Auce ( German: Alt- Autz ) is a city in the south west of Latvia and is located near the border with Lithuania.

1426 for the first time a Owcze was mentioned in writing. 1576 Old Autz was separated from the goods of the first owner Johann von Bremen. Since 1667 there was a church. The manor house was greatly expanded in the 19th century. 1920 was here an experimental station of the University of Latvia. 1924 Auce was awarded city rights.

Auces novads

The county was established in 2009 by the merger Auces novads with five surrounding communities. 2010, reported 8564 inhabitants.

Those who worked on site

  • Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935), German journalist and writer, made ​​from 1915 to 1917 military service in the artillery flying school Ost I in Old Autz where he met his second wife Mary Gerold ( 1898-1987 ) know.
  • Erhard Milch (1892-1972), German officer, in late autumn 1916 was adjutant to the commander of the artillery school flying school Ost I with the rank of lieutenant