On the 10th of September, 2012 a new labyrinth was inaugurated at the highest point of the municipality of Tittling in Lower Bavaria (Germany), on the Blümersberg. The pilgrims’ path attendants Renate Simmet-Burghart and Eva Reif had the idea to offer a labyrinth as a spiritual tool.
Tittling is a station of the European Via Nova pilgrims’ path who runs between Austria, Bavaria and Czechia. The labyrinth of granite stones was built with the vigorous support of the municipal builder’s yard.
From the Blümersberg one has a nice panorama in all four directions, to the hills of the Bavarian Forest in the north, and to the Austrian mountains in the south. A cross, surrounded by lime-trees and benches, is situated beside the reservoir of the water supply. From here steps lead to the meadow with the labyrinth on the cover of the reservoir. There is a small footpath, passing a memorial stone for Tittlings freemen, to a little view hill at 575-m height. A total of 7 boards with short statements to the labyrinth surround the whole.
The classical labyrinth has 7 circuits and a bigger middle (Knidos labyrinth). The diameter amounts to 17 metres, the center with three differently high granite stones has 3 metres. The paved paths are 40 cm wide and run between 60 cm wide grass stripes. The distance from the entrance to the center is about 224 metres.
The following slide show serves as an illustration:
Here a labyrinth walk on Youtube (please be patient, as it takes more than 4 minutes to reach the center):
The exact location of the labyrinth is: N 48 ° 43′ 50.5″, E 13 ° 22′ 58.0″.
The surroundings from above, as seen on Google Earth:[googlemaps https://maps.google.de/maps?hl=de&ll=48.730648,13.382703&spn=0.00828,0.013797&t=h&z=16&output=embed&w=425&h=350]