Koknese, Latvia


Contributor Baltic Drone Videos brings us this excellent drone video of an important castle ruin site in the Baltic republic of Latvia.  It's called Koknese Castle, and it lies on a small peninsula of its namesake town on the Dauvga River near the center of the country.  Constructed in the 13th century, the castle played an important role in the centuries-long struggles between the Teutonic Knights, Swedish, Polish, and Russian forces over control of the region.  Nearly destroyed in 1701 during the Great Northern, it was never rebuilt.  

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