Star Fort at Bourtange

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Fort Bourtange is a remarkable star-shaped landmark built in 1593 in Groningen, Netherlands. Controlled by the Spaniards during the Eighty Years’ war, the fort became a village in 1851, and now serves as an historical museum. The star shape is surrounded by a series of canals and lakes that serve as moats.  It’s a fantastic reminder of the power of design and engineering that goes back over 400 years.

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Photo by Dennis Kopp

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