This fort is one of the best preserved parts of the imperial system of fortifications of the Olomouc city. Its history dates back to 1850 when the site was visited by Emperor Franz Joseph I. and the Russian Tsar Nicholas. The decorative design of the main entrance to the building is created in the style of English Neo-Gothic of the Windsor type. It is a fort of a permanent character built between the years 1850 to 1854 based on drawings by the chief combat engineer of the Olomouc fortress Julius von Wurmb. The premises of around 60 000 m2 are listed as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic.