This overview, offered by Customaps, gives a vertical view of Fort Bourtange - a star fort in the village of Bourtange, Groningen, Netherlands. It was built in 1593 under the ruling of William the Silent and its original purpose was to control the only road between itself and Germany. Groningen was controlled by the Spaniards during the time of the Eighty Years' War and after its final battle in 1672, the Fort continued to play an important role in the defense network that was located by the German border. It was finally given up in 1851 as living conditions began to deteriorate.
To combat this growing problem, the local government decided, over a hundred years later in 1960, to restore it to its 1740–50 appearance and turn into a historical museum. The Fort remains a museum to this day.
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