Architectura Militaris - European Cultural Heritage
All across history, rulers conquered and subjugated foreign territories. Occupiers as well as defenders errected strongholds that, in light of continuously improving weapons technology, were built ever mightier and more sophisticated.
Fortification architecture served to defend and to protect the people, their homes and possessions, the local infrastructure and, later, even entire regions.
"Architectura Militaris" - denominates this special type of architecture, which left behind an extraordinary cultural heritage from various millenia of European history. Learn more about an exciting, little known type of architecture and its many special characteristics. It bears witness to the eventful and dramatic confrontations of ruling families, dynasties and empires, right up to the recent European past.