|High above the Old Town of Kronach rises the Rosenberg Fortress. With an area of 23.6 hectares it is considered to be the largest fortifications in Germany. |
The almost completely symmetrical, model fortress complex has evolved over the centuries, surrounded even today by a complex of walls, moats, buildings, and gates. The various stages of building are clearly recognizable - the medieval keep towering over the walls and the 15th and 16th century towers as well as the pentagonal Late Baroque bastion - reflecting the ever new challenges that had to be met in the construction of defensive bulwarks throughout the ages.