Fortress Active

Conquer Fortified Cultural Heritage sportily


Right in the vicinity of fortresses, there are more and more attractive offers for sporting activities or just for watching – hiking, running, skating, biking, climbing or paddling.


In that way, the fortress system Peschiera on the banks of lake Garda (IT) becomes a venue for the rowing race „Palio della Mura“ when teams in gondolas paddle through the water-filled main ditch which separates the old Venetian defensive system from the mainland.


The ‚Silver Mountain‘ – the fortress Srebrna Gora in Silesia (PL) - has a wide range of special sport events. These include, inter alia, the Motorcycle-Rally, the „St. Florian Run” (Cross Country championships) and the marathon “Master of Silver Mountain”.


In addition to attractive sport programmes of single fortresses, there are many ways for ‘sporty journeys’ along the fortress routes. The ‘Elbe Cycle Route’ or the ‘Danube Cycle Route’, for instance, will lead you to many interesting and impressive Fortified Monuments. Find further information under travel recommendations.


Important sport venues

  • Fortified System Peschiera del Garda (IT)
  • Fortified Ideal City Palmanova (IT)
  • Fortress Srebrna Gora (PL)