Fort Claudia (1645) - The strategic importance of the mountain ridge opposite Ehrenberg had long been known. He already played an important role in the reconquest of Ehrenberg in 1546.The history
An attachment was omitted due to lack of money. It was still like that in 1632 when the Swedes moved to Ehrenberg. Only years later, from 1639 to 1645, the Fort Claudia, which bears the name of this princess, was built under the Tyrolean regent Archduchess Claudia.In 1703 Fort Claudia was taken by the Bavarians, who initiated the occupation of Ehrenberg from here. In 1782 the fortress was abandoned. The old fortress was still inhabited in the 19th century and fell into disrepair after it was abandoned.
September 29, 2020
Nice hike from Heiterwang (Karlift car park) up to Fort Claudia. The first part goes up continuously on a well-paved path. From the junction from the Mühlenrundweg back down a little to Fort Claudia, however, it goes on a stony or forest path, sometimes steeply downhill. From some points you have a fantastic view of the Ehrenberg and Schlossberg fortifications.
Fort Claudia is then a good resting place with a lot of information about the now well-preserved ruins of the fort. From here you can also make a short detour to Highline 179.
After the rest, it goes back through the forest or stony path quite steeply downhill. Sturdy shoes are required here.
After crossing underneath the B179, it is easy to return to the starting point at the Karlift.
August 15, 2021
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