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The Fortress of Brod

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Date Added: Nov 23, 2009
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Category: Castles, Manors and Citadels

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The Fortress Brod (Festung Brod in German language) is a remarkable monument of the Baroque architecture of the 18th century. In the European history of Baroque fortifications it played significant role as part of the system of fortified towns on the frontier towards Turkish Empire. Prince Eugene of Savoy designed it at the beginning of the 18th century. Although uniform in architecture the Fortress was built in three different construction stages during 18th century. Building of the fortress was finished at the time of queen Maria Theresia in seventies of the 18th century, when greater part of edifices within the fortress were finished, including a unique structure of Cavalier the greatest building of this type in fortification architecture in general.

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