Shamkir

German heritage exceptional produce

Fabulously fresh vegetables is what many in Azerbaijan first associate with Shamkir, but this small city also throws up several historical surprises as well as one of the country’s most original parks.

German heritageexceptional produce

From greenhouses to German heritage

 

Sometimes nicknamed the ‘greenhouse of Azerbaijan’ given its reputation for producing fantastic fruits and vegetables, Shamkir is also a great place to discover the western region’s German heritage, as well as a national form of folk music called ashug and even the remains of an ancient city once serving as a stop-off on the Silk Road. What’s more, one of the country’s most scenic roads weaves a picturesque path from here high into the Lesser Caucasus Mountains.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Shamkirinteresting facts

DID YOU KNOW?
INTERESTING FACT #1

Shamkir is famous for its greenhouses and fresh agricultural produce, plus the only greenhouse growing Dutch roses in Azerbaijan is located here. 

INTERESTING FACT #2

Shamkir’s Park of Historical Monuments is designed to resemble the map of Azerbaijan with the Caspian Sea presented as an intricate pool with fountains. All the monuments exhibited here are placed in accordance with their place on the map. 

what to doin Shamkir

Visit Shamkir’s German heritage
Visit Shamkir’s German heritage
Arts, culture and heritage

Visit Shamkir’s German heritage

Shamkir was once a German colony known for winemaking. However, it still has a unique... More

Travel back to ancient Shamkir
Travel back to ancient Shamkir
Arts, culture and heritage

Travel back to ancient Shamkir

Shamkir has a rich history. Explore its wonderful old city ruins and discover more of the... More

Experience the city of Shamkir
Experience the city of Shamkir
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Experience the city of Shamkir

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Day tours to learn about Gadabay's history
Day tours to learn about Gadabay's history
German heritage

Day tours to learn about Gadabay's history

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Tours of Sharg Ulduzu
Tours of Sharg Ulduzu
Wineries

Tours of Sharg Ulduzu

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