Birini Castle – a spacious, saturated with the breath of antiquity, surrounded by a picturesque park and two lakes, was built in 1860 by the von Pistolkors family and today is a prestigious place for banquets and seminars. Near the castle, in the gardener’s house, a hotel is set up, which invites you to relax from the city’s bustle and enjoy the romantic surroundings. A small landscape park surrounds the castle from the stables to the hotel in the gardener’s house.
On the edge of the park there is the Bird Garden, and in its very heart rises the majestic “Oak of Love”, in the branches of which they shimmer with the ringing “Bells of Love” – gifts of newlyweds. On a wide stone staircase you reach the gazebo by the lake. Many guests of the castle of Birini here were photographed for memory, and the newlyweds swore to each other in eternal love on the day of their wedding! The watermill along the Mill Lake leads to the ancient water mills, where the antiquities museum with a small summer bar cozily adjoins. Sipping a cocktail on the wooden terrace located above the lake, you will be able to watch the fish swallow every piece of food left to her. In winter, we invite you to an old merry-go-round on the ice on a sleigh. If you pre-apply, you will be greeted by a lighted fire, hot tea and a bath.
The castle of Birini was built according to the project of the architect F.V. Hese. This is the most impressive structure, located in the form of a semicircle, in the architecture of the Latvian castles. The general architectural solution of the building refers to the neo-Gothic, however, the openings of the windows play a significant role in the general image of the castle, characteristic of the semicircular style. Therefore, from the point of view of stylistics, Birini’s castle can be attributed to a unique combination of two styles. He not only earned the recognition of contemporaries, but is considered today a model of extraordinary architectonic thinking. The building was richly decorated – sculptures, reliefs, which disappeared without a trace during the First World War. The interior of the castle has remained in the Neo-Renaissance style – a wide entrance hall with two-sided wooden staircases, a dining room with coffered wooden ceilings and a glazed tile stove.