COPENHAGEN: Citadel

Kastellet (Citadel) is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe. Shaped as a five-pointed star with bastions (projections from a wall that enable defensive fire in multiple directions) at its corners, the citadel was part of a ring of bastioned ramparts that used to encircle Copenhagen.

The King’s Gate to the Citadel.
The Rows, a barracks at the Citadel, which still supports military functions.
A moat encircles the fortress.
Closer look at a wall segment and the moat.
Moat guardians in training.
To us, the Citadel was a big park with great trails for hiking.
The Citadel has its own windmill, critical to supplies of flour and oats in a siege. Sixteen windmills used to stand on the ramparts of the city; this one is the last still working.
Directly across the moat on a southeast corner is St. Alban’s, consecrated in 1887, a traditional English Anglican church with a spire and stained glass windows. And picnickers.
Closer look at St. Alban’s.
Playing in the water at Churchill Park Fountain, just to the south of the Citadel.
Churchill Park Fountain.
Churchill Park

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