"Watch commander ... out of the fortress" Bourtange Things to Do Tip by Pavlik_NL

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  House of the watch guards commander
by Pavlik_NL

Outside the fortress core Bourtange, on islands within the outer defense works, are some buildings. One used to be a barrack for the guards and a seperated building for the commander of the guard. This platoon of the detachment of soldiers that were stationed in Bourtange, were a roulating group. One week for each group, that had the duty to scout the countryside around the fortress and secure the gates on the outer side. They were responsible to signal possible intruders in as soon as possible, so the right descisions could be made if an attack was imminent. Therefore it was logic that their position was just outside the village itself.

Directions: follow the road a bit through the outer buildings until the outer bridge
Website: http://www.bourtange.nl

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  • Updated Apr 8, 2005
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