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|Alamut (Persian: دژ الموت) was once a mountain fortress in the arid hills by the Elburz mountains, south of the Caspian Sea, close to Gazor Khan, near Qazvin, about 100 km from present-day Tehran in Iran. Only ruins remain of this fortress today. ||02/04/2007||1,098|
|Hammershus is a massive medieval fortress ruin on the island of Bornholm. At one time Northern Europe's largest fortress the ruins are among the most significant tourist attractions on Bornholm.|
|Fortress Eben-Emael, a beautiful name for an impregnable fortress.<br> Unfortunately, less then 50 German paratroopers managed to silence the fortress in less then 15 minutes.|
In 1988, the fortress was re-opened and it became able to visit the fortress. Nowadays, a lot of work is done by the volunteers of the fortress, to give you the most realistic impression of what happened ove...
|Bomarsund is a 19th century fortress in Sund on the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea. It was built in 1832 by Russia but destroyed twenty two years later in 1854 in Crimean War by a British-French fleet. |
In the Treaty of Paris 1856, the entire Åland Islands were demilitarized, which is a status that has been preserved until this day.
|Fortress "Gerhard" is built between 1856 and 1863 as component of the Swinoujscie fortress. From 1921 till 1945, the fortress was in use by the Kriegsmarine.|
The fortress today:
Fortress "Gerhard" is nowadays a museum. It has an exhibit about the garrison life during the Interbellum and World War II.
Address:ul. Ku Morzu, Swinoujscie
|ancient mountain fortress near Turin. This building are composed of three fortress connected by a stair of 4000 steps||11/12/2006||619|
|The present Nyborg Castle's history dates back to around 1200. The dense, low tower and the basement of the castle building are the remains of the original fortress, which was surrounded by a 1.5-metre thick ring wall with semicircular corners. |
Due to its central location, the fortress became the site of the so-called Danehof assembly meetings of the nation’s most powerful men f...
|Fortress "Aniola" (Angel) is built between 1854 and 1858 as component of the Swinoujscie fortress. During the Interbellum, the fortress was modernized with gas tight armoured doors and windows. There was also a radar installation placed on top of the tower for observation.|
During the Second World War, "Aniola" was connected with other fortresses and defence wo...
|Eben-Emael was a Belgian fortress between Liège and Maastricht, near the Albert Canal, defending the Belgian-German border. Constructed in 1931–1935, it was reputed to be impregnable and at the time, the largest in the world. But on 10 May 1940, 78 paratroopers of the German 7th Flieger (later 1st Fallschirmjäger Division) landed on the fortress with gliders (type DFS 230), armed with special ...||03/06/2010||3,739|
|Built over a basaltic cone, the castle dominates the surroundings. Built in XIIIe century, the fortress belonged to the families of Murol and Estaing. It remains one of the most beautiful medieval ruins of Auvergne. The Companions of Gabriel revive the castle by refitting it, by refurnishing it and by animating it with characters in costumes. |
|The coast battery "Henningsen" (established in Fortress "Zachodni") was in service between 1940 and 1945 and consisted of four 150mm canons.|
In 1941, a concrete fire-control tower was constructed on the west wing of the fortress.
In May 1945, the garrison was evacuated.
The fortress today:
The defence work is nowadays a museum with exhibit...
|Fort Vredeburg is a fortress built by the Dutch in Yogyakarta during the colonial ages. It is located in front of Gedung Agung, one of 7 presidential palaces in Indonesia and the Sultan Palace called Kraton. It was bulit in 1765 to protect Dutch governor. It is surrounded by a trench that is still visible. |
This square-shaped fortress has 4 watch towers at its 4 corners. In the p...