14-Jan-2001 -- Having visited 47°N 15°E yesterday, I was out for this one
today. It turned out to be reachable very easily. Maybe one of
the easiest confluences at all. No walking required.
From home (Graz, Austria, which is quite in the middle of
these two confluences) I had to drive about an hour to get there.
When I got near the confluence I watched my GPS closely. Being
within 100 meters, the GPS gave the information, that the confluence
was directly ahead, and was counting down the distance. It turned out,
that I actually ran over the confluence by car. I stopped 50m later, and
The confluence is located directly on a small road between the
villages of Hatzendorf and Tiefenbach. The next town is Feldbach
(6.5km to the south)
There is a house next to the road (which can be seen in picture #1
looking from the west) the confluence is located in front of the right
edge of the green building. They have a sign, saying that they sell wine,
maybe I should have bought a bottle of "confluence wine"...
A railway passes by on both sides of the confluence. It winds up a
hill in an "S"-like shape with the confluence being in the middle
of one part of the "S". In picture #1
it's going up the hill behind the house on the edge of the forest. The rails
pass by the confluence in a distance of 90 meters, so maybe every
passenger could claim a visit (since you need to get within 100 meters of
confluence to call it a successful visit)
There is even a small train station ("Haltestelle Tiefenbach")
away from the confluence, 6 trains stop there every day in either
Picture #2 gives a view to the south,
picture #3 a view to the west also showing the
tracks. The train station would be to the right. Picture
shows what can be seen if looking north (my car and the village of
Picture #5 is the obligatory shot of the GPS. Note
that the altitude is exactly 300 meters.
Picture #6 was taken standing on the railroad
90m east of the confluence looking north. It does not show the confluence
but I thought it was a nice view.