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Germany : Thüringen

3.0 km (1.9 miles) NW of Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 194 m (636 ft)
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Antipode: 51°S 169°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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  51°N 11°E (visit #6) (secondary) 

#1: North

(visited by David Coombs)

29-Jun-2005 -- 4th point on a marathon day starting at 51N14E and heading west till sunset. The journey from Wetterzeube to Erfurt was very easy along the A4/E40 motorway.

The only problem was not knowing which exit would be quickest. Taking the last exit and northerly spur I had to backtrack a little but it was an easy run down to the point. Unfortunately I overshot – turn off before the sound barriers begin – and had to loop back round again.

The field with the point is a wheat field this year and the point is about 20m from the edge.. I left the field by going north and picking up a minor road behind the “Obo” building. From near here a small underpass allows access to the southbound carriageway and return to the A4.

Continued at 51N 10E

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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