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 OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 52°S 170°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View North #3: View East #4: View South #5: View West #6: GPS #7: Confluence Marker

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  52°N 10°E (visit #17)  

#1: View of the CP

(visited by Terratin)

26-Apr-2013 -- Visiting family in the Netherlands and Germany provided a good opportunity to visit a couple confluence points as well: 52N 5E, 52N 8E and 52N 10E (This CP).

Together with family we drove off in the morning to visit the Rammelsberg ore mine (near Goslar), making a detour to this confluence point. The (dirt) road to the CP is not accessible for cars, so we parked at N 52°0.127'N 9°59.714'E, walking the last 550 m over the dirt-road and along the edge of the forest.

The confluence is located in a field with just sprouting crops - we think some cereal; from the edge of the forest there was a tractor track running some 15 m west of the confluence point, which we used to get as close as possible without treading on the crop. The last 15 m to get to the exact point we tiptoed between the young cereal.

The CP is located in a hilly area, mostly used as agricultural ground dotted with a few (smaller) forests and some higher hills in the distance (to the North). Weather was great on this sunny spring day, a pleasant 25 °C in the sun.

After taking the required pictures and writing down the visit information, we also visited the nearby marker (at 51°59.903'N 9°59.920'E). Hereafter we continued our journey and spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the Rammelsberg mine near the town of Goslar in the Harz area.

  • Date/Time of visit: 26 April 2013, 11:20
  • GPS Devices: Garmin Oregon 450/Garmin etrex vista HCx
  • GPS Latitude: N 52 00.000 (Oregon) / N 52 00.002 (etrex)
  • GPS Longitude: E010 00.000 (Oregon) / E010 00.000 (etrex)
  • GPS accuracy: ±3 m (both)
  • GPS Altitude: 195 m (both)
  • Minimal distance: ±0 m
  • Distance to nearest drivable road: ±400 m direction North-West
  • Road name: Westerbeeke
  • Nearest village: Evensen, Landkreis Hildesheim, Niedersachsen, Germany
  • Visible Terrain/Area: Agricultural, hilly, forest
  • Weather: Sunny; ±25 °C in the sun
  • Description of the CP: On a field with unknown crop
  • CP Name: (none as far as we know)
  • Means of transport: Car, walking the final 550 m over a path

 All pictures
#1: View of the CP
#2: View North
#3: View East
#4: View South
#5: View West
#6: GPS
#7: Confluence Marker
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