Österreichische Gesellschaft für Festungsforschung


The Austrian Society for Fortification Research (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Festungsforschung – OeGF) was established to create a coherent scientific documentation about the Habsburgs’ monarchy fortification system between 1815 and 1918

Covering the territory of 12 successor nations, this variety is also reflected by its members, who are specialising in certain regions and construction periods.

Another aim of the society is the usage of our research results for conservation/utilisation projects involving Austrian fortifications. The projects are supported on a professional level with the specialised know how of the OeGF..

Aside of this, our main instrument of communication is the OeGF website, where research results are presented in a very condensed way. Additionally our members are also involved in giving lectures or publishing books in order to increase the public awareness about Austro-Hungarian fortifications.

Representative: Dr. Reinfrid Vergeiner, Vizepräsident