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History of city Aluksne (Marienburg) in photos

A small historical reference

Aluksne - Aluksne center edge of the country, located on the north-east of Latvia at the lake of the same name. The first written mention - 1284. Until 1917 it called Marienburg - from Marienburg castle (the name given in honor of the castle of Our Lady), built on the island, used to protect trade routes from Riga to Pskov.

Russian army led by Count Sheremetev captured the city during the Great Northern War in 1702. This prisoner was Gluck and his pupil March Skavronskaya (Cruz), who became his mistress and later the wife of the first Russian emperor Peter I. In 1724, under the name of Catherine I was crowned to the Russian throne, becoming the Russian empress.

Aluksne. Palace Marienburg
Palace Marienburg
Aluksne. Palace Marienburg
Palace Marienburg
Aluksne. Palace Marienburg
Palace Marienburg
Aluksne. City landscape
City landscape
Aluksne. The barracks and a sauna 7th Sigulda Infantry Regiment on Lake Aluksne
The barracks and a sauna 7th Sigulda Infantry Regiment on Lake Aluksne
Aluksne. Company Robetr Sloss
Company Robetr Sloss
Aluksne. Company Robetr Sloss
Company Robetr Sloss
Aluksne. Shop
Shop
Aluksne. The opening of the station Aluksne, 1902
The opening of the station Aluksne, 1902
Aluksne. Officers of the 7th Sigulda Infantry Regiment
Officers of the 7th Sigulda Infantry Regiment
Aluksne. A monument to the 7th Sigulda Infantry Regiment
A monument to the 7th Sigulda Infantry Regiment
Aluksne. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Aluksne. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Aluksne. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Aluksne. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Aluksne. View of the Old Palace from the lake, 1927
View of the Old Palace from the lake, 1927
Aluksne. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Aluksne. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Aluksne. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Aluksne. Panorama of city
Panorama of city
Aluksne. Brewery
Brewery
Aluksne. Castle Marienburg Ruins
Castle Marienburg Ruins
Aluksne. Old palace
Old palace
Aluksne. Helen castle
Helen castle

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