Grass labyrinth

The labyrinth on the Leuenberg was freshly laid out in the spring of 2005. It has a diameter of 14m and the path in the middle is 180m. Altogether 24 men and women constructed it in approx. 180 hours of work.

It lies on a spur of the Jura above the Waldenburger valley, where before Christ there once stood a shrine. Even today this spot is still experienced as a place of energy.

The so-called Otfrid-labyrinth from the nineteenth century served as a blueprint. This emphasises the middle and connects the earlier Cretan form with the later Gothic layout.

Relating to the nearby “room of silence”, the threshold of bricks enforces the entrant’s awareness of his first step into the labyrinth.

The labyrinth is a walk-in and experience symbol of one’s own path through life. It shows the often winding paths and makes it clear to us that in life there’s no going back. Each step, even when it obviously turns in another direction, still leads us to our destination:

“In the labyrinth we don’t loose ourselves
In the labyrinth we find ourselves
In the labyrinth we don’t encounter the Minotaur
In the labyrinth we encounter ourselves.”
(Hermann Kern)