Bouda Artillery Fortress
It is one of the five completed artillery forts in the Czech Republic, which were built as part of the construction of the Czechoslovak fortifications against German troops. Bouda Fortress can be found approximately 7 km west of the town of Králíky and about 7 km north of Jablonné nad Orlicí.
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Interesting facts Bouda Artillery Fortress
Today, the Bouda Fortress is the largest museum of Czechoslovak fortifications in the Czech Republic. Its operation is conducted in the artillery fortress Bouda, which was built as part of the Czechoslovak fortress system between 1935 - 38.
It was built on the Bouda hill near the villages of Těchonín, Dolní Boříkovice and Lichkov in the territory of today's Pardubice region. The fortress consists of a total of five buildings, built in IV. degree of Roman resistance, ie. the highest. Towards the enemy are reinforced concrete walls, 3.5 m thick, which were supposed to be resistant to all weapons that were known at the time.
In the area in front of the log cabin K-S 22a, which is the only surviving object of this type, we find today a 5-barrel armored bell fortification.
Visitors can see the largest collection of shots, armor elements and shards that were torn out during the occupation in the huts. There are also examples of ammunition, equipment or wagons from the underground narrow-gauge railway, which has been preserved to this day.
There is also a place of reverence in memory of the murdered border guards who fell here between the autumn of 1938 and the spring of 1939.
If you go to the Bouda fortress by car, you can park it at the cottage on Suchý vrch, where there is also a lookout tower, and from there follow the red marked hiking trail. If you travel by train, you can get off at the Mladkov stop and from there follow the red road to Suchý vrch. You can also get here from Lichkov or Těchonín. The complete tour lasts about 1.5 hours, shortened to 40 minutes. It is also possible to take an above-standard tour for 5 hours or a large circuit for 2.5 hours.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová