Tērvete castle mound

Dobele – Tērvete

Points of interest
Object description

People have inhabited Tērvete Castle mound for more than a thousand years. We get to know about the ancient Tērvete, Semigallians’ life and battles till the 13th century from the
archeological excavations. The mound had 2 outskirts and ancient town which covered the territory of about 9.5 ha. The found things prove that in the outcastles have lived craftsmen – there are found 4690 antiquities. In the 13th century Semgallians’ political and administrative centre was located there. Its governors Viestards and Nameisis have been among the best governors from the Baltic nations in military and political sense.