Jelgava county

Remarkable for its rich history and significant traditional values.

Jelgava county is known for many historical events and significant culture history sites, as well as its simple, but special landscape of Zemgale plain. The county is being crossed by the second largest river in Latvia – Lielupe. Jelgava county is rich with impressive manor buildings of dukes of Courland and German baron families, worth-viewing churches, as well as wide leisure opportunities. The most remarkable memorial site is where the Christmas battles took place – in Ložmetējkalns, currently The Museum of Christmas Battles. Visitors can learn history from the exhibition and marvel at the renovated fortifications of German soldiers.

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