Milzkalne village is located in Smārde Parish of Engure Municipality. It is located close to Tukums; and Smārde – administrative centre of the Engure Municipality – is only 9 km away. Slocene river wanders near the village (Milzkalne is located on the northern slope of Slocene).
Two important highways – V1448 and V1446 – intercross in the centre of Milzkalne.
Šlokenbeka manor (Folk House and Road Museum), Milzkalne Primary School, guest house Milzkalne.lv, Milzkalna store, danse school Alegorija, a medical facility and several companies are located in Milzkalne.
Milzkalne was first mentioned as a settlement in about 1544. At that time it was named Šlokenbeka.
During the Soviet times Milzkalne grew and developed, as a Soviet farm Padomju Latvija (Soviet Latvia) and Road Construction District No. 5 were located in the village.
The architecture of Milzkalne reflects many historical cycles:
- Middle Ages – Šlokenbeka manor;
- 19th century – Milzkalne Primary School;
- early 20th century – private houses;
- mid 20th century – Stalin-era 2-3-storey apartment blocks;
- 1960-1970s – Khrushchev-era apartment blocks and manufacturing municipal technical buildings;
- 1980s perestroika – new apartment blocks (near Milzkalne pond);
- 21st century – modern private houses.
The most prominent people from Milzkalne: Andrejs Lejas-Sauss, assistant professor at the University of Latvia, Ansis Auziņš, head of the Printing Department of Valsts papīru spiestuve (National Paper Printing House), Ernests Zīverts, colonel, graphic artist.
You can come to
Milzkalne by train (Riga-Tukums line) – you should get off at the railway
station Milzkalne. You can also come by public bus or by car.
You can find more information about Milzkalne surroundings in other sections of our web-site.