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Germany : Sachsen-Anhalt

near Wetterzeube-Rossendorf, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Approx. altitude: 167 m (547 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 168°W

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#2: hundreds of sheep bleat at the village enter #3: last property of Rossendorf #4: GPS with gardening tools #5: funny ride on wheelbarrow to CP, me and Fauli #6: round view on CP, from SE to W

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  51°N 12°E (visit #1)  

#1: watering-can and garden-chair on CP, look S

(visited by Andreas Tietze and Andreas Faulstich)

09-Apr-2001 -- Watering can at 51N 12E

On the way to another Exedition ("Lightweight-hiking") we visited this beautiful CP in Saxony. It was a warm sunny day in the spring, greatly desired.

The CP lays only 10km far off our highway-route. Country roads led us across fields, hills and small villages. After we had to drive round a building plot, we stood at the entry of the village "Rossendorf".

The village lies at a small mountain and has only a handful of houses. A big sheep-pasture creeps close to the hillside. Hundreds of sheep bleated when the strange guests came. Which surprise would the CP have for us?

Before starting the CP-discovery I wanted to know as exact as possibly where the CP is and how it looks there. So I took the satellite-atlas "D-Sat" (from russian satellites) for help. Compared with the position of "MAPQUEST" I could localize the point very exactly.

Should it actually lie on a property at the edge of the village? And actually: as we arrived at the yard of the last house, the GPS showed only 60 m up to the CP. The way at the property along was expelled as private-way, therefore we asked the owner. He seemed not very interested and let us pass. Maybe he thought that we were geologists.

Following the GPS on the way we were only 10 m far off the CP. We stood in front of a wire-netting-fence and the GPS showed exactly into the romantic back-garden. And we saw something there - a watering can -next to fruit trees, an old garden-chair, dung-hill and wheelbarrow. It was useless to lean over the fence. The GPS didn't want to change on 0000 yet. Fauli has found a hidden garden-door and so we sneaked into the garden. It was a lovely and magical place with this watering-can. Splendid sun, blue sky, yellow gorse blooms at the fence, wide meadow-valley with brook and sheep.

We hurried hundred of km on the search for fame, and we found a place full of grace and beauty. And I tried to feel the energy of the focus, there the global rounding 12th longitude and 51th latitude confluence.

Lovely greetings to CP 51E 12E.

Andreas Tietze


 All pictures
#1: watering-can and garden-chair on CP, look S
#2: hundreds of sheep bleat at the village enter
#3: last property of Rossendorf
#4: GPS with gardening tools
#5: funny ride on wheelbarrow to CP, me and Fauli
#6: round view on CP, from SE to W
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