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1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Josefsthal, Niederösterreich, Austria
Approx. altitude: 492 m (1614 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 165°W

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

#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West (towards the lake) #6: All zeros! #7: "Meridianstein" - actually about 100m from the 'real' confluence point #8: The small lake, just West of the confluence point #9: It's this way! #10: Entering Austria from the Czech Republic (just before sunset)

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#1: The confluence point lies in a pine forest

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

26-Mar-2007 -- During this trip to Europe, I had originally planned to visit confluence points in the Czech Republic only. However, [49,15] - just across the border in neighbouring Austria - happened to be close to Cesky Krumlov, where I was staying that night, so I figured I'd try to visit it as well (while returning from my visit to [50,15] earlier that afternoon).

Driving South, I was able to cross from the Czech Republic into Austria without stopping. (During the Cold War years, I would have been shot trying to cross this border; ironically, it was only when I crossed back into the Czech Republic that I had to stop and show my passport.) Once in Austria, I drove past the Haugschlag Golf Resort on a series of narrow country roads, ending with a dirt road heading North through a pine forest (with logging currently active). Just 300m from the confluence point, a series of signs leads to "Meridianstein" ("Meridian Stone"). According to my GPS receiver, this stone is actually just over 100m from the confluence point, so visiting it alone would not count as a successful confluence visit. (It probably uses a different datum than WGS84.)

The actual confluence point lies in the forest, just West of a small lake. I apologize for the poor quality of my photos; it was almost sunset when I visited.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point lies in a pine forest
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West (towards the lake)
#6: All zeros!
#7: "Meridianstein" - actually about 100m from the 'real' confluence point
#8: The small lake, just West of the confluence point
#9: It's this way!
#10: Entering Austria from the Czech Republic (just before sunset)
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
04-Nov-14  01-Nov-14  Rainer Mautz  yes  pending 
26-Sep-14  08-Sep-14  Hansen Ohnesorge  yes  pending