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Germany : Bayern

near Weißenburg i.B.-Heuberg, Bayern, Germany
Approx. altitude: 531 m (1742 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 49°S 169°W

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

#2: View east from confluence 49°N 11°E (confluence is ca. 7 m to the left of the yellow bag) #3: View south from confluence 49°N 11°E #4: The visitor with the GPS device #5: The GPS device showing the location's coordinates (unaveraged) #6: View of the village Heuberg when leaving the confluence

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  49°N 11°E (visit #4) (secondary) 

#1: View north from confluence 49°N 11°E

(visited by U M)

25-Mar-2001 -- It was only a short time ago when I learned about the Degree Confluence Project, and I felt instanteously interested. At the time I checked the pending list, this confluence was still marked as unvisited (all the others nearer to my home location had already been visited). So I decided to give it a try and - on the day before the actual visit - jumped into my car just to find out what it looked like. Equipped with no GPS device, but only a palm-size map printed from the Internet, I finally found the probable location not long before sunset.

The next day, I borrowed a GPS navigation aid from a friend and tried again. I was about to postpone the visit because it was getting late and I knew it would take me more than a two hours to drive. But the clock had just been set to daylight saving time, so I decided to make it real.

With help from the knowledge gained the day before, it was easy to find the place again - and I was delighted to see that my previous visit was only about 20 m off the confluence shown by the GPS device. The map had shown it ca. 100 north of a distinctive corner of the forest. In reality, the corner didn't exist in this clear shape, but I had assumed that two intersecting forest paths would mark the corner as the best approximation - and I was right. The confluence was ca. 75 m north of the intersection.

With the help of a high-speed film and the daylight saving time, I took some photos before I left.


 All pictures
#1: View north from confluence 49°N 11°E
#2: View east from confluence 49°N 11°E (confluence is ca. 7 m to the left of the yellow bag)
#3: View south from confluence 49°N 11°E
#4: The visitor with the GPS device
#5: The GPS device showing the location's coordinates (unaveraged)
#6: View of the village Heuberg when leaving the confluence
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
16-Nov-14  31-Aug-14  Richard Ohnesorge  yes  pending