History and architecture to touch
DE/ LUX: German Federal Fortifications
Bulwarks against France (1815-1866)
In order to secure the German Federation from revolutionary movements and possible expansion plans by ambitious neighbours, some fortresses were declared federal fortresses and expanded in 1815. These included Mainz (1825), Luxemburg and Landau (1831), Rastatt and Ulm (from 1841). Until today federal fortifications are monumental buildings that have no rivals. With their size and their disarming functionality they belong to the very special representatives of the Architectura Militaris. This interesting study tour makes you experience history and architecture and make you find little details like the double headed federal eagle on all gun barrels of the federal fortifications.