Ram Fortress

Legend has it that the Turkish sultan was amazed by the beauty of this place, spread a prayer rug (ihram), prayed, fell asleep and woke up, feeling reborn. Then he said “On the place of this ihram of mine, build me a city” – and that is how Ram got its name. Recently, the fortress was completely renovated, and in addition to the magnificent views of the wide Danube, the view of the sunset from Ram was ranked as one of the most beautiful in Europe by a variety of famous magazines.

The history of the fortress

Historical sources say that today’s fortress is the work of Bayezid II and that it was built at the end of the 15th century. It was built for defence against close combat weapons and heavier weapons such as cannon. The towers still have visible cannon holes, and Ram is considered a true artillery fortification.

Donjon tower

The Donjon tower is the main and tallest of the five towers of Ram Fortress. The commander of the fortress lived here and it represented the last line of defence. For this reason, access to the tower was extremely difficult.

Ancient tomb

In the middle of the fortress, there is an ancient-Byzantine building of circular shape, without a visible entrance. Looking at the shape, construction method and size, it was probably a tomb. The size also indicates the importance of the person buried there.

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