Fortress Tour – A brief description

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1 Red Bridge (Rothe Brücke) 2 Lower outworks (Niedere Werke) 3 Flèche (french: Fieldwork) 4 Ravelin gateway (Torravlin) 5 Tenail with Medusa-headed gateway (Grabenschere mit Medusentor) 6 Trench with a wooden ramp (Trockengraben) 7 Gate house (Torhaus) 8 Commander's house (Kommandantenhaus) 9 Strike defences (Streichwehr) 10 George's castle (Georgenburg) 11 George's battery (Georgenbatterie) 12 New armoury (Neues Zeughaus) 13 Augustus Square (Augustus-Platz) 14 Pump house (Brunnenhaus) 15 Magdelene's castle / Provisions storehouse (Magdalenenburg / Proviantmagazin) 16 Garrison church (Garnisonskirche) 17 Old barracks (Alte Kaserne) 18 Parade ground (Paradeplatz) 19 Treasury house (Schatzhaus) 20 Household garden (Nutzgarten) 21 Main guard house (Hauptwache) 22 Commander's horse stable (Kommandantenpferdestall) 23 Commander's garden (Kommandantengarten) 24 Personnel barracks (Mannschaftsbaracke) 25 Parade ground (Exerzierplatz) 26 Ammunition loading system of the battery 8 (Munitionsladesystem der Batterie 8) 27 Artillery shelter IX (Artillerieuntertreteraum IX) 28 Horn with belltower (Horn mit Seigerturm) 29 Barracks IV (Kaserne IV) 30 Hempel's corner (Hempels Eck) 31 Wartime barracks III (Kriegskaserne III) 32 People and goods lift (Personen- und Lastenaufzug) 33 Crane's plateau (Kranichplateau) 34 Bakery casemates (Bäckereikasematten) 35 Wartime barracks II (Kriegskaserne II) 36 Officer's mess (Offizierskasino) 37 Reste einer Abortanlage 38 Altes Zeughaus 39 Former castle entrance (Ehemaliger Burgeingang) 40 Zobel's corner (Zobels Eck) 41 Peacetime hospital (Friedenslazarett) 42 Artillery shed (Artillerieschuppen) 43 Wartime barracks I (Kriegskaserne I) 44 Ammunition loading system of the battery 7 (Munitionsladesystem der Batterie 7) 45 Artillery shelter VI (Artillerieuntertreteraum VI) 46 Plague casemate (Pestkasematte) 47 Watchtowers (Wachtürme) 47 Watchtowers (Wachtürme) 47 Watchtowers (Wachtürme) 48 Wartime gunpowder store (Kriegspulvermagazin) 49 Catholic chapel (Katholische Kapelle) 50 Artillery shelter V (Artillerieuntertreteraum V) 51 Abratzky’s chimney (Abratzky-Kamin) 52 King's nose (Königsnase) 53 Point of descent of the French general Henri Giraud (Abstiegsstelle) 54 Treasure casemate (Schatzkasematte) 55 Lightning oak plateau (Blitzeichenplateau) 56 Frederick's castle (Friedrichsburg) 57 Ammunition store (Geschossmagazin) 58 Parc cistern (Parkzisterne) 59 Wartime hospital (Kriegslazarett) 60 Barracks B (Kaserne B) 61 Artillery shelter I (Artillerieuntertreteraum I) 62 Dungeon (Hungerturm / Rößchen) 63-70 Battery positions 1-8 (Batteriestellungen 1-8) 63-70 Battery positions 1-8 (Batteriestellungen 1-8) 63-70 Battery positions 1-8 (Batteriestellungen 1-8) 63-70 Battery positions 1-8 (Batteriestellungen 1-8) 63-70 Battery positions 1-8 (Batteriestellungen 1-8) 63-70 Battery positions 1-8 (Batteriestellungen 1-8) 63-70 Battery positions 1-8 (Batteriestellungen 1-8)

All adults and children will find something of interest on our 9.5 ha large fortress. You should plan at least two hours for a tour of the fortress. During a guided tour you will also be able to access the 400-year old lower basement and the underground casemates.

Casemate - ital. casa matta (covered house) – cannon-proof fortress rooms.