Fortezza Hapsburg Fort
Valle Isarco, Fortezza (BZ)

Oppidum Association
Tel. +39 339 1927751 - 393 9348503
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Historical and architectural information:

The massive granite fort located just under the Stretta south of Fortezza’s artificial basin was erected between 1833 and 1839 as a defence against enemy invasions from the South. The whole building was called “Franzensfeste”, which means “Francis’s Fortress”, in honour of Austrian Emperor Francis I. The fort hasn’t carried out its original purpose for a long time now.    
Information for visits:
Opening times and fares 2007
Guided tours from June to September each Thursday at 4 p.m. (in August, every Tuesday at 4 p.m., too). Duration: about one and a half hour.

Admission fares
Adults: 6,50 Euros
Children: 3,50 Euros

Further guided tours for groups upon booking, also in other times.