King Friedrich Wilhelm I Fort

Kaliningrad, Russia

The King Friedrich Wilhelm I Fort (Fort Nr. 3), originally known as Quednau, was the largest fort of Königsberg fortification system. The fort was situated at the top of a height and surrounded by dry ditch. There were embrasures for defensive fire. In time of Kongsberg Storm the Fort was of severe resistance. Garrison remains was captured on the 9th of April 1945. After the WWII there was the army division in the Fort. Archeologists have found more than 30 000 objects from the ex- museum “Prussia”, when the division left.



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Founded: 1872-1884
Category: Castles and fortifications in Russia

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Roman Titov (2 years ago)
Historical memorial about World War and human sacrifice. Sad and dark atmosphere.
Saidah Jules (2 years ago)
Would definitely recommend to visit! If you like history.
Tiffany Mack (3 years ago)
Very interesting and bigger than I thought. Worth a visit!
Alessandro Amorati (3 years ago)
This fortress is part of a ring of fortressess arou d the city of Kaliningrad. You can take an audioguide, but when we come they just put the audioguides on charge. So we entered and walked alone through the fortress. There were sone panel informations about the Sovoet war agaonst germans and the take of Koeningsberg. Ubfortunately it was only in Russian. So the whole visit can take less than 30 minutes.
Valeria Atamanova (3 years ago)
Really an amazingly kept historical place, where you can easily spent up to two hours enjoying the exhibition or just wondering around, exploring the site. It’s pretty cold inside even on a hot day, so better be prepared for this. The entry fee is 150₽, totally worth it.
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