Reposaari Fortress

Pori, Finland

Reposaari Fortress (Reposaaren linnakepuisto) was a coastal defence system built in the 1930s. It was designed to protect the important harbor of Pori against Russian fleet. The stronghold area is about 20 hectares and consists of two gun positions, magazines, dugouts, trenches etc. Wooden buildings have been reconstructed in the 1990-2000s.

During the Winter War Reposaari Fortress eliminated one Russian bomber and heckled several bombing operations. Finnish Defence Forces used the fortress until 1964. Today the area is restored and open to the public.

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Reposaari, Pori, Finland
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Founded: 1930s
Category: Castles and fortifications in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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Sam Pentti (6 months ago)
Awesome gang across the island full.
Maria Lampolahti (10 months ago)
Lovely cliffs and clean water!
Carola Sand (2 years ago)
A quiet little old-fashioned town with wooden houses and a rich history. This really nice and cozy little summer town is well worth a visit.
Jaana Honkala (2 years ago)
A lovely peaceful place. The soul rests when sitting on the rocks watching the sea stormssky
Jyrki lindström (3 years ago)
Kaunis paikka. Kesäisin myös idyllinen kahvila herkkusuille.
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