the Degree Confluence Project

Germany : Sachsen

near Mittweida-Weißthal, Sachsen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 278 m (912 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 51°S 167°W

Quality: good

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#2: Me and the point #3: GPS #4: Looking north #5: Looking south #6: Gradnetzstein #7: Gradnetzstein with GPS

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#1: The confluence point itself

(visited by Thomas Kunert)

21-Jun-2001 -- June 21, the beginning of the summer and the longest day in the year. I drove via motorway A4 to the Mittweida exit. Onward I drove on a road called S200 towards Mittweida. The map shows me, the confluence point should be very near to this town. In this town I lose my way. Many streets, many road constructions, many redirections, many roads made with rocks, jumping with the car from road hole to road hole. I can't drive faster then 20 km/h. But after a while I found the right exit of the town.

I reached the confluence point very near a small street. It was on an small field path, some cows beside.

Nearby, bearing south, there where some houses. In front of one house I noticed a stone, signed with the word "Gradnetzstein", in English: degree mesh stone. I put my GPS on it, and it seems, this stone is not exactly located on the confluence point. The stone looks very old, and at the time they have positioned the stone there was no GPS available.

In short, this confluence point was very easy to reach.

 All pictures
#1: The confluence point itself
#2: Me and the point
#3: GPS
#4: Looking north
#5: Looking south
#6: Gradnetzstein
#7: Gradnetzstein with GPS
ALL: All pictures on one page
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
12-Aug-19  10-Jun-19  Vladimir Chernorutsky  yes  ready