Castles, Chateau, Strongholds
In this next part we must deviate from purely prehistoric fortifications. This is due to the fact that localities that have so far been identified in our territory as the seat of prehistoric cultures were extensively used at the time of the arrival of Slavs to our territory and new fortifications were again erected on the remains of prehistoric cultures. the first princely and royal castles stood on them in the form of strongholds, and on many of them there are castles or their abandoned ruins to this day. So we will try to transfer to the deep past and, if possible, connect it to the present.
Brief history of the town and castle Loket.
Few visitors to the center of Olomouc realize that it is located in the middle of the second largest fortress complex in our country.
How Olomouc finally became an impregnable fortress.
Dear colleagues. With this work, I would like to start a cycle of works on prehistoric and early medieval fortifications here on our forum ...
The Late Stone Age was followed by the Late Stone Age. This period is sometimes called the Eneolithic and then the time when the metallurgy of the first metal, namely copper, was mastered.
During the last two and a half thousand years, from today to the past, several waves of settlement and the extinction of various cultures have appeared in our territory. These cultures, or perhaps human communities, built fortified places called fortifications in their defense. Today we will look at the oldest documented period, namely the time of the people of the garbage dumps and the Celtic settlement of our country.
The early Middle Ages in our history and the embodiment of this time in fortification architecture.
In the 18th century, three massive bastion fortresses were built in Bohemia: Hradec Králové ( 1766-1789 ), Terezín ( 1780-1790 ) and Josefov ( 1781-1791 ), whose task was to protect the northwestern border of the Austrian Empire against a possible Prussian invasion. How they fulfilled this task is the content of this article ...
The Ostrava region is not a very popular place for tourists, but those interested in military history have the opportunity to see at least three interesting places - the Darkovičky fortification complex, the World War II memorial in Hrabyně and the birthplace of General Píka.