Star-shaped fortification

When you look on a map of København, Denmark, you might be surprised by seeing a star-shaped structure in the north of the city – not far away from the little mermaid. It is a fortification protecting the harbour of the city and it was finished in 1667: the Kastellet. The military area is very well preserved and includes a system of moats. Today you can visit it freely through the gates and on wooden bridges.

The Kastellet is a nice destination even if you’re not interested in military history. You can enjoy walks on the fortification walls and have good views on the harbour. It seems like the most important usage of this place is nowadays for running: a lot of people are doing their exercises here.

Kastellet 1
2100 København

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