The Kastellet is a well-preserved Renaissance citadel in the form of a star fortress (pentagram with bastions at its corners) located at the northeastern end of Copenhagen. The Kastellet is surrounded by a moat which nowadays is a park with trees. It was part of the ring of bastioned ramparts which in the past surrounded Copenhagen but of which only the ramparts of Christianshavn are left today. The entrance to the Kastellet is free. Inside there are a number of buildings (soldier barracks, a church, military staff headquarters, some windmills). The Kastellet was built in the 17th century.
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