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Czech Republic

near Nižbor, Středočeský Kraj, Czech Rep.
Approx. altitude: 272 m (892 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 166°W

Accuracy: 11 m (36 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View North (the town of Nižbor, across the Berounka River) #3: View East (along the castle wall) #4: View South (actually, South and up the castle wall) #5: View West (along the castle wall) #6: All zeros! #7: Someone else's marker - about 17m from the true point (according to my GPS receiver) #8: Another view of Nižbor castle, from just East of the confluence point #9: About the history of Nižbor Castle (unfortunately, "it's all Czech to me")

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  50°N 14°E (visit #7) (secondary) 

#1: The steep hillside (with the now-famous drainpipe), just below the confluence point

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

23-Mar-2007 -- Taking a few days vacation following a business trip to Prague, I got the opportunity to visit my first European confluence - and it was a spectacular one: [50,14], located directly on the North wall of Nižbor castle.

I began by finding the road that passes just North of the confluence point, at the bottom of the steep hill. At first, I was disappointed, because I didn't want to clamour up the steep, muddy hill, and thought that I wouldn't get any closer than 45m from the confluence point. I then remembered that previous visitors had found the confluence point directly on a wall of the castle, and so realized that it must be possible to get to the confluence point by driving to the top of the hill, and walking from there.

I then drove up the hill, and followed the signs pointing to "Zámek Nižbor". A narrow path runs along the North wall of the castle, leading to the confluence point. Someone has already left a marker there noting the confluence point; however, my GPS showed this to be about 17m East of the actual confluence point, which appears to be almost directly on the castle wall. Moving my GPS receiver along the wall, I was briefly able to obtain 'all zeros'. The view North from the confluence point is very scenic, with the small town of Nižbor lying on the other side of the Berounka River.


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#1: The steep hillside (with the now-famous drainpipe), just below the confluence point
#2: View North (the town of Nižbor, across the Berounka River)
#3: View East (along the castle wall)
#4: View South (actually, South and up the castle wall)
#5: View West (along the castle wall)
#6: All zeros!
#7: Someone else's marker - about 17m from the true point (according to my GPS receiver)
#8: Another view of Nižbor castle, from just East of the confluence point
#9: About the history of Nižbor Castle (unfortunately, "it's all Czech to me")
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)