Caution! Due to the current situation in connection with the corona pandemic, events cannot be held and museums and cultural institutions are partly closed. Please inform yourself with the respective providers about the individual restrictions and above all, stay healthy.


European Fortress Summer

Fortresses are COOL

Historic fortresses are an extraordinary architectural backdrop for an impressive world of experiences: festivals, culture, art, sports, leisure, recreation, education, games and fun.


On the occasion of the European Cultural Heritage Year 2018, the FORTE CULTURA network presented for the first time experience offers of selected fortress monuments as part of the international joint action "European Fortress Summer".


Many thousands of visitors have since discovered and enjoyed the lively cultural life and attractive events in the fortresses across Europe, not only in the summer months.


New partners in the European Fortress Summer

From 2021 the European Fortress Summer will offer even more events in the fortresses of Europe through the cooperation with our partner EFFORTS, because the previous "European Fortress Day" will now become the joint "European Fortress Summer".


Experience under the motto "European Fortress Summer - Fortresses are COOL" with FORTE CULTURA and EFFORTS the special flair of cultural events in fortress monuments of all epochs, e.g. in the Franco-German fortress region on the Upper Rhine, along the river Elbe or in the fortress monuments of the 20th century during the European Bunker Day.



Culture Summer

9 fortified monuments at the Elbe river offers from May to October cultural events and exciting event highlights (DE-CZ)

Fortress Summer
Upper Rhine

Experience exciting events in more than 20 fortress monuments along the Rhine between Mainz and Basel (DE-FR)


European Bunker Day

In many Bunkers european-wide (FR, NL, GB, DK, NO, BE). Unfortunately cancelled for 2020. We will be back in 2021.


Online Brochure European Fortress Summer 2018