Why is the Haut-Barr Castle nicknamed “The Eye of Alsace”?
A To pay tribute to the first castellan who had a glass eye
B For its 360º view of the region
C For its famous mediaeval telescope
It earned this nickname due to its strategic hilltop location, providing a panoramic view of the Bruche Valley and a significant portion of the Alsace plain. This elevated position allowed the castle to serve as a lookout and control point for the surrounding area against potential invaders.
The correct answer is For its 360º view of the region.