A New Labyrinth at St. Alfons Würzburg (Germany)

There is one more labyrinth in Würzburg, in the monastery gardens behind the church Saint Alfons. It is a Knidos labyrinth for which I could make the design. So we have a classical 7-circuit labyrinth with a larger centre.

The Knidos Labyrinth at St. Alfons

The Knidos Labyrinth at St. Alfons

Here the technical data which are not the most important things for a labyrinth, but which are in the area of my competence as a geometer: The dimension between axes (paths) amounts to 70 cm, the centre has the fourfold of the path width, therefore 2.80 m. The square over the four turning points has also 2.80 m. The whole diameter amounts to 12.60 m, calculated with 18 x 0.70 m. The way into the middle is 166 m long, the boundary lines are 188 m long.

The labyrinth lies in a nice flower meadow which is separated by a beech hedge from the surrounding garden. Soon it will have an own access from the adjoining small street. Now one still has to pass by the gate to the garages.
On Sunday 24th of July, 2011 was a parochial party in Saint Alfons and there the labyrinth was introduced for the first time publicly. There should be an official inauguration later.

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The “construction phase” began last year in autumn with a lawn-mowed labyrinth. Because I heard nothing more from the project, I already thought that the labyrinth could not be realised; until I got the invitation for the parochial party last week.
There I found out that the keen initiators, Mrs. Dreier and Mrs. Heilmann, had all the time mown the labyrinth and thus got it through the winter and the spring without I once again had to mark it out.
In the meantime the then projected beech hedge was also planted and thus this wonderful meadow labyrinth was created. At the entrance stands a bank donated by the friendly society of settlers and invites to stay at the labyrinth.

Congratulations to the labyrinth!
With the wish that it may be visited and walked by many people.

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3 thoughts on “A New Labyrinth at St. Alfons Würzburg (Germany)

  1. Pingback: The New Labyrinth on the Keesburg at Würzburg (Germany) « blogmymaze

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