the Degree Confluence Project

Germany : Niedersachsen

0.9 km (0.5 miles) SSW of Sehlem-Evensen, Niedersachsen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 196 m (643 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 52°S 170°W

Accuracy: 17 m (55 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: GPS Reading #3: Ground Zero #4: The Confluence Hunter #5: View to the South #6: View to the West #7: View to the North #8: View to the East

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  52°N 10°E (visit #10)  

#1: The Confluence - Evensen in the Background

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

20-Mar-2009 -- This is the last out of a series of six confluence points that I visited this beautiful sunny Friday in the eve of spring. The story starts from 53°N 10°E.

Starting from 52°N 9°E at 16:52 pm, I was not sure, if I could reach this confluence point in time before it would get too dark for its documentation. But anyway I would pass through the area on my way to Göttingen where my friend Holger was celebrating his 40th birthday. So, I gave it a try.

After driving on several country roads I finally reached the nearby village Bodenburg at sunset. When I approached the confluence, the sun was gone already, but it was still (but hardly) enough daylight to take the pictures (at 6:38 pm, wintertime). I parked the car at a distance of 335 m and ran quickly to the exact location. Well, in order to avoid destroying the crops I only followed the tractor tracks and did not step over the plants. I documented the confluence point from a distance of 16 m. There is a good view of the area from the confluence point. One can see the village Evensen and several wind turbines.

In a forest 201 m south-west of the confluence, there is a confluence monument that consists of an concrete block with a metal globe on top. On the concrete block is the engraved text: "52° Nord, 10° Ost". Unfortunately, it was too dark to get proper pictures of it.

I walked the same way back to the car and continued to Göttingen, where this story ends.

CP visit details:

  • Beeline distance from starting point: 68.7 km
  • Driving distance from starting point: 99.0 km
  • Departure time: 4:52 pm
  • Distance and time of parking: 335 m (6:36 pm)
  • Time at the CP: 6:38 pm
  • Minimal distance to the CP: 16 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 4 m
  • Measured height: 192 m
  • Vegetation: young grain sprouts. A beech grove forest 30 m to the South.
  • Distance to a road: 400 m
  • Distance to a track: 130 m
  • Distance to houses: 450 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Weather: clear sky, 7° C (felt temperature)
  • Description of the CP: Located in the state of Niedersachsen, district Hildesheim, township Sehlem, Evensen village. In an agricultural dominated area.
  • Given Name: The Hasty Dusk Confluence

 All pictures
#1: The Confluence - Evensen in the Background
#2: GPS Reading
#3: Ground Zero
#4: The Confluence Hunter
#5: View to the South
#6: View to the West
#7: View to the North
#8: View to the East
ALL: All pictures on one page