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  THE VISTULAMOUTH FORTRESS SURROUNDED BY WATER
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On the way from Westerplatte back to downtown Gdansk, I decided to follow the direction signs to Wisloujcie. I drove back roads to reach the invincible Vistulamouth Fortress (Twierdza Wisloujscie) in the end. it's a place for fans of real off the beaten paths, and old fortifications (15th - 17th century) put up in a pretty, picturesque scenery. Despite the fortress has been closed to visitors for years due to damages, I would come to see it from the outside again. Why? There are at least three reasons.

The fortress itself, or better to say its part I could see from the outside, and the setting of canals with boats, yachts and green space surrounding the fortifications. And it's real off the beaten path, difficullt to reach unless you have a car. Well, the fortress is well seen from the side of the Vistula river when you take a cruise from downtown Gdansk to Westerplatte. There is one more reason. It's the only maritime fortress along the southern Baltic, the coast which belongs to Danmark, Germany, Poland, Russia and Lithuania. The Vistulamouth Fortress in Gdansk was twice inscribed (1998, 2000) on the List of 100 Most Endangered Sites run by the World Monuments Watch (WMW). Thanks to the WMW funds the renovations were undertaken and they should be completed soon. The fortress is a branch of the Museum of History of Gdansk, now.


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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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