Fort Bourtange - Bourtange NL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member goof390
N 53° 00.405 E 007° 11.521
32U E 378690 N 5874550
Fort Bourtange - Bourtange NL Festung Bourtange - Bourtange NL
Waymark Code: WMKCVY
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Date Posted: 03/22/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Charter Member briansnat
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Fort Bourtange - Bourtange NL

Near the German border, in the beautiful Westerwolde (Southeast Groningen),
is the fortress Bourtange. A unique historic fortification that has no equal.
Present and past go perfectly together in this small, cosy fortress town.

In 1580 William of Orange gave the order to build a fort on the sand ridge in the
Bourtanger moor, on the border of modern Germany. On the order of William Louis of
Nassau the fortress was raised in 1593. Between 1593 and 1851 Bourtange was an
important fortress

The fort is accessible at all times.

Festung Bourtange - Bourtange NL

In der Nähe der deutschen Grenze im wunderschönen Westerwolde ( Süd-Ost –Groningen )
liegt die Festung Bourtange. Sie ist ein unvergleichbares historisches Verteidigungsbauwerk.
Die Festung Bourtange ist in jeder Hinsicht einmalig.Gegenwart und Vergangenheit gehen Hand
in Hand in der kleinen gemütlichen Festungsstadt.

Im Jahre 1580 gab Willem von Oranien den Auftrag, auf einem Sandrücken mitten im Moor, an
der Grenze zu Deutschland, ein Fort anzulegen.
Im Jahre 1593 wurde durch Willem Ludwig von Nassau mit dem Bau der Festung begonnen.
Zwischen den Jahren 1593 und 1851 war Bourtange eine wichtige Festung.

Die Festung ist jederzeit zugänglich.
The year the "Fort" was constructed or started.: 1593

Name of "Country" or "Nation" that constructed this "Fort": Netherland

Was this "Fort" involved in any armed conflicts?: I don't know

What was the primary purpose of this "Historic Fort"?: Used for defence of a border or land claim.

Current condition: In very well-preserved condition

This site is administered by ----: Vesting Bourtange, W. Lodewijkstraat 33, 9545 PA Bourtange

If admission is charged -: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Open to the public?: Open or unrestricted access.

Official or advertised web-page: [Web Link]

Link to web-site that best describes this "Historic Fort": [Web Link]

Link if this "Fort" is registered on your Countries/ State "Registry of Historical Sites or Buildi: Not listed

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