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Germany : Hessen

1.5 km (1.0 miles) SSE of Mainhausen-Zellhausen, Hessen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 134 m (439 ft)
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Antipode: 50°S 171°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East #3: View South (towards the nearby Autobahn) #4: View West #5: All zeros! #6: A hunting blind, seen near the confluence point.  (Notice the Autobahn in the background.)

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#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

10-Jul-2013 -- Continued from 49N 8E.

This confluence point - lying east of Frankfurt - might be the noisiest confluence point that I've ever visited, because it lies just next to a busy Autobahn. (Not only that, but this is one of those sections of Autobahn that has no speed limit, which makes the traffic noise even louder.) As I visited this point, I was reminded of the point 35N 92W in Arkansas, USA; that point also lies next to a busy freeway.

To reach the point, I exited the Autobahn just a kilometer or so to the West, backtracked to the small village of Mainhausen-Zellhausen, and followed a narrow country road - through the adjacent forest - that took me to about 300 meters from the point. An overgrown path took me the rest of the way. The confluence point lies in the forest.

Nearby I saw a hunting blind, built in a tree. I wonder, though, whether or not this is such a good spot for hunting; wouldn't the noise from the nearby Autobahn scare away much of the prospective prey?

Continued at 50N 8E.


 All pictures
#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South (towards the nearby Autobahn)
#4: View West
#5: All zeros!
#6: A hunting blind, seen near the confluence point. (Notice the Autobahn in the background.)
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