Baltic Fort Route
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)


Project Information

INTERREG III-B- 6th call

- Main Features -


Network for development and economic utilisation of cultural heritage, creating trans national culture and tourism products, promoting scientific co-operation

- Start project -

 For thousands of years man has built fortresses for his protection. Exciting military architecture has been developed in recent centuries that belongs both to the World and to the European Cultural Heritage. Many of these fortifications were in military use until the end of the Cold War. They are extensively damaged.

Fortress Vistulamouth
Fortress Vistulamouth

Project programme and work packages Project Information Under the EU funding project “Baltic Culture and Tourism Route Fortresses” – The Baltic Fort Route – 19 partners from 4 nations are seeking to promote the transformation of historical fortifications into centres of culture, art, leisure, tourism and fascinating nature, in line with the philosophy “From war to peace”, “From closed mystery locations to public living space” and “From military to cultural”.


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