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Germany : Nordrhein-Westfalen

1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Gangelt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 80 m (262 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 174°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the north #3: View to the east #4: View to the west #5: GPS position #6: Trace to confluence #7: Oder River #8: Reichstag - Berlin #9: Villa Wittstock

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  51°N 6°E (visit #9)  

#1: Confluence N51 E6

(visited by Fabrice Blocteur)

21-Oct-2006 -- Story starts at 37N 137E

The day after visiting the confluence 53N 17E, I crossed the Oder River and entered Germany. I went through Berlin the next day and stopped in front of the Reichstag. I had visited the city 17 years ago when the wall went down. I still have the memory of those very old cars coming from neighboring eastern countries fully packed. Western and Eastern Europe had finally been reunited.

I spent the night in Burg, a city where Clausewitz was born, at the Pension Villa Wittstock, a very nice B&B built in 1900.

The two following days, I continued to follow Madame de Bourboulon’s footsteps through what was then northern Prussia. Just before crossing into Belgium, I made a small detour to visit the confluence 51N 6E.

With the routing function turned on, the GPS took me directly to the point located very near the Dutch border. Like some of the previous confluences I have visited during my trip across Asia and Europe, I didn’t even have to get off the motorbike to find it.

Story continues at 50N 5E


 All pictures
#1: Confluence N51 E6
#2: View to the north
#3: View to the east
#4: View to the west
#5: GPS position
#6: Trace to confluence
#7: Oder River
#8: Reichstag - Berlin
#9: Villa Wittstock
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