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Germany : Bayern

1.2 km (0.7 miles) W of Ruhmannsfelden-Vorderdietzberg, Bayern, Germany
Approx. altitude: 554 m (1817 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 167°W

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#2: Overview: Project Bavarian (Weisswurscht-) Equator #3: North View #4: East view including Sixta (smiling at the confluence ghosts) #5: West view including Juergen (confirming the view) ... #6: GPS Shot

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#1: West View

(visited by J├╝rgen de Haas and Sixta Zerlauth)

25-Mar-2001 -- INTRO -- We - the team of the Explorer Magazin - are always looking for new interesting and challenging ideas concerning travelling, navigation, outdoor etc., that are worth to be reported on. To get the whole story of the Bavarian Equator (see map left), please start at the beginning 49°N 11°E.

25-MAR-2001: It is raining again. We start from Regenburg after a nice evening. We drive to the historical city of Deggendorf (since 1002), the portal to a region that is called the Bavarian Wood. Needless to say, that here you can find another famous brewery: Arcobraeu.

Besides the beautiful landscape, this region is famous for its glass blowers. We follow a small street not far away from the Czech border and we have to go along a forestry road into a deep and dark forest and as ordered the rain stops again. In this deep forest we have problems with our GPS, it is indicating "poor GPS coverage" and we cannot measure a better point than with a divergence of 60 meters. We take our pictures and we think of our confluences we chased yesterday. Each near a forestry road! What could this mean? Now we know it: That must obviously be feeder roads to maintain the confluences. Is it so?

In our best mood we finish our project "Bavarian Equator" and drive home after a nice weekend. We can recommend it to everyone:

Visit the Weisswurscht Aequator!

And as we reached home, it is clear, that we are again looking for the next interesting confluence...

If you want to read the whole story about our "expedition", you will find it (in the German language) in the Explorer Magazin (from issue 07-08/01).


 All pictures
#1: West View
#2: Overview: Project Bavarian (Weisswurscht-) Equator
#3: North View
#4: East view including Sixta (smiling at the confluence ghosts)
#5: West view including Juergen (confirming the view) ...
#6: GPS Shot
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