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Germany : Hessen

near Oestrich-Winkel, Hessen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 105 m (344 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 172°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Closer view, and the coordinates on the GPS #3: The point is just behind the grey fence #4: The street towards the North #5: The street towards the East along the vineyard #6: View to the South, Johannisbergerstraße #7: The monument 50N 8E #8: Long barge passing by on the Rhine river #9: Flat islands in the Rhine river with lines of trees #10: Path along the Rhine river in Oestrich-Winkel

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  50°N 8°E (visit #13) (secondary) 

#1: The house with the point behind the grey garage

(visited by Jean-Luc Frérotte)

English

20-Nov-2014 -- Une journée de travail à Bad Homburg près de Francfort. J’en profite pour visiter les deux confluences les plus proches. Je commence tôt le matin par le point 50N 8E qui est presque sur ma route. Le point est situé dans une petite ville le long du Rhin, Oestrich-Winkel. Très facile à trouver.

Comme la douzaine de visiteurs qui m’ont précédé, j’arrive devant une maison de la Johannisbergerstraße, et le point se trouve dans son jardin, juste derrière le garage gris de la maison. Les habitants ne sont pas là, je me contente donc de prendre les coordonnées près de la porte du garage, à une dizaine de mètres du point.

Le quartier n’a pas changé depuis les dernières visites. Le monument qui marque la confluence est toujours là, dans un petit parc à environ 60 m au nord-nord-est. Il y a des vignes de l’autre côté de la rue.

Pas de chance, aujourd’hui le temps est gris et froid. Le paysage sur le Rhin tout proche est brumeux, je vois juste passer des grandes péniches et des alignements d’arbres sur les îles. Et personne n’a envie de se promener aujourd’hui sur les sentiers le long du Rhin.

Je continue ma route pour aller travailler, et en fin d’après-midi, j’irai visiter le point 50N 9E.

English

20-Nov-2014 -- A working day in Bad Homburg close to Frankfurt. I take the opportunity to visit the two closest confluence points. I begin soon in the morning with the point 50N 8E which is almost on my way. The point is located in Oestrich-Winkel, a small town along the Rhine river. Very easy to find.

Like the twelve visitors who preceded me, I arrive in front of a house in Johannisbergerstraße, and the point is in the garden, just behind the grey garage on the right side of the house. Nobody is in the house, so I take the coordinates at the door of the garage, about ten meters from the point.

The area didn’t change since the last visits. The monument which marks the Confluence is still there, in a small park at about 60 meters to NNE. There is a vineyard on other side of the street.

Bad luck, the weather today is grey and cold. The landscape on the Rhine is misty, I can see long barges passing by and lines of trees on some islands. And nobody wants to walk today on the paths along the Rhine.

I carry on my way to go to work, and in the end of the afternoon, I will visit the point 50N 9E.


 All pictures
#1: The house with the point behind the grey garage
#2: Closer view, and the coordinates on the GPS
#3: The point is just behind the grey fence
#4: The street towards the North
#5: The street towards the East along the vineyard
#6: View to the South, Johannisbergerstraße
#7: The monument 50N 8E
#8: Long barge passing by on the Rhine river
#9: Flat islands in the Rhine river with lines of trees
#10: Path along the Rhine river in Oestrich-Winkel
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