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Austria

1.9 km (1.2 miles) S of Tautendorf bei Fürstenfeld, Steiermark, Austria
Approx. altitude: 283 m (928 ft)
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Antipode: 47°S 164°W

Accuracy: 2 m (6 ft)
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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West (into the late afternoon sun) #5: The confluence point lies on a paved road, next to a road of houses #6: All zeros! #7: Nearby Riegersburg Castle - definitely worth a visit

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  47°N 16°E (visit #13)  

#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

26-Jul-2015 -- My final Degree Confluence Point of the day - just before arriving in Graz - was to this trivial point that lies on a paved road. This was a fun point to visit, because the drive took me along a series of very narrow paved roads that meander through some delightful (almost ‘fairy tale-like’) Austrian countryside, lined with tidy rural homes.

The confluence point lies on a road, next to a row of country houses. (The nearest house appears to have been painted in the last couple of years; it is now yellow, rather than green.) I took my photos quickly to avoid disturbing the residents, who may well still be confused about why so many people are stopping to photograph their home.

A warning to future visitors: The western edge of the road - in the area of the confluence point - drops off sharply into a field. I made the mistake of trying to park on the western edge of the road, and my two right wheels got stuck. I had a lot of trouble getting my car back onto the road afterwards.

After visiting the point, I made a short detour to visit the nearby Riegersburg Castle, which is perched spectacularly on top of a bluff. (Unfortunately the lifts to the top of the bluff had closed for the evening, so I wasn't able to get to the top.)


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#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West (into the late afternoon sun)
#5: The confluence point lies on a paved road, next to a road of houses
#6: All zeros!
#7: Nearby Riegersburg Castle - definitely worth a visit
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