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“Mangaļi”, Valgunde Civil Parish, Jelgava District, LV 3017

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The open-air sister site of the Latvian War Museum dedicated to the legendary Christmas Battles.


 

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Due to the state of emergency announced by the Latvian government, indoor premises of museums will be closed for visitors till 11 January 2021. Open-air areas of museums will continue to operate.

 

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

 

1 January through 30 April, closed Sundays and Mondays.

The open-air display of World War I fortifications and accompanying exhibitions available daily 10:00 - 16:00.

Indoor displays available Tuesday through Sunday.


 


Dagnis Dedumietis, director
E: dagnis.dedumietis@karamuzejs.lv

T: +372 28349259


 


Admission fee

Free of charge


 


Museum territory retains remnants of unique elements of World War I field fortification associated with the legendary Christmas Battles. The open-air display of the Christmas Battles Museum features a reconstructed fragment of a fortifications system, recreated in its original location. It includes a dugout and part of the first line of German defence fortifications – “The German Wall”, a one-of-a-kind structure in the Baltic region.

 

Inside the museum, visitors can explore the exhibition “The Christmas Battles of Latvian Riflemen.” More than 200 photographs, battle plans and artefacts found in the area give a fascinating historical account about the events of the day.

 

The indoor facility also displays the largest battle site model in all of Latvia. It represents several square kilometres of territory with World War I fortifications, where Christmas Battles were fought.


 

Christmas Battles Museum


“Mangaļi”, Valgunde Civil Parish, Jelgava District, LV 3017

state museum

accredited

member

Offer and services

  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. free parking
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. guide or mobile app
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. offer for families with children
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. outdoor activities
  • Material-icon/24/dark Copy 6 Created with Sketch. free admission

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