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Fortified area in Kostrzyn nad Odrą has long history: In 12th century it was Polish fortress. Margraviate of Brandenburg built proper castle 1535-1571 and it was expanded to regions largest fortress. Frederick the Great was imprisoned in Kostrzyn 1730-1731. Russian troops destroyed fortress during the Seven Year War and Napoleon troops did it again in 1814. After that Germans upgraded it to Fort Küstrin (including additional fortresses along the river), to protect invades from east, but lost area to Poland after WWI. In WWII fortress was demolished by bombing. Now some of it's outer walls has been restored and there's also a museum.
You can leave your bike front of the hotel and walk to the fortress behind the building. Walking distance to restored walls are about 500 m.
References & more info:
http://www.kuestrin.de/ (in German)
Cache by: Maaemo & gozamite
Admire the view to the Germany from the highest point of the restored walls.
|Published :||29/06/2016 (d/m/y) 06:59|
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