Kostrzyn Fortress

A historical unusual castle in Poland.

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Summary

Kostrzyn (Küstrin) Fortress is a massive complex of fortifications on the border of Poland and Germany. It was erected and used between the 15th and 20th centuries. Currently the most of the former fortress buildings are located on the Polish side.

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Reasons to visit Kostrzyn Fortress

  • There was an old town inside the fortress, but it was destroyed during World War II.
  • Brama Chyżańska and Brama Berlińska are the two survived gates of the fortress that have been restored and are open for visiting.
  • Within Bastion Filip there is a museum with a lot of exhibits and information about the history of fortresses over the ages.
  • Fort Gorgast on the German side is one of the smaller forts near Kostrzyn Fortress that is well-preserved and is used for tourism.

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Frequently asked questions about Kostrzyn Fortress

Why is Kostrzyn Fortress worth visiting?
  • There was an old town inside the fortress, but it was destroyed during World War II.
  • Brama Chyżańska and Brama Berlińska are the two survived gates of the fortress that have been restored and are open for visiting.
  • Within Bastion Filip there is a museum with a lot of exhibits and information about the history of fortresses over the ages.
  • Fort Gorgast on the German side is one of the smaller forts near Kostrzyn Fortress that is well-preserved and is used for tourism.
What other places worth visiting when traveling to Kostrzyn Fortress?
  • Szczecin
  • Crooked Forest
  • Świnoujście
  • Kołobrzeg
  • Christ the King Statue
  • Szczecin
  • Crooked Forest
  • Christ the King Statue
  • Kościół św. Stanisława Kostki w Chwarszczanach
  • Wolin National Park
  • Drawa National Park
  • Ruins of the church in Trzęsacz
  • Drawsko Landscape Park