Castle of Leiden: Exploring History in VR 360 | 2 May 2023 Part 2
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Meta Quest Pro with stereoscopic color passthrough, Pico 4 (monoscopic color passthrough).
Quest 2, Valve Index (monoscopic black and white passthrough).
Passthrough is not compatible yet for Oculus Link cable.
1. **Location:** The Burcht van Leiden is situated in the heart of Leiden, near the center of the city.
2. **History:** It is one of the oldest extant structures in Leiden, dating back to the 11th century. The mound was constructed as a defensive fortification, providing a vantage point for monitoring the surroundings and as a refuge for the local population during times of danger.
3. **Appearance:** The Burcht is a circular earthen mound with a diameter of approximately 35 meters (115 feet) and a height of about 9 meters (30 feet). It is surrounded by a moat and offers panoramic views of the city.
4. **Access:** Visitors can access the Burcht and climb to the top to enjoy the views. The entrance is through a gatehouse.
5. **Purpose:** Today, the Burcht serves as a historic site and a symbol of the city's rich history. It's a popular spot for tourists and locals alike to visit and appreciate both its historical significance and the scenic views it offers.
6. **Events:** Occasionally, events and exhibitions are held at the Burcht, and it is also a picturesque spot for picnics and leisurely walks.
If you plan to visit Leiden or are interested in its history, the Burcht van Leiden is definitely worth exploring.