18-Jul-2013 -- Continued from 57N 10E
I had planned to make a day trip from Copenhagen to visit the 55N 15E confluence point on Bornholm Island. I began by driving over the spectacular Øresund Bridge. Completed in 1999, this bridge (+tunnel) makes it possible to drive from western Europe to Sweden (and Norway and Finland) without having to drive through Russia first. The big drawback of driving across this bridge? The cost. The toll charge was a staggering 47 Euro each way!
When I reached the Swedish side of the strait, I made a quick stop in Malmö to photograph its prominent "Turning Torso" skyscraper. Before continuing to Ystad to take the ferry to Bornholm, however, I had to make a short detour to the northeast to visit this interesting-looking confluence point - which lies in the grounds of a castle!
Taking a combination of freeways + 2-lane highways, heading towards Kristianstad, I turned left onto a country road, eventually ending up driving through the small village of Tråne. From there, a gravel road took me into the grounds of Ovesholm Castle.
I parked at the entrance to a narrow path, just 50 meters from the confluence point. At this point, I saw a sign "Privat", but because I had read (on a previous visitor's report) that the grounds of the castle are open to the public, I continued discreetly on foot. The confluence point itself lies in a patch of forest, just next to the path. Buildings (perhaps stables) from the Ovesholm Castle complex - though not the castle itself - are visible from the confluence point, to the south and east. (The castle itself, however, is easily seen on the way, shortly after you enter the grounds.)
After visiting this point, I continued southward to the coastal town of Ystad, planning to take a ferry to Bornholm. Unfortunately, though, I just missed the 12:30 pm ferry, and the next ferry would not be until 4:30 pm - much later than I wanted. So I gave up for now on the Bornholm confluence point, and returned to Copenhagen to spend the afternoon visiting 56N 12E instead.
Continued at 56N 12E.