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Germany : Baden-Württemberg

2.2 km (1.4 miles) SE of Buchheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Approx. altitude: 740 m (2427 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 171°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: 48°N9°E seen from a position 620m N, 200m W of the confluence in front of  the tiny shrubs downhill #3: From the Confluence looking  East #4: From the Confluence looking  South #5: From the Confluence looking  West #6: GPS display and recorded tracks #7: A deer snapped by the camera #8: Spring at "Am Täle" #9: Lake Constance, Die Bodensee

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  48°N 9°E (visit #7)  

#1: From the Confluence looking North

(visited by Henk Pouwels)

08-Apr-2003 -- While preparing this submission I detected to be one of not yet known visitors of the confluence with the most visitors recorded (as per February 2004). The confluence was visited as a target of opportunity during a business trip to the south of Germany. Having some hours to spent I looked at my GPS and at the maps and decided to visit this point. I had not checked for earlier visits. Approaching the village of Worndorf from the West via road 311 I turned left (see black spotted track in image 6) and examined the decreasing distance to the confluence. At the shortest distance, driving Northwest and the confluence to the Northeast there was the "Am Täle" = "at the valley", a small road into the wood, but forbidden for my car. I parked the car and found some heralds of spring popping up from the snow (see photograph 8). I continued by walking this road and finally strolling through the forest (see purple track in image 6) until I reached a huge meadow. The confluence was on the meadow, with a clear view to the sky, so my receiver indicated an EPE of 3 meter and was easy to bring to 2 x 5 zero's. In this decimal form the last digit represents meters, so the displayed value is within 1meter.

I took the four photographs to the main directions (see photograph 1, 3, 4, 5) and a lot more which made it very difficult to choose which to submit. All photographs show the excellent weather conditions and the beautiful landscape. Photograph 2 pictures the confluence and its environment, taken from a position 620 m N and 200 m W from the confluence. The confluence is in the brownish spot of the meadow in front of the tiny shrubs at the left side down hill. The sandy path pictured by other visitors can be seen crossing the green. The point of view of photograph 2 can be seen in photograph 1, uphill at the right side; mark the fruit trees in both photographs.

While returning to my car via a detour around the north I noticed some animal movements in the shrubs of the forest. With my camera armed I waited and was lucky to snap a deer crossing my path. I reacted even too fast, framing only the front half of the animal (see photograph 7).

Continuing by car I found I could have reached the confluence by car easily: just turn right at the church and churchyard at the top of the hill near Buchheim. Photograph 2 was taken from this hill.

Photograph 9 shows my destination, Lake Constance or Die Bodensee in German, only 30 km to the south.


 All pictures
#1: From the Confluence looking North
#2: 48°N9°E seen from a position 620m N, 200m W of the confluence in front of the tiny shrubs downhill
#3: From the Confluence looking East
#4: From the Confluence looking South
#5: From the Confluence looking West
#6: GPS display and recorded tracks
#7: A deer snapped by the camera
#8: Spring at "Am Täle"
#9: Lake Constance, Die Bodensee
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)