Fortresses and peaks of Krivošije
Five thematic trails
… lead
to nature
full of smells of
Mediterranean, magnificent
mountain and sea views and discover
interesting and forgotten pages of history
We invite you to the adventure of visiting the Austro-Hungarian fortresses, the remnants of the defense system of the southern border of the empire. At the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, this was one of the strongest and largest defense systems in Europe. It amazes many connoisseurs with its brilliant strategic and tactical set-up. At five thematic trails, you will discover the secrets of this system and the magic of abandoned fortifications. 
  • 1. Fortresses and peaks of Krivošije
  • 2. View from the trail
  • 3. Crkvice, a forgotten military town 
  • 4. Five powerful fortresses
  • 5 . The stone guard Vladana
  • 5. The stone guard Trebinje
You are located near the former border of Austria-Hungary and Montenegro. On its most protruding part, 3 km from here, the empire built one of the most modern fortresses just before the beginning of the First World War – Dvrsnik. The fortification was part of the complex defense system of the Boka belt fortress, built to protect the port, from the sea and the land. Symbolically and really, the system could be called the “iron curtain of defense of the military port”.
Fortresses and peaks of Krivošije
Armored fortress Dvrsnik
The story about a modern fortress and a worker from Krivošije who participated in its construction.
Fortress Kom
An interesting story about the fortress and the transfer of information in the Boka system.
Fortress Stražnik
From the most beautiful small fortress, the view will reach towards Herzegovina.
Mysterious cubes
The place that hides a riddle that you need to solve.
Fortresses of Janko’s peak
The story of how, according to the customs of tribesmen from Krivošije, Emperor Francis Joseph I was welcomed in Dragalj.
Fortresses, an expensive defense system, lost their strategic significance in Europe after the First World War. Since then, they represent an exclusively tourist attraction.

FORT-NET project has linked the heritage of Austro-Hungarian and medieval fortresses into a new tourist product, with the aim of valorizing the natural and cultural heritage of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. The joint tourist offer has been developed according to the modern model of thematic trails, which has improved the quality and diversity of the overall tourist offer in the target area. The project was implemented by: the City of Ljubuški in partnership with the Development Agency ŽZH-HERAG from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Centre for Sustainable Tourism Initiatives – CSTI Montenegro and National Tourism Organization of Montenegro in the period from 2019 to 2021.

Important Note: Explore the fortresses and use the trails at your own risk.
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Improving the quality and diversity of the tourist offer based on natural and cultural heritage in the border rural areas of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.
This website is part of the FORT-NET project "From the Medieval Fortresses in Herzegovina to the Austro-Hungarian Fortresses in Montenegro" funded with the help of the European Union. The content of this website is the sole responsibility of the project partners and does not necessarily represent the views of the European Union.
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