THE FORTRESS OF KAUNAS: HISTORY PRESENT SITUATION AND CONVERSION CHALLENGES

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Abstract

This article presents an overview of the history of the Kaunas Fortress, the construction of particular fortress objects, its intended use from the end of the ninth century up to the present, as well as information about the current condition of the Kaunas Fortress complex. Focus is placed on the reasons and consequences of the uniqueness of the Kaunas Fortress, and the problems and challenges related to the preservation of the unique object of fortification and its adaptation to the needs of the public. The article also contains information on the research related to the Kaunas Fortress and the conversion projects currently pending.