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Fort Krzesławice Kraków

Krzesławice Fort in Kraków

Krzesławice Fort in Kraków
Uwagi nt. dostępności: Krzesławice Fort in Kraków -
os. Na Stoku 27B, Kraków Tourist subregion: Krakowski
tel. +48 126452714
http://www.mdkfort49.krakow.pl
Facilities at cultural sites: Photographing allowed
Type of historical sites: Fortifications, fortresses and military facilities
Located between the valleys of two rivers: the Vistula and Dłubnia Rivers. It is a typical one-embankment artillery fort. It was built in the 1870s as the wooden-earth entrenchment. Its current appearance is a result of reconstruction carried out in the years 1881–1886 and the later modernization works. The entrance gate, located in the middle of the barrack building, is flanked by the type of a small bastion, designated for close distance defence. Immediately after the outbreak of the First World War, the fort was brought to the state of combat readiness by the reinforcement of the field fortifications and abatises between the fort and the adjacent forts, and also in the fort forefront. This fort fired at the forefront of the fortress in the direction of the so-called Proszowice Route and the railway line to Kocmyrzów, running parallel to it, in November of 1914, when the Russian forces approached Kraków from northeast. Nowadays, the fort houses a Local Culture Centre.
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