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Austria

1.2 km (0.7 miles) W of Sulzbach, Niederösterreich, Austria
Approx. altitude: 654 m (2145 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 164°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: From the confluce to the South #3: From the confluce to the West #4: From the confluce to the East #5: From the confluce to the North #6: GPS view #7: Nina & Roberto at the confluence #8: Beautiful Walk #9: Snow everywhere #10: Small river on the way

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  48°N 16°E (visit #5)  

#1: View of the conflunce (5 mts from south)

(visited by Roberto Espinoza and Gisela Hernandez)

Espanol

05-Feb-2006 -- From the pictures of the previous visitors, one can imagine a nice and easy walk to the confluence. Yes, but only during summer.

Our visit was executed in the middle of winter. That was perhaps not a good idea considering how strong (cold) was this winter. That day the temperature was -8 degrees Celcius. OK, low temperature is something that you can solve with proper clothing. But what about wind (30Km/hr) and 0.5 to 1.0 mts. snow? These are not the ideal weather conditions for a couple of Venezuelans. In fact, in our home city (Maracaibo) the average temperature is 30+ degrees C all year long.

Anyway, the hike was very good. We even found some rest stations along the track (of course covered by snow, see picture). Our main problem was during two sections (+/- 500 mts each) with 0.5-1.0 mts. of snow (see pictures). Just making a simple step was already a challenge. We even consider suspending the visit, but we didn’t since we were highly motivated from the beginning.

Under this conditions it took us 2 hrs walking/hiking to reach the confluence and 2hrs coming back.

Even though we have a difficult weather, we have lot of fun walking through the snow and enjoying the beautiful view while hiking these mountains.

We highly recommend you this confluence.

We have added one additional picture from the Neusiedlersee, which is a beautiful lake (not in the area of the confluence) that we visited the weekend before and we also recommend.

Espanol

05-Feb-2006 -- Viendo las fotografias de los visitants previos, uno se puede imaginar una facil y bella caminta. Si, pero solo durante el verano.

Nuestra visita se llevo a cabo durante el invierno. Esa a lo mejor no fue una buena idea considerando lo fuerte (frio) que fue este invierno. Ese dia la temperatura fue -8 grados Celsius. OK, baja temperatura es algo que se puede solucionar con ropa apropiada. Pero que hay acerca del viento (30Km/hr) y 0.5 a 1.0 mts de nieve? Este no es el clima ideal para una pareja de Venezolanos. De hecho, in nuestra ciudad (Maracaibo) la temperatura promedio es 30+ grados C durante todo el anno.

De todas maneras, el paseo fue muy bueno. Hasta encontramos unas estaciones de descanso en el camino (claro, cubiertas de nieve). Nuestro principal problema fue durante dos secciones (de 500 mts cada una) con 0.5 a 1.0 mts de nieve (ver fotos). Cada simple paso era un reto. Incluso hasta consideramos abandonar la visita, pero no lo hicimos ya que estabamos altamente motivados desde el principio.

Bajo estas condiciones nos tomo 2 hrs caminando para llegar a la confluencia y 2hrs. Para regresar.

Aun considerando el clima adverso, nos divertimos mucho caminando a traves de la nieve y disfrutando de la hermosa vista durante nuestra caminata. Les recomendamos esta confluencia.

Tambien anadimos una foto adicional del lago Neusiedlersee que no esta en el area de la confluencia, pero que tambien vale la pena visitar.


 All pictures
#1: View of the conflunce (5 mts from south)
#2: From the confluce to the South
#3: From the confluce to the West
#4: From the confluce to the East
#5: From the confluce to the North
#6: GPS view
#7: Nina & Roberto at the confluence
#8: Beautiful Walk
#9: Snow everywhere
#10: Small river on the way
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
26-Sep-14  09-Sep-14  Hansen Ohnesorge  yes  pending