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Tervete Svetais (Holy) Hill (the Swedish Hill)

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Tērvetes
Parish:
Tērvetes
Other references to the location
In Tervete Nature Park, 0,5 km direction NW from Tervete castle mound.
Coordinates
lat=56.4848333333, lon=23.3835
56° 29' 5" N, 23° 23' 0" E
Description

An impressive hill, which is overgrown with an old pine forest. In the forest, on the hill and

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nearby several secular pines are found. The Holy or the Swedish or the Church Hill is a castle mound. A castle of the German crusaders was built on it in 1285-1286 - Heiligenberg. During the construction of the castle the original shape of the hill was significantly affected. The consequences of the earthworks are still well seen.

Narrative

Test excavations on the hill approved the presence of the crusaders' castle, but did not approve of the place as a cult site. Still it is believed that the crusader castle was built on the holy hill of the ancient Semigallians.

Attraction
Attractive and interesting in terms of history. Many secular trees. Scenic.
Availability
Easy accessible.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
Nearest town - Tervete, where one shall find a hotel, cafeteria and a shop. Entrance into the Tervete Nature Park is for charge. Nature park offers entertainment and leisure activities for children: the Dwarf Forest, the Pine-forest of withes, a play
Local info
There are signs in Tervete Nature park leading the way to various objects, including the Tervete Hol
Capacity
41 and more
Publicity
Popular
Legal Status
Property of State
Comments
Several significant ancient places in the vicinity, beautiful nature park, with well-developed tourism infrastructure. The object is located within the property of the State Joint Stock Company "State Forest Administration".

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