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Komarom - Fort Monostor Hungary
Part of the Austro-Hungarian major fortress system Komarno (SK)/ Komarom (HU)
Area for culture, leisure and living history on both sides of the river Danube
The Fort Monostor (Fort Sandberg) was built between 1850 and 1871 and is one of the largest forts in modern history in Central Europe. The historic monument of the Classicist War, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage candidate list, offers a magnificent sight with its monumental walls made of carefully shaped and assembled stones, its ramparts and its kilometer-long casemate network.
Within its walls, Fort Monostor offers nine exhibitions on various subjects. Those interested in military history can admire weapons and huge military vehicles as remaining traces from the Cold War.
The firearms instruction hall is unique in Europe due to its age, its rarity and its unusual wall paintings. In the beautifully renovated Danube bastion there are models of military ships from the era of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The recently developed rooms in the casemates combine an interactive exhibition with an exciting adventure game.