The two reflected sundials presented on this page are located in the home of Reinhold R. Kriegler. The dials are located at latitude 53°06'53" N and longitude 8°53'54" E.
These are two beautiful sundials that required a lot of hard work to create.
This photographs and information were provided by Reinhold Kriegler who who designed and built both sundials. The following is what Reinhold had to say about his dials.
"Everybody who has built their own sundial for the house wall or garden has created something which makes him and others happy. The first phrase which is running at the NASS homepage says "Tis nothing but a magic shadow show".
To have your own sundial, at least one on the window sill, creates happiness. However, to live within a sundial is absolutely the best! And if you are living within two sundials, it is even better! I was dreaming of having a reflected sundial for my room. As my room, situated under the roof with a sloping wall, provided lots of difficult to handle areas in order to copy the data, I was happy when my friend Dietrich Ahlers offered to build a laser tool that would allow us to draw the hour lines on the walls. With the help of his Tridux 2000 I was able to construct my first reflected sundial.
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As there was another little Italian mirror left, we decided to build another sundial in another little room in the house. This sundial, however, works only half a year, when the sun is in a low position. When the sun is in a higher position the roof prevents a meeting with the mirror.
The hour lines of both sundials cover walls, a door, cupboards, the ceiling and a walk out into the corridor for the two o'clock line.
It is so beautiful being in the room and watching the little sunspot as it glides slowly through the room. Every cloud, every little branch of a tree in the garden is carefully mirrored to the wall!"