Border fortifications near Staré Město pod Sněžníkem These Czechoslovak border defence fortifications built over the years 1937 – 1938 against the aggression of fascist Germany, ranked at the time amongst the most efficient fortification systems in Europe.
The characteristic type of light fortifications is the so-called ‘řopík’, built in connected lines and in two of them actually in three sequences. The construction of heavy fortifications was begun in the direction of the greatest threat, and also near Staré Město which form a row of independent infantry cabins, huge steel-concrete structures with extensive underground spaces. Only six of the planned sixteen cabins were successfully completed. One should not pass up the opportunity to take a tour of the individual fortification buildings.
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