Stone by stone pure history.

Heritage Museum Rote Mauer

The fortress Forchheim belongs to the oldest and most prominent fortifications in Southern Germany with a bastion-like defense system. It was rebuilt and expanded over the years by different prince-bishops of Bamberg – Artfully designed original crest stones give proof of 200 years of fortress history.

The HERITAGE MUSEUM in the oldest, ancient Italian bastion entertains with exciting presentations, texts and audio dramas and reconstructs everyday life of a besieged city: Would you like to know, how a plain soldier felt during a siege in the Thirty Years’ War, what a simple citizen experienced? Then you may listen to a dramatic staging.

More information about the Event Museum "Rote Mauer" can be found in our Brochure "English version of the text boards".

Experience the history of the Forchheim fortress in the authentic, historic location, preserved in the original state of the former casemate from the 16th century.

How the fortress was built