Fort Swoszowice

Swoszowice ()

Fort Swoszowice is one of the best preserved elements of the outer ring of the Kraków Fortress. Built in 1897–98 to guard the road between Swoszowice and Wróblowice, the design, a two-level artillery fort with four metal turrets with cannons, was very modern for the time. At the outbreak of the First World War it had a crew of 130, including three officers. The civic museum of military affairs opened here in 2013 and now houses a large collection of militaria and exhibits connected to the history of the Kraków Fortress.