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Germany : Sachsen

1.2 km (0.7 miles) E of Lohmen-Daube, Sachsen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 250 m (820 ft)
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Antipode: 51°S 166°W

Accuracy: 6 m (19 ft)
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#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point is marked by this post, just beside a hiking path #6: All zeros! #7: The ‘ceremonial’ marker for this Degree Confluence Point - about 150 m from the WGS84 point

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#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

17-Jul-2016 -- My final visit to a Degree Confluence Point during this trip to Germany was to this point in a rustic patch of forest just east of Dresden. From Dresden, I drove through the eastern suburbs, then through a series of small villages - and often quite narrow country roads, typical of the former East Germany. Like many of the previous visitors, I turned off the paved road to drive part-way down a country lane, parking at 50.99963°N 13.99343°E - about 500 m west of the point.

Hiking towards the point, I first saw the ‘ceremonial' marker, which was about 150 m from the ‘true’ (WGS84) point. Continuing on a series of well-signposted forest paths, I reached the WGS84 point, which was also marked by a cube-shaped post. This marker was just to the side of the path - making this a very easy visit.

I have now visited more than 20 points in Germany. Of these, almost half lie in forests. In each case, however, I reached these forested points with very little effort. In many cases, well-worn paths took me right to the point. This is in stark contrast to many of the points in the western U.S., which often require extensive ‘bushwhacking’.


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#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point is marked by this post, just beside a hiking path
#6: All zeros!
#7: The ‘ceremonial’ marker for this Degree Confluence Point - about 150 m from the WGS84 point
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