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Germany : Hessen

2.3 km (1.4 miles) E of Gemünden (Wohra)-Herbelhausen, Hessen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 418 m (1371 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 171°W

Accuracy: 12 m (39 ft)
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  51°N 9°E (visit #5)  

#1: North

(visited by David Coombs)

29-Jun-2005 -- 9 E was probably the most awkward point to find on this day long marathon starting at 51N 14E as it lies in woods and required a 40 minute round walk from the nearest parking place.

Also the thick forest canopy confused the GPS. However I found the small cairn after a few circles and took the photos even though I could not make the GPS settle on the zeros.

From here the A4 turns south west and the journey times become longer. I followed the A4 to Alsfeld and took a good minor road to Gemunden via Schwalmstadt-Treysa.

Continued at 51N 8E

Coordinator's Note: I would like to add that the Degree Confluence Project is *not* a competition and while I understand the reasons behind trips such as this one I would caution against driving for 18 hours without rest stops or someone to share the driving with.


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