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Network activities 2022

Germersheim (DE): “Aktion Mensch” project "#1 Barrier Less" approved

FORTE CULTURA, in partnership with the City of Germersheim, has received a grant of €5,000 from Aktion Mensch. As part of the campaign "#1 Barrier Less", the Germersheim Fortress is to be made more accessible for blind and visually impaired people. The aim of the project is to signpost a circular route with Braille around the Weissenburg Gate. The circular route is to be inaugurated in April 2022. Further information can be found in the Germersheimer Stadtanzeiger.


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Prague (CZ): Vyšehrad Fortress becomes FORTE CULTURA station in Prague

The Prague Fortress Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument becomes the first FORTE CULTURA member in the Czech Republic. The fortress above the Vltava River offers a beautiful view over the Czech capital as well as a museum, a cathedral and many leisure activities. Prague Vyšehrad was already involved in the activities of the FORTE CULTURA Regional Cluster Elbe Fortresses and now wants to take advantage of all the benefits of membership as a fully-fledged Station of the Cultural Route.

Cochem (DE): Federal Bank Bunker as new FORTE CULTURA station on the Moselle

The Federal Bank bunker in Cochem was a carefully camouflaged secret of the FRG for decades. During the Cold War, 15 billion German marks were stored here in an area of around 1,500m² as secret currency reserve in case of an emergency. Since 2016, the former nuclear bunker has been an exciting museum for German history during the Cold War, managed by Reuter & Reuter GbR. Since January 2022, the Federal Bank bunker in Cochem has complemented the fascinating fortress world of the European Cultural Route FORTE CULTURA.

Bellheim (DE): Queich line strengthens FORTE CULTURA regional network on the Upper Rhine

With the entry of the municipality of Bellheim into the FORTE CULTURA network, a large part of the Queich line becomes a new stop on the European Cultural Route. The Queich is a small river that rises in the Palatinate Forest and flows into the Rhine near Germersheim. In the 18th century, the Queich lines were built as field fortifications during the War of the Austrian Succession. They stretched along the Queich for a good 30 km from Annweiler via Landau to the Rhine at Germersheim. Some of them are still preserved and are popular excursion destinations, maintained by the Bellheim Cultural Association.


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