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Embūte Nature Park
One of the most beautiful and mysterious places in Kurzeme, a land of tales and legends. Here origins the famous tale about the forbidden love between Indulis, the ruler of the Curonians, and Ārija, German komtur‘s daughter. In the place where they used to see each other now grow the oak trees of Indulis and Ārija.
Embūte Hillock is one of the first places in Latvia where the glacier began to retreat. Until the introduction of Christianity, this was an important sacred site with the highest hillock in Kurzeme – Krīvu hill. In the centre of the valley is the Curonians or Indulis castle mound. Hiking trail, picnic area.