Fortress of Komarno
Fortress of Komarno in tentative UNESCO list
Fortress of Komarno is in tentative UNESCO list as - System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Vah in Komarno – Komarom from 2002.
The fortress of Komarno is situated on the unique strategic location - the confluence of the rivers Danube and Vah – the longest Slovak river. The strategic importance of the fortress locality was already founded by the Romans, who had built the fortifications along the Danube river. In its time the fortress of Komarno was the largest and strongest defense construction of Austria-Hungarian Empire. Besides the old and new fortress, the construction consists of the Palatine and Vah defensive lines of fortified bastions. Smaller sentinel fortresses are located in the Komarom city in the Hungarian territory. The fortress of Komarno was never captured, either in the Turkish wars of the 16th and 17th centuries or in the revolutionary years of the 19th century.
Komarno Fortress on Map
Siege of Komarno Fortress by the Turks in 1594