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- Duntes Manor House, Liepupe Civil Parish, Latvia
- Working hours*:
Adults - 3,50€
Schoolchildren, seniors - 2,50€
2+1 - 7,50€
2+2 - 10,00€
May – October
Monday – Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday – Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
November – April
Monday, Tuesday – closed
Wednesday - Friday
10:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday
10:00 – 17:00
- * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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In Munchausen’s museum everything is true there, yet different. The museum revives the legend of Hieronymus Karl Friedrich von Munchausen. In the manor house of Dunte placed in Vidzeme, Latvia he spent the happiest times of his life together with his wife Jacobine and people have been telling the tales of Munchausen for centuries there. The sea meets the wood there, in winter horses are being tied to church spires and it takes a single shot to kill ten ducks there.
The Munchausen’s museum is one of the most visited ones in Latvia. With its unusual exhibit it attracts either local or foreign tourists. In the room of Munchausen’s wife Jacobine you’ll find a real corner of 18th century ladies paradise. In baron Munchausen’s turn you’ll find a dozen of fresh game birds hunted down with a single shot.
Baron Munchausen is a typical representative of landed classes of 18th century with the hunting and war as the main occupation. Hunting trophies, hunting horns, daggers, weapons, and Munchausen’s wax figure with a string of ducks – these are only some of things you’ll find at the museum of Munchausen.
In Latvia the only collection of wax figures is being exhibited on first floor of Munchausen’s museum. Many former and current celebrities have found their shelter there. Everyone can take a picture with Maestro Raimonds Pauls or basketball star Uljana Semjonova and other famous people.
During summer time you can visit “Munchausen’s inn”, have a picnic and children will be able to have fun in playground. Get to know the world of Munchausen!
“… I am the one who used to be once…”
History claims that Hieronymus Karl Friedrich von Munchausen was a German and was born in the family of Baron George Otto von Munchausen in the town of Bodenwerder in 1720 as the fourth child. Already at the age of twelve he started to serve as a page in the court of prince Ulrich. When just few years later the prince left for Russia to lead the regiment of cuirassiers, the young baron von Munchausen joined him.
Baron Munchausen is a typical representative of 18th century country noblemen with hunting and war as the main occupation. It is known that he took part in Russian – Turkish war and in Russian – Swedish war a few years later. Munchausen served and resided few years also in Riga. There is a historical entry preserved in the register book of Pernigele Church of Liepupe parish saying that the lieutenant of cuirassiers Hieronymus Karl Friedrich von Munchausen got married with Jacobine – the daughter of a Judge Baron von Dunten – on January 2, 1744. Their marriage lasted for 46 years. Although, most of their time they spent in Bodenwerder, it was in Dunte where they experienced their most unforgettable and beautiful days.
Baron Hieronymus Karl Friedrich von Munchausen died in 1797, but his unlimited fantasy and intriguing personality gave an inspiration to many authors and play writers to entwine the name of Munchausen with legends.
On May 32, 2005 Baron von Munchausen returned to Duntes Manor House – museum – his dreamland Ulubele.
Everything is true there, yet different!
.. I have to confess: “These stories sound strange. But for anyone having any doubt about my stories, I would suggest to go to the Moon himself. There he will be able to see, that almost nobody, who has travelled to Moon and returned, is as downright in his words as me.”. / Baron Munchausen/