Fort XII "Werner" is located in Żurawica (about 7 km from Przemysl). It is part of the Przemysl Fortress.
If you're in this area it's worth seeing this place. Especially the boys will like it, because you can see a lot of military items here, look in the corners of the fort, play on the playground, or run in the moat.
A little bit of history ...
The fort was built during the years 1882-1886. In 1883 it was attached to ring the Fortress defense of Przemysl, which in the time of the First World War became known as one of the largest in the world. With two hundred fortresses in existence in Europe it was arguably the third largest (after Antwerp in Belgium and Verdun in France). The Przemysl fortress has been defended for the longest of all, as many as for 179 days. It effectively blocked the way for Russian troops towards the west. It surrenered only when the defendants ran out of food and further defense was no longer possible.
You should know...
The main strength of the fort Werner was artillery, deployed on the position of the main shaft and separated from each other by crossing shafts, fulfilling additionally the role of shelters. The crew of the fort had counted 310 soldiers and six officers. The fort is named in honor of the first Commander of the Stronghold - Antoni Werner.
The fort has been preserved in a very good condition - the damage is estimated at about 10%. On the fort's grounds you can see shelters, caponiers on the moat and the moat along the wall itself.
How to get there?
- when taking the route Przemysl - Radymno you'll have to turn right at the intersection in Żurawica
- Then at the Municipal Office, turn left into the fortress road.
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Fort XII "Werner" ul. Forteczna 20 37-710 Żurawica k/PrzemyślaGallery:
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