the Degree Confluence Project

Germany : Hessen

1.5 km (1.0 miles) SSE of Mainhausen-Zellhausen, Hessen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 134 m (439 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 50°S 171°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Quality: good

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  50°N 9°E (visit #11)  

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(visited by Ole Henseler)

29-Nov-2007 -- A few weeks ago, I drove the highway A3 between Frankfurt and Würzburg once again, like hundred times before. This time, I drove a rental car with a navigation system showing also position data. Suddenly I recognized that I was very close to 9°E and big surprise few minutes later also 50°N.

As I bought a GPS device just days before, I decided to visit this location on my way back a few days later.

I knew the "confluence.org" page before, about a year ago, a TV show presented confluence collectors worldwide. So I opened the web page and read the existing stories about 50°N 9°E.

Finally, on my way back on the trip, I stopped close to a forest next to Zellhausen, took the GPS and walked through the forest and found the location which is marked with a sign. My GPS showed a little difference to the marked point and after some "confluence dancing", I found the position.

As it was bad weather and already becoming dark, I shot photos in 4 directions and left.

This was my first confluence, it was a funny experience and I am on my way to visit 50N 12E then 50N 11E and then 50N 10E...

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