Location: Almerau 8, A-5761, Maria Alm, Salzburg, A-5761, Austria
Type: Place Of Worship / Offers accommodation? YES / Permanent Labyrinth
Open: All year / Garden Capacity: 200
Garden Description:Take a pause for breath - Places to take a moment’s pause
Maria Alm in Salzburgerland, Austria is an ancient place of pilgrimage – many people used to come here in the past to recharge their batteries for their everyday lives.
At the beginning of the 21st century, more and more people are seeking spirituality. That’s how the project “take a moment’s pause” came about, a cooperation of the local government here together with some committed people.
In addition to the parish pilgrimage church of Maria Alm, the Chapel of Peace has been here for over 20 years. It was built to create a place of quiet, of contemplation and of prayer. It is ecumenically oriented, in the spirit of Taizé. The chapel is only accessible by foot. Downstairs in the “Haus der Begegnung” (“Meeting House” near to the church) there is an inter-religious Room of Quietness. To evoke quietness, there are symbols from nature (stone, a disc of wood, a water bowl ). On the way to the Room of Quietness there are 12 display boards about world religions, world peace and world ethos.
For centuries mankind has been fascinated by the idea of a labyrinth. Labyrinths crop up in almost all human cultures. The labyrinth in Maria Alm was created in 2003 and was inspired by a labyrinth at the Kathedrale San Vitale in Ravenna. It is a Gothic labyrinth and has seven paths.
Capacity of garden: Friedenskapelle 30-50 Raum der Stille 12 Labyrinth 1 - 200
Friedenskapelle: Open all year round
Labyrinth is outside and can be used as long there is no snow
Raum der Stille: everyday from 8 am - 6 pm
Host: Walter Rinnerthaler
Telephone: 0043 6584 7589 /
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