The Fortress of Brod was constructed between 1715-1780 by the Archduchy of Austria to create a defense against the Ottoman Empire. The city of Slavonski Brod was an important strategic and traffic center controlling the border crossing towards Turkey and connecting main commercial trails at the time. The regular star-like form of the fortress was determined by the flat-country. It was built of rammed earth, bricks, wood and partially stone, and designed for the accommodation of 4,000 soldiers, mostly infantry and 150 cannons.

The Fortress of Brod was constructed according to the Vauban system. It is basically of a rectangular form, while the system of defense channels provides its star-like layout. It consisted of three defense zones: internal, external and southern, and it was protected by two moat areas, water-fed from the nearby stream.



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Slavonski Brod, Croatia
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Founded: 1715-1780
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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Bay Jing Wei (4 months ago)
Excellent place for a walk when the weather is good.
andrejleon (8 months ago)
Very beautiful and lovely place
M. Ban (11 months ago)
Happy to see things getting better and better every day . EU and the city of Slavonski Brod are investing much money to renew this fortress from the 18th century. This heritage is going to be one of the most important cultural centres in the region, with lots of different events. ???
Saša Ćosić (2 years ago)
Past as present both in value When in chance We start future What was lost and why so going NO TOGETHER WE CURING Beautiful past talking of an things of raw, now in blessing HEARTS DO MORE ***** ❤️
Marijana T. (2 years ago)
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