On Sunday 5th of August, 2012 we, the participants of the labyrinth congress at Hofkirchen experienced the art labyrinth of transformation. First we had a short introduction to the history of the origin of this unusual labyrinth. During the walk of the labyrinth, the artist, Prof. Gerhard Wünsche, was also present.
The labyrinth is situated on top of a knoll called “d’Scheibn” (the disk) by the locals. This place at the “three lime-trees” was was the place of judgement belonging to the dominion of Marsbach. In 1848, the last public execution happened here.
The labyrinth is aligned east – west. The form of the octagonal Medieval labyrinth with six circuits is inspired by the labyrinth inside the cathedral of Cologne on the stairway to the crypt.
The ways are fastened with crushed gravel and the limitations are planted with lavender.
For me the labyrinth of transformation is a sort of Stonehenge in the Austrian Mühlviertel. And I wish that as many visitors as at Stonehenge in Great Britain would visit this place.
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Who wants to visit the labyrinth, has several possibilities:
- Look for information on the website Labyrinthe Hofkirchen
- Ask anyone on site, because everybody in Hofkirchen knows the way
- Orientate and navigate on one’s own. Hikers and bikers will reach it directly, drivers must get out before. Here the geographical position of the art labyrinth: 48 28 55.8 N, 13 48 44.1 E
Or take a look on Google Earth? The labyrinth is not to be seen as yet. But maybe in some years when the satellite images are replaced?
The labyrinth is approximately in the middle of the image, on a green meadow near the corner of a bright area.