Daydream: Fort Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands


Today I came across this image – and have since been consumed with the thought of flying above Fort Bourtange just to view this unique design.  Fort Bourtange is a star-shaped fort located in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands.  It was built in 1593 under the orders of William the I of Orange.  Its original purpose was to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen, which was controlled by the Spaniards during the time of the Eighty Years’ War.  After experiencing its final battle in 1672, the Fort continued to serve in the defensive network on the German border until it was finally given up in 1851 and converted into a village. Fort Bourtange currently serves as a historical museum. (Source)




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