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Baltic Culture and Tourism Route Fortresses


Basics facts about project

After the end of Cold War military fortresses lost their function. Some of them belong to the World Cultural Heritage.

Fortresses have a significant economic and tourist potential for the regional development. 

Granary - Modlin Fortress – photo Marek Jakuczek

In transnational cooperation of 14 fortresses ("Fort-Pool"- Kostrzyn nad Odra, Dömitz, Citadel Spandau, Fort Hahneberg, Peitz, Fort Gorgast, Kolobrzeg, Culture Park of City Fortifications, Fortress Gdansk, Historical Museum of Gdansk, Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki, Gizycko, Swinoujscie, Kaunas, Kaliningrad Oblast Administration) and 5 scientific institutions ("Brain-Pool" - European University-Viadrina Frankfurt/ Oder, Humboldt-University of Berlin, Vytautas Magnus University Kaunas, Kaunas University of Technology, Institute of Architecture and Construction, Spatial Planning Institute - Kaliningrad) a high-quality tourist product is developed to be a model for a European culture and tourism route connecting European fortresses.

The innovative project develops new marketing instruments concerning heritage compatible and economic concepts for a cultural and tourist utilization.

Morast Redoubt - Kolobrzeg

It promotes transnational scientific cooperation in monument protection same wise as creating strategies of reconstruction and nature management.

Facts to project:


Fortress cities, fortress associations, scientific institutions and universities, regional authorities and experts from Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Russia (Kaliningrad),

Approximate total project budget:  2,40 million €

ERDF: 1,77 million €

Duration: January 2005 - June 2007

Lead Partner: City Kostrzyn, Poland

Contact person:

Mrs Agnieszka Zurawska-Tatala

Tel: +48 95 727 81 24

E-mail: zurawska (at)


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