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Location DB > Germany > Nordrhein-Westfalen > Köln > Fortress VII
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Fortress VII
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created by sys104 on 5/8/2004 7:19 PM
last modified by sys104 on 5/8/2004 8:17 PM
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Fortress, located in the so called military ring in Köln- Zollstock.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Closed
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
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Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen
Germany
Owner: ?
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1875
    Closed: 0
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     History
    Fortress VII (Komar) was built between 1875 and 1878 and subsequent put in action immediately.

    Through creation of the explosiveness shell, however, forced to modernize the fort already few years later, which occurred to extensive conversions in the year 1889. In the connection to the throat ditches so-called connection batteries were built, in which in total four 12 cm- cannons, four 12 cm- mortars, four short 15cm-cannons as well as six 15 cm- ring cannons in position were brought. On the gun banks in the inner one of the fort six stood besides 9 cm- cannons as well as four long 15 cm. The throat and spitz ditch safeguarded in addition still in total 8 cm- cannons. A small railway was placed through the throat ditch in order to be able to supply the right and left battery with ammunition. Was practiced then already on the military training areas of Wahner as well as Elsenborn in the Eifel, where one marched on foot.

    The last and largest conversion found out the fort, however, first immediately before the 1st world war, than one on the right page about the latrines of the throat barracks a so-called "space pranks" built. This was an artillery bunker with external walls up to 4 meters thick and with guns that could cover the space between fort VII and fort VI loads. In turn a bunker constructed in an identical fashion was in the fort VI, thus all idea location lines were sealed off hermetically. The fact that in the year 1908 the Schlesw.- Holst. Foot artillery Reg. no. 9 "moved in", gives basis to the assumption, that this last modernization between 1905 and 1908 occurred since in the year 1905 a fortress general staff inspection was carried out by General Moltke. After statements of older time witnesses there are supposed to have been then large linking tunnels, however this could not still be proved up to now since no entrances were found up to now.
     Media Coverage
    http://www.crifa.de/2003-fort7.php3
     Future Plans
    The Fort VII GesmbH want to turn the complex in some hotels and restaurents...looks weird to me.
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    Sat, May 8th, 2004
    posted by sys104
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    Tue, Jan 5th, 2010
    posted by Napoleoninrags
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     Web Links
    If you want to see some nice inside views and blueprints, go to http://www.koelner-festungsring.de/Kaiserzeit.htm and scroll down to "Fort VII"!


    http://www.crifa.de/buch-fort7.php3
    http://www.koelner-festungsring.de/fort_vii.htm (german)
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 1/6/2010 4:53 AM.

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  • on Jan 6 10 at 4:53, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 5 10 at 22:24, Napoleoninrags updated gallery picture Koln8
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Lost in Fort VII (video)komradkamera09573/15/2010 5:11 AM by komradkamera
    You must log in for this feature to work.freaksNapoleoninrags0112211/24/2009 7:32 PM by Napoleoninrags
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