Fort XVII - Křelov The fortress is one of the best preserved parts of the imperial fortification system of Olomouc, its history dates back to 1850, when the site was visited by Emperor Franz Joseph I and Russian Tsar Nicholas. The decorative design of the main entrance to the building is designed in the style of English neo-Gothic of the Windsor type. It is a fort of permanent character built between 1850 and 1854 according to the project of Julius von Wurmba, the engineer director and chief designer of the Olomouc fortress. The complex has about 60,000m2 and is registered as an immovable cultural monument of the Czech Republic. In the fort area there is the Olomouc Fortress Museum. During the tour, you will learn about the origin and history of the fort fortification, you will see the interior of the reduit, the men's quarters, the premises of the shield caponier - the place of the last defence and other areas of the fort. The guided part of the tour ends in the exhibition of militaria, period photographs, fort plans and maps of the fort fortification of Olomouc. The tour of the earthen wall - escarps - follows. You will walk through these massive and mysterious casemates with burning torches. Separately, you can see the outer parts of the fortress, walk between the escarpa and the counter-escarpa, or see the German bunker from World War II.