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Germany : Sachsen-Anhalt

near Eilsdorf, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Approx. altitude: 101 m (331 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 169°W

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

#2: GPS reading #3: view to the North #4: view to the East #5: a view over the area #6: view to the West and the village of Eilsdorf

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  52°N 11°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: view to the South and the small Huy Mountains

(visited by Oliver Boehm)

17-May-2001 -- Having read about the project in a major German magazine, I talked my wife into a trip to a confluence near our home. Since 52°N 10°E was already taken, we decided to go to 52°N 11°E, which is located near a small village named Eilsdorf in a rural area in the Bundesland Sachsen-Anhalt. 12 years ago this trip would have been nearly impossible for us because the road had ended at the East/West German border. Nowadays it is impossible to spot the borderline. Only a street sign naming the Landkreis (county) and a slight increase in the use of concrete at the roadside indicates the passage from one Bundesland (federal state) to the other.

The confluence itself held no difficulty at all. As Mapquest had shown us, the point is situated about 40 meters from a local street. Picture #5 shows a view over the area, a wheat field, with the street in the foreground where we parked our car. Moving carefully along the tractor tracks, we could avoid treading down the knee-high plants. With my old GPS held out at arm's length, we found the place and took some more photos. The view to the West shows some buildings of the nearby village behind some apple trees. Note the yellow street sign announcing the village.


 All pictures
#1: view to the South and the small Huy Mountains
#2: GPS reading
#3: view to the North
#4: view to the East
#5: a view over the area
#6: view to the West and the village of Eilsdorf
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