Modlin Fortress, Poniatowski Gate
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Modlin Fortress, Poniatowski Gate

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The Princes Józef Poniatowski Gate from 1836r

Modlin Fortress is one of the biggest 19th century fortresses in Poland. It is located near the town of Modlin on the Bugonarew river, 50 kilometres north of Warsaw.

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