The Wiesenbronn vine labyrinth was initiated already in 2011, and on this blog I have also reported cheerfully about that (see related posts below). But at that time it was still a kind of maze-labyrinth. However, in the meantime, a real labyrinth has been developed from this unhappy combination.
The above as-built drawing shows the situation found in 2011. The four outermost circuits were arranged a little bit bewilderingly. The five inner circuits corresponded to the layout of the original Chartres labyrinth.
Thereby it was extremely difficulty to find the right way into the center. This was as well not the original idea from the builders of the labyrinth. Hence, the Wiesenbronn vine-growers could be persuaded to plant out some vines. After all a 9 circuit labyrinth was created which alignment is oriented by the Chartres labyrinth. Only the both outermost circuits of the 11 circuit original are left out.
Now thus it presents itself to the visitor. Still it has not become overgrown completely, and it is not yet in the final state. The vines need some growth and thriving, even if one can already enjoy the first grapes.
In the above drawing the still existing trees of the original meadow with scattered fruit trees (apples and plums) are also marked in green.
Some technical data for the labyrinth: The whole diameter amounts to 52.8 m, the middle has 13.2 m, the path width (from axis to axis) is 2.20 m. There were planted about 1320 vines in 10 different species. The whole path length into the center adds together to 919 m. The geographic position is N 49° 44′ 26″, O 10° 19′ 03″ (in WGS 84), the height is about 306 m ü NN.
The Wiesenbronn vine labyrinth shows some specific features. The middle is relatively big and has a sort of screen, consisting of a single row of vines. And there are a total of 3 entrances for the labyrinth.
From the right entrance one arrives at the center after 114 m. It is important that one moves to the left and turns into the first circuit.
From the left entrance the way will be 212 m longer and one arrives at the center after 326 m. Also here it is important to move immediately to the left.
From the main entrance the way is 593 m longer and one puts back a total of 919 m up to the center.
One can form the way back also differently, depending on the choice of the exit /entrance. If one walks back the whole long way, the way will amount to a total of 1.8 km.
From the board in front of the labyrinth (translated from German):
The Wiesenbronn vine labyrinth connects two Christian symbols with each other, the labyrinth as a site of consciousness, and the vine! In this way you enter a worldwide unique labyrinth after Chartres with nine circuits on a whole distance of 1.8 km. It can serve you as a place of meditation, for the investigation of 10 vines, or simply to enjoy the view in the center.
- Wiesenbronn Vine Labyrinth: Fromt he Church of the Holy Cross to the Vineyard Am Geisberg
- The 9-circuit Chartres Labyrinth and Classical Labyrinth