“Alexander Shanets” fortress was built in 1706 on the Kotlinskaya Kosa. The current View of the fort was forming in 1897-1902 when the central mortar and northern cannon batteries was built.

Schantz fort in Kronstadt

Schantz fort in Kronstadt

The central battery of the fort is mortar, along the edges there are two railway tunnels. The railway was directed from Kronstadt to the “Reef” fort, in our time the restored railway can be seen in the area of the Patriot Park .

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - railway tunnels

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - railway tunnels

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - railway tunnels

Mortar battery for 12 mortars

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - mortar battery

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - mortar battery

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - mortar battery

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - mortar battery

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - mortar battery

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - mortar battery

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - mortar battery

During the war of 1941-1945 on the Mortar Battery was built the Command Post of the Commander of the Baltic Sea Defense.

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - mortar battery

Powder magazine

On the left flank of the mortar battery is the Main Powder magazine.

Main Powder magazine

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - Main Powder magazine

Gun batteries

On the left and right flank of the fort are gun batteries. At our times, the right battery is closed for visitors.

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - Gun batteries

Schantz fort in Kronstadt - Gun batteries

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2 Aug 2018

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