Members and associated members (M / aM)


aM City of Antwerp

aM City of Diest

aM Province West-Vlaanderen

aM Simon Stevin Foundation



M City of Büdingen

M City of Dömitz

M City of Germersheim

M Fortress Grauerort

M City of Koblenz

M Fortress Königstein

M City of Kronach

M City of Mainz

M City of Rüsselsheim

M Culture bunker Strausberg, Orte der Geschichte e.V.

M Torgau, Grenadierbataillon von Spiegel e.V.

M City of Ulm

M Ziegenhain, Schwalm Touristik e.V.

M Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz:

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein


Palace Bürresheim

Castle Betradaburg

Castle Kasselburg

Castle Pfalzgrafenstein

Dahner Castles

Federal Castle Trifels

Castle Nanstein

Castle Landeck


aM City of Erfurt

aM Citadel Spandau


aM Helsinki, Fortress Suomenlinna

aM City of Hamina


M Association des Amis de la Ligne Maginot d'Alsace (AALMA)

aM Reseau de Vauban Network:

City of Besancon

City of Briancon

Fortress Mont-Dauphin

City of Villefranche-de-Conflent

Fortress Mont-louis









aM Fortress Bard

aM Forte Marghera, Venedig-Mestre


aM Fortress Spike Island, Cork

aM Camden Fort Meagher, Cork


M Society of friends of Dubrovnik Antiques

aM Sibenik Culture Fort


aM Kaunas Fortress Park


aM City of Herceg Novi

North Mazedonia

M Samuel's Fortress Ohrid


aM City of Bergen op Zoom

aM City of Culemborg

aM City of Grave

aM City of Heusden

aM City of Houten

aM City of Olst-Wijhe

aM City of s’Hertogenbosch

aM City of Zutphen

aM City of Venlo

aM City of Maastricht

aM City of Hellevoetsluis

aM City of Oost Gelre

aM Province Utrecht

aM Ons Fort Venlo Foundation

aM Liniebreed Ondernemen Foundation

aM Menno van Coehoorn Foundation


M Fortress Boyen, Culture Centre Gizycko

M Fortress park Srebrna Gora

M Sandomierz Culture Centre

aM City of Kostrzyn nad Odra

aM Miedzyrzecz Fortress Region

aM City of Deblin


M City of La Línea de la Concepción


M Fort Monostor, Komarom


aM Fortress Medzhybizh





Partner Networks

European Federation of Fortified Sites (EFFORTS)

The European Federation of Fortified Sites (EFFORTS), based in Brussels, was founded in 2017 in the Spandau Citadel. As a lobbying organization, EFFORTS is an interface between European institutions and fortress monuments or networks dealing with the preservation and use of European heritage of fortified monuments. Since July 2020 EFFORTS and FORTE CULTURA are connected via cooperation agreement and work together for the preservation and uitilzation of the European cultural heritage of fortified monuments.


Liberation Route Europe (LRE)

Fortress monuments and the Second World War have many points of contact. The European Cultural Route “Liberation Route Europe”, certified by the Council of Europe in 2019, leads on remembrance ways to the historical sites of the Second World War in Europe. FORTE CULTURA / EFFORTS and LRE signed in a Memorandum of Understanding in January 2021, to work on common topics.


European Routes of Reformation (RoR)

The world-historically significant age of the Reformation and the development of the modern fortress construction, albeit in a time-delayed manner, fall into a common epoch and have influenced each other. These historical similarities are now also the basis of a cooperation agreement between the two cultural routes. The aim of the cooperation is to provide impetus for the cultural-tourist, social and economic valorization of the cultural heritage of the Reformation and the fortress architecture. The cooperation partners are convinced that the existing interfaces open up development opportunities and synergies for both cultural routes.






European Institute of Cultural Routes, LUX

Humboldt Universität at Berlin, DE

ECCOFORT - European Cooperation Centre of Fortified Heritage reg.ass., DE


IZM - Initiative Citadel Mainz reg.ass., DE

General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland Palatinate, DE

Institute for Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, SVN

Salzburg's Palaces and Castles Management, AT


Bavarian Department of state-owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes, DE

Austrian State Archive - War Archive, AT

Association of Hungarian Travel Agencies (MUISZ), HU

State Department of Monument Protection Austria, AT


Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture Austria, AT

Marco Polo System g.e.i.e., IT

ad pirum Institute, SVN