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Fort Gorgast (GORGAST)

Idyllic Place in exciting

The fort was built from 1883 to 1889. It appears as an old bastion, due to the outwardly extending blockhouse and the gatehouse, the actual entrance to the entire building.

The fort was constructed on flat farmland and encircled with a 3-meter deep and 42-meter wide moat.

It is the best preserved outer fort of the Fortress Kostrzyn and a place for culture, events, galleries, recreation, leisure time and nature observation.

Fort Gorgast - Gorgast
bats in tunnels


Postal Adress:
Amt Golzow
Seelower Str. 14,
D-15328 Golzow
Phone: +49 (0)33472 / 669-0
Fax: +49 (0)33472 / 66913
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Fort Gorgast:

Postal Adress:
Association Fort Gorgast e.V.
Mrs. Christina Schulz
Im Fort Gorgast
D-15328 Küstriner Vorland OT Gorgast
Phone: +49 (0)33472 / 51632
Fax: +49 (0)33472 / 58139
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Opening hours year-round:
Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Additionally May through October
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Rooms of the Fort can be rented
for parties, celebrations, seminars,
conferences and music events.

Guided tours are
available with


To the order of the Imperial Cabinet in 1883, Fortress Küstrin was to receive a strong defensive ring of four forts as part of the modernization work in Germany after the Franco-Prussian war.

Gorgast, built between 1883 and 1889, is the best preserved of the external fort of the former Fortress Küstrin. As an isolated fort, it was to control the western bank of the River Oder and formed a strategic troop concentration point.

The fort was built of fair-faced brick on farmland and is surrounded by a wet 42 m wide and 3 m deep ditch. It was designed for a 310-men-garrison (200 to 300 infantrymen and 60 artillerymen) and consists of single-storey fair-faced brick buildings. They include, amongst other facilities, the socalled blockhouse, the war powder magazine, barrack blocks, and a water drawing installation (artesian well with tank), which still functions today.

The fort’s residential and working accommodation was equipped with stove heating. The vaulting over the powder magazine and the


ammunition stores was already strengthened with a layer of concrete in 1892/1893. Even though the fort was militarily outdated at its completion as a result of the advances in the development of weapons technology and changed military strategies, it chiefly served as a depot and barracks in the following years.

The fort survived the slighting of Fortress Küstrin following the First World War unscathed. Despite the fierce battles for the Seelow Heights in the
spring of 1945, Fort Gorgast, then in use as an auxiliary hospital, also survived the end of the Second World War undamaged. The fort was occupied by the Red Army, who demolished parts of the site after 1945 with explosives.

The Red Army subsequently handed it over for use by the National People’s Army of the German Democratic Republic (i.a. as ammunition store). Following the German reunification, the Gorgast Municipality obtained possession of the fort and together with the Association Fort Gorgast takes care of its maintenance and its usage as an historic monument.


Fortress events
The Military Event April
The Oderbruch Open Air
Ship model competition May
Christmas market
Trike and Bike parade in the Oder region
Art exhibitions
Role Plays
Choir meetings

Change of

The military has left the site forever. Fort Gorgast has changed its function for a peaceful and monumental future. It became a place to meet people, to relax and to organize cultural leisure time.

Culture and Art in Casemates
Today, Fort Gorgast is a monument that serves as a historical, mysterious setting for art and culture. Galleries and exhibitions can be presented, and music and literature can be discussed in a creative atmosphere. This place inspires all generations.

The Event-Fort

In spring, historical military events take place at the fort.
Under the thunder of canons, historical uniforms are presented to the public. Furthermore there are Biker meetings, concerts of all music styles
and historical roll plays. Visitors can relax at the romantic bonfire or visit the
yearly Christmas market. Fort Gorgast has interesting year-round offers
and is worth a visit!



Webmaster: Wojciech Bien | This project is part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) within the BSR INTERREG-III-B program |