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Kastellet

Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Kastellet

Kastellet in Copenhagen was constructed in 1663 under King Frederik III, after the original fort on the site was compromised by a Swedish attack in 1658. It was partially rebuilt again in the nineteenth century when the distinctively star-shaped building, flanked by a moat, served as a prison.

During the Second World War, Kastellet was used as a base by German forces whilst they occupied Copenhagen.

Today, still in a great state of preservation, Kastellet is a military base. Its grounds have been turned into a park, which is open to the public, although there is no access to the inside of the fortification.

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