Saldus Castle Mound and Saldus Lake

Saldus Castle Mound is an archaeological monument of national importance. Saldus Castle Mound is a subject of many legends about the allegedly "sweet” (or "salds” in Latvian, hence the name "Saldus”) life on the hilltop where Saldus is located.

  • Saldus Castle Mound

Saldus Lake is situated to the north of the city of Saldus and Riga-Saldus motorway. Its shore is both slanted and steep - the latter is especially true of its southern part, where the 12m high Saldus Castle Mound is located.

The south-eastern part of the lake is densely overgrown and inaccessible. The northern shore is used as a swimming-place. The lake owes its picturesque scenery to its location in the valley and the surrounding hills. A small Vēršādas River (down from Saldus Lake called Kaļķupīte) flows into Saldus Lake proceeding further into the Ciecere River.

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Last updated: 01.09.2014