Vrmac Fortress, Kotor, Montenegro
Posted by: Torgut
N 42° 25.269 E 018° 44.952
34T E 314823 N 4698991
Quick Description: An awesome old fortress, built by the Austria-Hungarian Empire in the 19th Century
Date Posted: 10/17/2011 9:41:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMCW1B
I found this fortress while walking on a hiking trail which departs from the nearby town of Kotor. The fortress is currently abandoned and it can therefore be thoroughly explored.
Kotor, then Cattaro, was a part of the Dalmatian province of the Austrian, and later the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until the end of WWI. It was an important naval port with strong fortifications.
In the ground floor there are basically dormitories and storage rooms; then, on the first floor, the gun emplacements. I don't know what kind of guns used to be there but I counted 6 or 7 emplacements, with some plates from Skoda factories. Last floor, which is basically an attic, has several machine-guns emplacements and an exit to the roof. All of this is in perfect conditions and can be explored, as I said.
There are rumors that the whole place was bought but so far no word regarding future plans.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: Late 19th century is my best bet
Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Austrian-Hungarian Empire
Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: Yes it was
What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.
Current condition: Abandoned, in good condition.
This site is administered by ----: Abandoned
If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)
Open to the public?: Open or unrestricted access.
Official or advertised web-page: Not listed
Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": Not listed
Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed
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