On the shore of the picturesque lake, in the very heart of the town, the Alūksne New Palace and the adjacent Manor Park bask proudly. The palace was built in the second half of the 19th century in accordance with a commission from Baron Alexander von Vietinghoff. It is one of the most notable examples of the late Tudor neo-Gothic style architecture in Latvia. The main facade of the building with its central rooms and recreation terrace faces the beautiful lake and the carefully maintained landscape park. The main entrance of the palace below the tower is still decorated with the coat of arms of the Vietinghoff family, but the interior of the palace still hides artistic wall and ceiling paintings of various architectural styles.
The palace is currently home to both the Alūksne Museum and the Nature Museum ‘Environment Labyrinth’.
The exhibitions and educational programs of the Alūksne Museum introduce the cultural and historical heritage of the town and the surrounding area, and provide a diverse cultural and artistic offer, whereas in the Manor Park, rich in small architectural forms and dendrological diversity, it is possible to enjoy cognitive and entertaining walks individually or together with a museum specialist.