Daibau International has launched a public call for cities in Slovakia to promote architectural heritage. The aim of the project "Slovak Architectural Monuments", in which the City of Komárno and our Fortress, are involved, is to highlight the beauty of...
Welcome to the Fortress in Komárno!
Welcome to the website dedicated to the biggest historic monument in the city of Komárno – national cultural monument, the „Fortress“.
This unique fortified building is the most expansive system of fortifications in Central Europe, which is situated both in the Slovak Republic and in Hungary. The oldest part, the so-called Old Fortress, was built in the 16th century on the site of the former mediaeval castle. In the 17th century it was expanded by the so-called New Fortress. After the two devastating earthquakes in the 18th century, the Fortress lost its military character. However, due to the military expedition of the French Emperor Napoleon I, it was restored, upgraded and expanded to the largest fortification system of the Austro-Hungarian Empire at the beginning of the 19th century, which, if necessary, could accommodate 200,000 soldiers.
The military function of the Fortress was preserved long after the fall of the Monarchy. In 2003, it became the property of the Town of Komárno. Since then, it has been gradually restored and its gates are open to the general public all year round.
2. Komárno Military Feasts – Competition in cooking dishes from 19. century on an open fire
Competition rules 1. NATURE AND PURPOSE OF THE COMPETITION Pro Castello Comaromiensi n.o. and the Monostor Fortress in 2021 organized an event called "Komárno military feasts - presentations of combat equipment and gastronomy from the period 1848/49", supported by the...
Evaluation of the Castles & Regions project
CASTLES & RAGIONS 1 October 2020 - 31. March 2022 PROJECT OBJECTIVE The main objective of the project was to create a cooperation between the castles and fortresses of the V4 countries and the Western Balkans region in which they could fully exploit their...