FROM BALT I C TO ADR IAT I C SEA
Fortress Monostor is a part of the fortress
system of Komárno (SK)/ Komárom (H)
across the river Danube. It was built to
defend the Austrian territories and the ca-
pital Vienna against Turkish troops in the
16th century. In the last 100 years, the
fortress has served mainly as a garrison.
Right now the Hungarian fortresses offer
space for exhibitions and festivals.
On the embankment of the river Odrą and
Warta, in the 15th century, was built the
Fortress Cüstrin. In the following centu-
ries, the Fortress was extended to a for-
tified city with a garrison and additional
forts. At the end of the Second World War
the fortified town was completely destro-
yed. Today it's a memorial that let's one
feel the destructive power of war, some-
what like Pompeii. The City manages the
reconstruction effort and organises some
Lviv region’s strategic position as the
gateway to the Carpathians has caused
it to change hands many times over the
centuries. Many famous and important
fortifications are located in this region.
Fortress systems from the 19th century
like the eastern part of Premysl and Lviv’s
citadel are a testimony to the Habsburg-
Hungarian epoch. A plethora of fortified
castles, a fortified Ideal City like Brody
and other fortifications attracts many tou-
rists to the region.
Component of Fortress
Fortified Ideal City
Regional Defence System
Medieval Walled Town
Medieval Castle/ Palace
500 - 1500 a.C. - Medieval Age
1500 - 1918 a.C.
UNESCO World Heritage
UNESCO Tentative List
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Fortress System Komarom
Fortress System Kostrzyn n.O.
Fortress System Lviv
The fortress Petersberg, formed as a cita-
del to protect and control the city of Erfurt
is today a peaceful and beautiful place.
Most of the defence architecture has been
preserved. From the reconstructed walls
and bastions, visitors may observe the
picturesque medieval parts of the city.
Gardens and flower-beds atop of walls
and bastions offer relaxation and recrea-
tion in this enchanting historical setting.
Museums and guided tours explain the
prominent role of the fortress in the last
Citadel Petersberg Erfurt