16-Apr-2001 -- My wife and I had just spent the weekend in Berlin. I wondered if
there was a confluence between Berlin and our home in Mannheim that had not
yet been visited. Since we were traveling by train I needed to find a
confluence that was accessible from a train station. After looking at the
maps I found 52N 12E which appeared to be near the Güterglück train station.
We took the high speed train from Berlin to Magdeburg. From there we
switched to the slow local train which took us to Güterglück in about 30
minutes. I wasn't sure what to expect when we stepped off the train in
Güterglück. There wasn't much of a train station. What used to be the
station building now seemed to be abandoned and boarded up. We walked out of
the station and didn't find much of a town. There didn't seem to be any
people around, the whole area seemed deserted.
We found the road which matched the map so we started walking towards the
confluence which was about one kilometer away. Eventually the road made a
left turn and then ran parallel to the railroad tracks. A couple hundred
meters from the confluence we came across an old abandoned railway building.
At this point the GPS showed the confluence as being on the other side of
the tracks. So we crossed the tracks and found a farm with a fence around
it. We were 30 meters away from the confluence so to avoid walking on the
farmer's field we decided that was close enough. The view wasn't very
exciting, since the land was flat with not much to see. In addition to
pictures of the confluence itself I also took some pictures of the railroad
tracks behind us since that was more interesting. The rail line isn't used
much so I didn't get a chance to take a picture with a train in it. After
spending a few minutes there we walked back to the train station and caught
the next train back to Magdeburg.
This was a fun and easy confluence to reach. And one of the few that have
been reached by using public transportation.