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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Founded: 1715-1780
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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Marijana T. (4 months ago)
Super
Irfan Kafedžić (4 months ago)
Ok.
Matej Mandek (5 months ago)
Cool. Can't wait to see what it'll look like after the planned renovation.
Alicia May (6 months ago)
Huge parking spot basically in the middle of the town. We stayed with our camper over night and everything was fine
Ivan Buljan (7 months ago)
Very lovely place to visit, not it the best shape, but gives you the right feel about 19 th century. You can visit a gallery and very soon a museum of Croatian foklor instruments. Definitely visit if in Slavonski Brod.
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