Excursions around Karosta Prison

Excursions in Karosta Prison are guided only.  

Excursions for individual visitors and small groups during our working hours can be attended without prior registration.

Every working day excursions start on the hour every hour. Duration of excursion is 45 minutes. 

Excursions are in Latvian, English and Russian languages, in German, French and Lithuanian available by prior request.


 In June, July and August    In May and September October to April

 Mon  9:00 – 19:00      

  Mon   10:00 – 18:00 

  Mon   CLOSED

 Tue  9:00 – 19:00  

  Tue  10:00 – 18:00

  Tue   CLOSED

 Wed  9:00 – 19:00     

  Wed  10:00 – 18:00           

  Wed   CLOSED

 Thu  9:00 – 19:00

  Thu  10:00 – 18:00   

  Thu   CLOSED

 Fri  9:00 – 19:00      

  Fri   10:00 – 18:00         

  Fri   CLOSED

 Sat  9:00 – 19:00  

  Sat   10:00 – 18:00 

  Sat   12:00 – 16:00

 Sun  9:00 – 19:00              

  Sun   10:00 – 18:00 

  Sun   12:00 – 16:00

Tours start:      

Tours start:           

  Tours start :     

 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00,  14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00     

 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00,  14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00              

 12:00, 13:00,  14:00,  15:00

Groups of more then 10 people please book in advance by phone +371 26369470. 

Excursions and other activities available at different times all year around on working days and weekends by booking in advance by phoning +371 26369470.


adults 8,00 EUR

students 5,00 EUR

Schoolchildren, seniors 3,50 EUR

Free for children up to 6 years old;

Discounts for Ukrainian citizens;

Discounts are available upon presentation of a valid " Goda ģimene" card along with a personal identification document:

·        free entry for children during organized excursions with their class or parents.

·        a 30% discount for children to all other services at Karosta Prison.

We also support Families of Honor program in Lithuania and Estonia, and identical discounts are applied to holders of the "Šeimos kortelė" (LT) and "Perekaart" (EST) cards.

During the excursion you will have an opportunity to see the prison, which has not changed since tsar times, get to know history of Karosta and interesting events from prison life. Also, to see prison cells and a punishment cell as well as an exposition by museum of Karosta prison about WWII, Kureliesi and soviet times.


The prison started functioning over 100 years ago

This is the only military prison in Europe open to tourists

The prison nobody has ever escaped from

In different surveys Karosta prison is named as the most surprising and most unusual hotel in the world

Ghost Hunters International from the USA called Karosta Prison the most ghost haunted place in the world

The garrison prison of Liepāja’s Karosta was built at the beginning of the 20th century and in all times it has been used as a short term disciplinary penalty place for navy sailors and non–commissioned officers since the beginning of the 20th century.
Garrison sailors, who participated in the events of the revolution in 1905, served their sentence in the prison.
The building has been used as a short term disciplinary penalty place for sailors and non-commissioned officers by both the Soviet and Latvian Navy. The last of the convicts have scratched calendars, drawings, slogans, catchwords and messages on the walls of the cells just a short time ago, in 1997.

When you buy a ticket for a tour of the Karosta prison, you donate 50% of the amount to the preservation of the cultural and historical objects of Karosta. 

The donations received in 2024 will be used for the renovation of the museum exhibits in the Karosta prison and for the illumination of Redan.