Have you ever heard about Kaliningrad? Kaliningrad is a misterious and discrepant city. You can come across gothic cathedrals and Russian temples, ancient German bastions and Soviet - Era monuments, ruins of destroyed during the World War II buildings and modern blocks.. Give yourself a virtual trip to a wonderful region of mistery - Kaliningrad - and it will reveal its secrets!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Sights. FASCINATING FORTRESS SYSTEM.
The uniqueness of the Kaliningrad Fortress system comes from the mostly well preserved site, a complete brick stone architecture, the visibility of the fortress structure and of the fronts in the city’s ground plan, the massiveness of its walls, the one of-a-kind gate architecture and the massive rings of the outer forts and intermediate works.
The Kaliningrad Fortress System
The system mainly consists of the fortress gates that belong to the enceinte, the walls and the fronts as well as the outer forts.
The Northern Front
The Lower Grolman‘s Front: Bastion Lithuania, Envelope Lithuania / Copper Pond, fronted by the place d’armes and Reduit, the main wall between the Bastions Lithuania and the Copper Pond, the Reduit caponiers and Raveline Sackheim and the Upper Copper Pond.
The Lower Krauseneck Front: The main wall between the Observatory Bastion and Pregel River (in the section of the main wall with the Bastions Butterberg and Laak).
The Southern Front
The Brandenburg Front: Fort Friedrichsburg with protecting envelope, the connecting front, the Railway Salient, the Old Garden Bastion, and Bastion Brandenburg.
Gate of the Friedrichsburg Castle
The Haberberg Front: Bastion Haberberg, Ravelin Haberberg, Cavalier Haberberg, Ravelin Friedland, Cavalier Friedland and Bastion Pregel.