Days of the Nysa Fortress
Dni Twierdzy Nysa
Herman Krzysztof fortress, Nysa (Opole voivodeship)
a spectacular time travel back to the time of the Napoleonic Wars, following the glorious army of the great "little corporal" Napoleon marching once more towards an amazing Polish town to smash the Prussian garrison and conqueri an imposing fortress. Living history displays, guided tours, workshops, plenty of live-in activities, and the great reenactment of the battle of 1807 performed by historical reenactors from Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Ukraine...
Geographical, cultural and historical context
Nysa, situated on the Nysa Kłodzka river, in the Opole Voivodeship, is one of the oldest towns in Silesia. It was probably founded in the 10th century and afterwards became the capital of a principality of its name. In 1807, during the Napoleonic Wars, the Nysa Fortress, an enormous citadel built by Prussian King Frederic II, was taken by the troops of Napoleon. To commemorate this event, every year the remains of the Fortress host the Days of Nysa Fortress.
Event description and programme
The historical military camp is set up in an authentic surrounding of the fortress, illustrating daily activities and battle preparations. The soldiers from historical groups of Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary and Belarus march through the city streets in a historic parade, in the uniforms of the regiments of the Napoleonic Wars period. The siege of the fortress and the battle between the French and Prussian troops are displayed in a spectacular reenactment. Several lectures and conferences are held for the fans of the Napoleonic period.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Society Friends of the Nysa Fortifications and the Town
Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Fortyfikacji Twierdza Nysa
Address: Piastowska 19, 48-300 Nysa, Poland
Tel.: +48 695 355 438
Nysa Town Council / Urząd Miejski w Nysie
Address: 48-300 Nysa, ul. Kolejowa 15, Poland
Tel.: +48 77 4080500 | Fax: +48 77 4332705
The Nysa Stronghold and Nature Park
Tourist information Office Nysa
Address: St. Jadwiga Bastion, 19 Piastowska street, 48-300 Nysa, Poland
Tel.: +48 (77) 433 49 71 | +48 602 654 128
Image: Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Fortyfikacji Twierdza Nysa
Text sources: Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Fortyfikacji Twierdza Nysa, Wikipedia
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