Vaals Labyrinth - 5,000 dram 2016 - #191

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Title

Vaals Labyrinth - 5,000 dram 2016 - #191

Subject

Vaals Labyrinth

Date

2016

Denomination

5,000 dram

Metal

Silver .925

Parameters

62.2g 51mm

Edge

Plain

Condition

Proof

Mintage

up to 1,500 pcs.

Mint

Lithuanian Mint

Notes

The labyrinth is expression of spatial thinking since times immemorial. It demonstrates the mankind’s eternal efforts to salvation from the evil and to reaching perfection. The Three Country Point Labyrinth is located in Vaals, the Netherlands, which serves a crossroad for the citizens of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. It was built in 1992 by British landscape designer and artist Adrian Fisher. The frontline labyrinth constituted by 17000 hornbeam shrubs has been designed to have three extremal points, with lots of branched and spiral trails and water barriers, and in the middle of the maze, there is a tower-shaped platform opening a picturesque view of the surroundings. The Three Country Point Labyrinth is one of Europe’s most difficult.
It is a special location for many reasons. As the highest point of the Netherlands, town of Vaals has for nearly 200 years been a hub of economic relations for the surrounding areas. Here you can find peculiar borderline supports which served a contact zone of the neighboring countries for centuries. The Three Country Point Labyrinth is an original symbol of international cooperation.

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