Ogre is one of the greenest towns in Latvia. More than a half of the town are parks and forests. For the first time Ogre was mentioned in Livonian order chronicles in 1225-1227 as an Ogre castle. Later its masters were Russians, Poles and Swedes. Because of the mild climate and Riga proximity Ogre always was a resort for residents of the capital, while knitting factory “Ogre” is known for its products far outside Latvia.
Lielvarde is the second biggest town in Ogre region, after Ogre. Town crosses a highway Riga – Daugavils and a railway Riga – Moscow.
Tourist information center: Ausekla prospekts 7, Phone: +371 65 071 883
How to reach
By train. Travel time: to Ogre - 40 min, to Lielvarde - 1 hour. Train timeatble
By bus. Travel time: to Ogre - 1 hour, to Lielvarde - 50 min. Bus station website
By car. Travel time: to Ogre- 40 min, to Lielvarde - 50 min.
History and Art Museum of Ogre
Visiting the Ogre Museum you can learn a lot of interesting facts about history of Latvia. For example, that the Ogre is the original place of the old Riga. Museum also represents Ogre as a resort town.
Uldevena castle (lielvarde) is an exact reconstruction of ancients Latvians fortress (12th century) that were living before Latvian conquest by the Teutonic Order. Here you can know about ancient Latvian’s life and traditions. Castle also will be interesting for those, who love outdoor activities.
The biggest business-class hotel in Ogre region is located in 30-min drive from Riga. In the hotel there are 63 rooms, bar, 4 conference halls of different sizes, billiards, karaoke bar and other entertainment. Each room has fully-equipped kitchen and an original interior with antique furniture.
Hotels, guest houses, apartments and other accommodation options in Lielvarde.