Art of fortress constructions – Fortress architectures


Fortress construction is surprisingly multi-faceted with many variations.

It is no exaggeration to speak of fortress construction ART since the architecture of these buildings strictly followed the in the past existing state of knowledge about the impact of armaments technology for the effective defence against any attacks. In doing so, former fortress engineers also utilized the wealth of nature for instance through the construction of moats and weirs located on rivers.


FORTE CULTURA draws attention to different types of fortifications in central Europe, their essential characteristics and distribution in order to provide an orientation for the interested tourist about the ‘Cultural Heritage of Fortified Monuments’.