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Austria

2.2 km (1.4 miles) SE of Gattendorf, Burgenland, Austria
Approx. altitude: 134 m (439 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 163°W

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: The confluence with austrian flag (looking west) #3: Looking east from the confluence #4: GPS coordinate

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  48°N 17°E (visit #2)  

#1: Martin & Günter (left to right) at the confluence

(visited by Martin Mauerböck and Günter Martinek)

07-Jan-2001 -- Since we had enough time of daylight left after the visit of N48E17, we (me and my friend Günter) decided to visit the confluence at N48E16. We had to travel about 90 km by car.

We reached the area at about 15:20, the daylight already began to fade out. We parked the some 800m (north) away, where a small farming road left the main road. We walked the rest of the way guided by the GPS. We had to cross over farming areas and our shoes were packed with soil several centimeters thick. When we finally found the spot of the confluence, we noticed several footprints. Apparently someone had been here before us. Nonetheless we continued with our familiar procedure of taking photos and headed back to the car. At home at the computer I checked the confluence web site and found that somebody else had reserved the confluence, which I didn't check on Saturday. On Friday there were no entries for Austria. But anyway, let's see who took the better pictures (well, I don't think we did, as it was too late in the evening for taking good pictures).


 All pictures
#1: Martin & Günter (left to right) at the confluence
#2: The confluence with austrian flag (looking west)
#3: Looking east from the confluence
#4: GPS coordinate
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
26-Sep-14  12-Sep-14  Hansen Ohnesorge  yes  pending