Very few know that Poland is
home to the world's largest snow labyrinth
And much less, perhaps, that the entertainment will be open until it literally melts.
Snowlandia has been located in Zakopane, southern Poland since 2016. It is 2,500 square meters and is made of tens of thousands of blocks of ice.
Its walls, at least two meters high, prevent anyone from seeing what is happening behind.
When entering, one can do so through a 14-meter-high ice castle similar to those of the medieval era.
An interesting particularity of the maze has to do with its objective:
whoever manages to overcome it will be able to enter an observation platform that promises spectacular views of the entire place
The cozy little town of Zakopane, Poland is more than just a winter sports destination.
Depending on each participant's ability to navigate the obstacles,
finishing the maze can take hours
Inside, there are several chambers that hide treasures and ice sculptures.
It's not just a maze
In Snowlandia one can come across various curiosities, such as knights fighting or a blacksmith working.
Whoever finds the exit will be able to choose whether to finish the maze by going through a door or, which is much more challenging, by going up an ice slide.
Zakopane, also known as "the winter capital of Poland", is also home to the world's largest ice maze.
In addition, Snowlandia functions as a theme park that also houses a zoo with local animals such as the arctic fox and mountain sheep, as well as ice and snow sculptures and a toboggan run.
Snowlandia will be open until it melts, they claim.
Two other spectacular mazes
There are different considerations as to which is the largest in the world, but one that has earned Guinness accolades and is monstrous in size is the Chinese
Yancheng Dafeng Dream
It is a huge complex inaugurated in September 2017 of
35,596.74 square meters
To get out of it you have to walk 9,457 meters, that is,
almost 10 kilometers
An overhead view of the great Chinese labyrinth.
But there are also those who think that the
Labirinto della Masone
, located in Parma, Italy, is "
the biggest labyrinth in the world
Although it looks smaller than the Chinese,
it stands out above it for its elegance and perfectionism
It is more of an artistic work than anything else.
This labyrinth built by
Franco María Ricci
with more than 200,000 bamboos of different species was inaugurated in 2015.
According to Esquire, several giant bamboos, including Phyllostachys viridis and Phyllostachys nigra Henonis, can be identified in the structure, as well as dwarf and medium-sized specimens, including Phyllostachys bissetii and Pseudosasa Japonica.
The elegant complex built by Franco Maria Ricci.
Il Labirinto della Masonese takes place on a layout of eight points that make up four individual labyrinths, offering a total walk of more than three kilometers.
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