2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™

12 June - 13 July

2014 FIFA World Cup™

Labyrinth salute for triumphant Germans

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Innumerable Germans across the globe celebrated well into the early hours after Jogi Low and his troops conquered the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Those commemorations haven’t ceased, and euphoric fans have been coming up with novel ways to salute the triumph.

Farmers Uli and Corinne Ernst have converted a field in Utting, Bavaria into an eye-catching tribute. A labyrinth carved into a footballer executing an acrobatic volley features amid a backdrop of the Brazilian flag, while the flags of Germany, Argentina and the Netherlands are showcased to depict their podium finishes.

The Ernsts and their team began sowing the field in April, using hemp, corn, rapeseed, sunflowers and common mallow, and their design is 18,000 square metres. It is open for visitors until late September.

One can be certain, nevertheless, that German celebrations will last much longer.

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