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Kevele Springs

Location
State:
Latvia
Region:
Zemgale
County:
Auces
Parish:
Vītiņu
Other references to the location
5 km direction NW from Town Auce, 3 km direction W from the Auce - Biksti road, at the foot of the hill, 0,5 km direction N from "Dzirnavnieki" home, 200 m direction S from the pit.
Coordinates
lat=56.4827, lon=22.8230666667
56° 28' 57" N, 22° 49' 23" E
Description

Very popular and

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relatively easy accessible set of springs, the popularity of which has spread much more nowadays than in the ancient days. There are many legends and stories devoted to the springs, most of which were written in the old days. Still there are reasonable grounds thinking the place is a former cult or at least a mythological site. The individual springs come out of a stone wall, merge and in the form of a large stream flow away through a small ditch into the forest.

Narrative

The springs are often also called "the King's Springs"; still the origin of this title is unclear yet. Probably, this title was created already in the modern times.

Attraction
The set of springs is a nice place attracting many visitors as a natural, mythological site and, most important, as a source of a good drinking water. People come for the drinking water from nearby an
Availability
Easy accessible by roads.
Infrastructure, management, facilities
Signs and an information stand at the springs. There is no tourism infrastructure in the vicinity. There are stone steps and a small bridge at the springs. A little further there is a facilitated resting area with a table and bench, and a trash bin.
Local info
There are signs leading to the springs. The springs have several names - the King's Springs (Karalav
Capacity
10 - 40
Publicity
Popular
Legal Status
Property of State
Comments
Probably, a cult site also nowadays. The site is well known also by Lithuanians. Water extracted from the springs is used for commercial purposes.

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