Journal of Martial Arts Anthropology

Abstract - Adaptation of fortress-type sites for cultural tourism

The study discusses key issues related to the use of historical fortified installations and complexes in tourism. The introduction reviews the context, the scope of problems and previous detailed analyses contained in Polish literature connected with this topic. In its main part the article focuses on two aspects, which have been rarely taken into consideration so far with reference to this group of tourist attractions: the concept of a particular tourism product and integration of a military site with the sightseeing options available locally. Theoretical concepts presented in other works by this author have been limited here to an essential minimum, whereas the key element, and a significant novelty of this text is a comparative functional list of both key modules contained in a theme-oriented product and associated services. The latter part of the article is designed as a tool for developing a modern product of cultural tourism.