The railway section of 33 km is the only one in the Baltics offering a ride with a regularly running narrow-gauge train. Bānītis organizes attractive shows and events, also offers excursion around the depot and ride on a hand driven trolley. Lovers of railway atmosphere can stay overnight in Gulbene depot and carriage – saloon.
Discover railway anew! Educational and Interactive Centre “Railway and Steam” is placed in Gulbene train station – historical building. There are more that 20 interactive devices and through them it is possible to acquainted with the historical aspect of the…
The palace is considered to be one of the brightest French Neo-Renaissance samples among manors in Latvia. It is famous for a world-known Italian novelist Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa who lived there in the 20th century.
The most glamorous building is the castle, which became into the property of Baron Otto Johann Gottlieb von Volffat 1836. In the middle of 19th century castle was rebuild in Tudor Neo-Gothic style. Today the castle is managed by Lizums Secondary School. Lizums Secondary School Exposition of Local History is located in the tower of castle, it tells about history of region, well-known Latvian writer Apsīšu Jēkabs and others.
The castle that is built in the first half of the 19th century by the model of von Wolf family house in Jaunlaicene is situated on the picturesque banks of the Pededze River and enclosed by a landscape park. Litene Primary School, established in the castle in 1924, still operates there.
For two years the Gulbene Municipality has renovated and restored the façade, roof and windows of the European pearl of Romanticism – the palace of Stameriena, as well as created a multimedia exposition of the Wolf family and a large-scale photo exhibition on the history of the palace.
Spring is the time to go on an adventure and enjoy the power of swirling rivers. Spending an exciting holidays in Gulbene- enjoy the riffling flow of the river Pededze and the beautiful and wide circles of the river Gauja.
Since castle of Stameriena is not available for visitors during of reconstruction of roof and facade, we want to introduce you with new opportunity to see it, but during virtual tour – Get to know Stameriena Castle.
From 26 to 28 July, the city of Gulbene traditionally holds a city festival and this year you will be able to enjoy various concerts, watch and participate in sports activities, dance and sing in parties, shop in the city…