the Degree Confluence Project


0.5 km (0.3 miles) E of Wilwerwiltz-Enscherange, Diekirch, Luxembourg
Approx. altitude: 392 m (1286 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 174°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS #7: Visitors #8: Proving the sun is in the south at midday #9: Transmitters

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#1: Overview

(visited by Karl Bryk, Andrea Bryk and Michael Bryk)

17-Jul-2005 -- After having visited 47N 11E and 47N 10E the previous day our target was to do all the confluences in Luxembourg (i.e. 50N 6E) before carrying on to Blighty.

Our route took us into south Luxembourg following a slow but pleasant route through Diekirch on to Hosingen, Bockholz and Pintsch as described in previous visitors reports. On the way we spotted numerous transmitters, some of massive size. We didn't know whether they were radio or TV (or both) but they were impressive nevertheless. I wondered if had they been near the CP (they weren't) whether they could affect the signals received by the GPS device in any way. Maybe someone out there knows?

The road to Pintsch was narrow and windy and on arrival there looked for the signs to the Friedhof (cemetary). We could not find any so just followed the GPS, eventually leaving the paved road on to a passable (even for our non-offroad car) track. After a few minutes following the GPS and asking a few bemused walkers we came upon the CP below us. The other reports I had read talked of going up the hill to the CP, we had somehow found the back way to it.

A few minutes taking the obligatory photos and a small picnic at the CP (a first for us) we left down the hill to start the long trip on to Blighty.

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#1: Overview
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS
#7: Visitors
#8: Proving the sun is in the south at midday
#9: Transmitters
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