluksne It was Aluksne, where in the 17th century the German priest Ernst Gluck translated the Bible from its original languages into Latvian. Up until the 20th century the Bible translated by E.Gluck was the biggest printed material ever printed in Latvia. It was printed in 1694 in the printing-house of Johann Georg Wilcken in Riga.

  • Ernst Gluck Bible museum
  • Photo: From the archive of Aluksne TIC

The Ernst Gluck Bible museum of Aluksne Evangelic Lutheran congregation is situated in a small and cosy house built in the early 20th century, next to the Lutheran church. The exhibition of the museum tells about the significant work of the German priest Ernst Gluck for Aluksne and Latvia.
        Visitors can see the many editions of the Bible, starting from the first one in Latvian, published in 1694 till modern digital Bible. Museums collection has more than 220 Bibles, 210 hymnals, 170 editions of the New Testament, 40 Books on Preaching and more than 210 other Christian books, such as the Old Testament, Gospels and textbooks in Latvian and more than 35 other languages.
    You can purchase Bibles in Latvian and Russian, as well as other Christian books, postcards and various souvenirs.


57.424320, 27.048899
  • Address: 
    Pils iela 25a, Alūksne district, Alūksne, LV-4301
  • Phone: 
    +371 64323164
  • Mobile: 
    +371 25627589
  • Languages spoken: 
    • English
    • Latvian
    • Russian
  • Admission fee: 
  • Payment methods: 
    • Bank transfer
    • Cash
  • Exhibitions
  • Guide service available
  • Souvenirs
  • Themed events
Amenities and Features: 
  • Free parking
  • Information point
  • WC
Working Hours: 

May 1st – October 31st: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
You can also book an excursion on another time by calling Anita +371 26450084 at or Aina at +371 26423864

Last updated: 09.09.2014