the Degree Confluence Project

Germany : Baden-Württemberg

2.5 km (1.6 miles) E of Stegen-Eschbach, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Approx. altitude: 555 m (1820 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 48°S 172°W

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#2: View to the north #3: View to the east #4: View to the south #5: View to the west

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#1: Confluence point in 170m distance

(visited by Claus-Dieter Vogt and Carolin Lehner)

11-Jun-2000 -- Our second point that we've visited is located close to Freiburg, in the south of Germany. The environment of the point has a hilly character and after a look on the map you could see that there is no legal access with the craft. So you can walk, not a very long direct distance, but, because of the steepness you would have to use a very much longer way and so we've decided to do it "half-legal," because there is a permission for abutters or their visitors. And we are visitors aren’t we?

Due to the curves we approached and withdrawed permanently to the point, always watching the information of the distance, delivered by the GPS-receiver which has been held by my girlfriend on the back seat of our motorbike. The point itself is located at the edge of a small forest, but inside and the meadow in front of it is private property protected with an electrical fence so we’ve decide to shoot a picture in a distance of 170 meters and this will give you a better impression than a picture done inside of the forest, where you can regard one tree behind another one.

To determine the correct direction, I've used the compass, where I've adjusted the angle, delivered by GPS, and then I took a picture in this direction. Thereby I had to pay attention that there has been a sufficant distance between the compass and the the influence of the electical field of the GPS-receiver.

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#1: Confluence point in 170m distance
#2: View to the north
#3: View to the east
#4: View to the south
#5: View to the west
#6: View of Carolin
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