Blankenfelde Manor

Blankenfelde Manor is situated in Zemgale, Jelgava County, Vilce parish. Blankenfelde Manor was first mentioned March 6th 1426 when Klaus von Medem bought it from Johann von Mengele, Master of German order. The manor has been in the possession of several masters, but in 1920 a care home was established in the building, and the land was divided between the participants of war for liberation of Latvia. In early 1990ies, for a short period of time, the manor returned to the possession of Adina von Bernevitz, granddaughter of its last owner. In 2007, the manor ended up in the hands of current landlord who gradually restores its former glory, paying attention to retaining small architectural forms: the entrance gate, small pavilions, the rococo style forged garden gate etc.

We offer:

  • To get to know the Manor and its park;
  • To listen to the story about King of France Louis XVIII's stay in the Manor;
  • Visit the Bell Museum and enjoy bell painting;
  • Hotel services;
  • Rental of premises for different events;
  • Tour to the Blankenfelde Manor's factory and tasting;
  • Cricket in the Manor's Park as it was played during the Landlord's time;
  • To enjoy a cup of tee or coffee under the 400-year old ash-tree;
  • To take a walk in landscape park designed in the style of English classicism of the mid-19th century, looking at the ponds and the diverse flora;
  • Children's play area;
  • To organize a picnic in the Park or in the Manor's courtyard;
  • To listen a ghost stories.


Private collection of bells of Valdis Jakobsons is open to public which contains around 1,000 bells of different origin, history, age, shapes, and materials. Since June 2014, this collection is put on display in the renovated premises of the stable / cart-house of the Blankenfelde Manor. Porcelain bell painting workshop is now open to public at the Bell Museum, where everyone - both big and small - will be able to create his/her own special and unique bell to keep it as a keepsake or to give it as a gift to close and beloved people.
More information on the Bell Museum is available here.

* For prior arrangement of excursion for groups of more then 5 persons please call +371 27810348!
* Guided tours should also be arranged in advance!


  • Manor:

For adults EUR 3,00;
For pupils, students, pensioners EUR 2,00;
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) EUR 7,00

  • Bell Museum:

For adults EUR 3.00;
For pupils, students, pensioners EUR 2,00;
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) EUR 7,00

  • Manor + Bell Museum:

For adults EUR 5,00;
For pupils, students, pensioners EUR 3,00;
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) EUR 12,00


Persons: King of France Louis XVIII lived in Blankenfelde manor for a while. One of first Latvian technical science representatives was born here: Ernsts Johans Bīnemanis – known for building air balloons. Also a world wide famous contra tenor Sergejs Jēgers spent his childhood in Blankenfelde manor.
Architecture: The architecture of Blankenfelde manor is rich with delicate and thin forms – which are uncommon for architecture in Latvia (entrance gates; little pavilions; rococo style wrought iron garden gates etc.)
Activities: Historically Blankenfelde manor was well known black elderberry usage in food processing. Elderberry vine and juice were produced and sold in this manor. Ladies gladly drank elderberry blossom tea (it was famous for its sliming abilities). In nowadays elderberry and other fruit vine recipes in Blankenfelde manor are created.


The hotel of Blankenfelde Manor is situated in the freshly renovated part of the manor – the stable / cart-house, where the manor owner's private bell collection is put on the display on the first floor, but, on the second floor, tastefully furnished, cozy hotel rooms are situated. The visitors can stay there, enjoying old-time atmosphere of the manor together with modern comfort. More information about hotel is available here.


The park of the Manor has walking trails, bridges, park lighting, and a number of attractions which will be interesting for both children and adults

Full information about prices you can find here (PDF)

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Adults 2,50 - 5,00 Children 2,00 - 3,00
Conference rooms
Wedding location
Families with children
Children's playgrounds
Monday: Slēgts
Tuesday: Slēgts
Wednesday: 10:00- 18:00
Thursday: 10:00- 18:00
Friday: 10:00- 18:00
Saturday: 10:00- 18:00
Sunday: 10:00- 18:00