European Fortress Tourism and Fortress Marketing Network e.V.


Fortified monuments have a big economical potential for tourism, though today only a few benefit from that.


The European Fortress Tourism and Fortress Marketing Network is an association of fortified monuments. As a non-government organization the association wants to raise the quality level of the European fortress tourism and fortress marketing. Tourism shall generate new income in order to preserve and use the cultural heritage fortified monuments.



Our network connects a touristic quality product with qualified fortress marketing:

European Culture Route FORTE CULTURA – an efficient tourism product

With the European cultural route FORTE CULTURA an international brand of fortress tourism and a competitive touristic product was made, which will be further developed by a trans-national cooperation. The cultural route offers every fortified monument the chance to connect and develop new joint tourism products.


“FORTS-2-MARKETS” – a strategy for international fortress marketing

The network offers a broad range of modern marketing instruments and targeted marketing activities, specifically geared to the needs of fortified monuments. The participating monuments will acquire a broad presence on international tourism markets.


The fortified monuments of Europe are very welcome to use the cultural route FORTE CULTURA and the activities of FORTS-2-MARKETS in a profitable way.