In order to present Europe’s forts and fortifications to a larger European public, international partners, together with EFFORTS, the European Federation of Fortified Sites and defence lines, and the Dutch foundation Stichting Liniebreed Ondernemen have formed a new yearly Europe-wide event : ‘European Fortress Day’.
In its first edition, in the European Year of Cultural Heritage, 69 fortified sites in 9 countries participated in European Fortress Day.
For centuries, fortifications have been used to fend off enemies. Today, our fortress heritage is used to welcome the public in a peaceful manner. European Fortress Day is the best way to show our Europe-wide diversity to its citizens.
Europe is a patchwork of cultural diversity, and we are connecting the dots: together and all over Europe celebrating the second European Fortress Day.
This event coincides with the European Heritage Days, therefore the European Fortress Day can take place on different dates in different countries.
JOIN US IN PUTTING EUROPEAN FORTIFIED HERITAGE ON THE MAP!