Fortified monuments of Franconia
Rosenberg Fortress is an outstanding example of a German defensive stronghold. As well as joining one of the many guided tours here, you can embark on a journey of discovery by visiting the interactive multimedia exhibition focused on fortresses in Franconia. The exhibition has several different sections presenting the compelling history of military architecture and the different functions played by fortresses such as Coburg, Kulmbach, Weissenburg, Lichtenau, Würzburg and Nuremberg. What is a fortress? How were these impressive complexes built? How did the building of fortresses change over time? Who were the most influential architects? What was life like at the fortress in times of war, but also in long periods of peace? Who lived and worked at a fortress, and how did the use of fortresses change in the 20th century? The family-friendly exhibition places particular emphasis on clear presentation and interactive elements that both excite and educate. As well as gaining an insight into the art and heritage of Kronach and Rosenberg Fortress, you will also discover that Franconia is a landscape dotted with impressive fortifications.
Tip: Rosenberg Fortress is one of many fortified monuments that have joined forces to form the European ‘Forte Cultura’ route. Find out more at