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Monostori Erõd (Fort Monostor)

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DescriptionFort Monostor at Komárom is the largest military fortress of the 19th century in Central Europe, built by the Austrian Empire. As an important element of the Komárom defensive line protecting the Danube and Vienna, the fortress was built after the defeat of the 1848-49 Hungarian Revolution and Independence War. The complex system of strange buildings, bastions, sophisticated trenches and well hidden gun-shelters shows the highest military technology of its age. Nearly 30.000 sqm underground spaces around an immense courtyard could shelter, feed and treat many thousands of soldiers for a long time. The Fort had never been fought in battel. After WW II., it was occupied by the Soviet Army and used as a munition magazine. Follownig the whitdrawal of the Soviet troops in 1990, this outstanding historic monument of the military architecture was open to the public. To exploit the unique architectural spaces and the favourable location, a developement project for a regional cultural-tourist attraction was started in 2000. The groups of visitors are guided through the maze of barracks, training-halls, bakery, hospital, stables, remises, cannon-bases, tunnels and other surprising places. A small museum provides better understanding of the Komárom fortification system.
AddressDunapart 1.
Monostori Erőd Kht.
Dunapart
HU-2900 Komárom
Komárom-Esztergom
Hungary
Fax3634540582
Tel.3634540582
Tel.3634540583
E-mailinfo@fort-monostor.hu
E-mailpohlmullner.jozsef@fort-monostor.hu
Linkwww.fort-monostor.hu
Linkwww.komarom.hu
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