Samsø Labyrinten – Samsø Municipality, Denmark - Atlas Obscura

Samsø Labyrinten

Samsø Municipality, Denmark

The world's largest maze is a nature park with nearly 200 decision points.  


Grown on across 15 acres of land in the wind-powered Danish island of Samsø, the Samsø Labyrinten is a sprawling natural labyrinth that has been recognized by Guinness as the world’s largest maze and offers multiple enchanted clearings to find among the countless dead ends. 

Formed by more than 50,000 trees and bushes, the colossal maze provides visitors with a truly bewildering experience, as its likely that the sheer size will baffle even the most expert maze runners. Across hundreds of feet of trail, there are 186 different decision points. At each point, wanderers can answer a posted riddle and if they answer it correctly will be led in the correct direction to one of the eight different goal points in the maze. The endings include such enigmatic locations as “The Pyramid,” “The Stone Circle,” and the “Labyrinth Heart,” each positioned to cater to a different skill-level of puzzler.

The Guinness World Record holding maze is so large that it also acts as a small nature park, harboring more than 25 species of bird and woodland animal like fox and deer. Anyone getting lost in the maze need not fear however as there are staff positioned throughout the maze to help guide you, just so long as you can actually find your way to one them.  

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