Experience nature, parks and gardens

At first glance, defiant fortresses do not have much to do with nature. At second glance, however, they reveal an incredible variety of flora and fauna that leaves little to be desired.

Fortress architects have always incorporated the surrounding landscape into their defence strategy. Fortresses can be found on mountain massifs, hidden in mountain passes or exposed on rivers and coasts, including breathtaking views.

But inside the high fortress walls there are also often tranquil gardens and parks that nature lovers want to explore.

Truly beautiful combinations of nature and fortress monument can be found in the Klenzepark in the Bavarian State Fortress Ingolstadt (DE) or in the Erfurt horticultural exhibition -egapark-, in which the Cyriaksburg Citadel is perfectly integrated into the garden. It houses the horticultural museum and offers a unique view of the splendour of the flowers from the old turrets. In addition, state and federal garden shows have been and continue to be organised in fortress towns such as Koblenz (2011), Torgau (2023) or Ulm (2030) was carried out.

Relax with FORTE CULTURA in the Glacis Park of the former federal fortress in Ulm or hike along fortress walls on the Rhine (Mainz), the Elbe (Torgau, Dresden, Magdeburg), the Danube (Ulm, Ingolstadt, Komarom) or the Bug (Medzhybizh).


FORTE CULTURA Nature experiences

Annweiler (DE)

Annweiler (DE)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Fortified Castle Reichsburg Trifels (DE) Fortified Castle Reichsburg Trifels (DE) Trifels Castle, the most secure castle in the empire, rises above the city of...

Dahn (DE)

Dahn (DE)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Fortified Dahn Castles (DE) Fortified Dahn Castles (DE) The Dahn Castles, in the centre of the Palatinate Forest Biosphere Reserve, include the rock castles of Altdahn, Grafendahn, Tanstein...

Dömitz (DE)

Dömitz (DE)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Citadel and fortified ideal town of Dömitz (DE) Mecklenburg's only fortified ideal town with citadel on the Elbe The Dömitz fortress - a pentagonal bulwark...

Dubrovnik (HR)

Dubrovnik (HR)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Fortified City of Dubrovnik (H) Fortified City of Dubrovnik - Pearl of the Adriatic City fortifications of the ancient maritime republic of Ragusa Dubrovnik is the "Pearl of the Adriatic" and one of the...

Gizycko (PL)

Gizycko (PL)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Boyen Fortress in the Lötzen Fortress System (PL) Prussian fortress architecture in the heart of the Masurian Lake District History you can touch in one of the most charming landscapes in Europe...

Grauerort Fortress

Grauerort (DE)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Grauerort Fortress (DE) 19th-century Prussian fortress architecture The artillery fort on the Elbe Cycle Route Grauerort Fortress is a Prussian high rampart fort on a small...

Hornisgrinde (DE)

Hornisgrinde (DE)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Hornisgrinde restricted military area (DE) Hornisgrinde bunker - 60 years of restricted military area 1939-1999 The Hornisgrinde is the highest mountain in the northern Black Forest with views as far as...

Ingolstadt (DE)

Ingolstadt (DE)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Bavarian State Fortress Ingolstadt (DE) The Schanz - major fortress system on the Danube Discover fortress history and modernity in the city of transformation Ingolstadt impresses with its...

Koblenz Ehrenbreitstein (DE)

Koblenz Ehrenbreitstein (DE)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Koblenz (DE) Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, Koblenz (DE) The Ehrenbreitstein in Koblenz is home to one of the most impressive fortifications in Europe. It offers...

Komárom (HR)

Komárom (HR)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Fort Monostor, Komárom (HU) Part of the Austro-Hungarian Grand Festival System Komárno (SK)/ Komárom (HU) A place for culture, leisure and living history on both sides of the Danube...

Königstein Fortress, Saxony (DE) ©fotofestival-sandstein

Königstein, Saxony (DE)

FORTE CULTURA Station: Königstein Fortress (DE) One of the most beautiful and powerful mountain fortresses in Europe A single visit and view of the Elbe valley convinced Napoleon of the...

Kostrzyn nad OdrÄ… (PL)

Kostrzyn nad OdrÄ… (PL)

FORTE CULTURA Station: KĂĽstrin Fortress, Kostrzyn nad OdrÄ… (PL) Prussian bulwark and once shining fortress town on the River Oder Experience history, architecture and nature in the "Pompei an...


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