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Bourtange – Netherlands Bourtange is a star fort and village in the Westerwolde region of the Dutch province of Groningen. It is a part of the municipality of Vlagtwedde, and lies about 32 km northeast of Emmen. The fortifications were initially built during the Eighty Years’ War (c. 1568–1648) when William I of Orange wanted to control the only road between Germany and the city of Groningen which was controlled by the Spaniards. This road followed a sandy ridge (tange) through the…

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Palmanova, Italy - The Star Fort: Italian city of Udine in Friul, i Venezia Giulia. It was built by the Venetians in 1593 and is called the star-shaped city for its polygonal to star with 9 points. 38

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NAARDEN, NETHERLANDS – a star fort in a star location

Naarden, Netherlands, Naarden, is a Spanish ‘star fort’, a walled town with fortified walls and vantage points shaped like arrow heads sticking out into a double ring of moats.

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McDonald Observatory

No trip to West Texas is complete without a Star Party at the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

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Ireland - History Hot Travel Spots -Charles Fort is the best-known historical attraction in Kinsale, Co Cork. Situated in Kinsale harbour, the star-shaped fortress is one of Ireland’s finest examples of 17th-century fortification.

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