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Germany : Bayern

2.0 km (1.2 miles) N of Dießen a.A.-Obermühlhausen, Bayern, Germany
Approx. altitude: 647 m (2122 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 169°W

Accuracy: 4 m (13 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: 360° Panorama #3: GPS Reading #4: The Confluence Hunter #5: Ground Zero #6: Carriage drawn 100m North of the Confluence #7: View to the South #8: View to the West #9: View to the North #10: View to the East

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  48°N 11°E (visit #9)  

#1: The Confluence from 80m

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

24-Feb-2008 -- The story starts from 47°N 10°E.

Driving from Munich to Zurich (Switzerland) by car, I almost passed through this confluence. It was a beautiful summer day (although it was actually February) and I was not in a hurry. Thus, I left the Autobahn A96 at Schäffelding where the distance was just 7 km beeline to the confluence. I passed through the village Finning and turned on the county road LL23 towards Hofstetten. At a distance of 1.58 km I parked the car, because the small farmer’s tracks were closed to public driving. Actually, it is a question to me how other confluence visitors were able to legally drive to the point.

On my hike to the confluence, I met a group riding on a carriage drawn by four horses. Due to the fine weather, the summits of the Alps were visible at the confluence. Just 50m north of the confluence, one could enjoy a grandiose panorama of the alpine chain.

The location itself is on a huge meadow. There are spruce forests 100m east of the confluence. In this forest, there is a lake called Windach Speicher. The church of Obermühlhausen can be seen.

On the way back I took the same route and reached my car about an hour after leaving it. The trip to Zurich continued uneventful until I came to a single-lane section of the Autobahn near Lindau, where my Ford KA broke down. The motor steamed and it turned out that I had run out of cooling water. Luckily, help came from the German Automobile Club ADAC. I was towed to a safer place where my car got fresh cooling water and additional checks. Two hours later I could continue driving home to Zurich.

CP visit details:

  • Time at the CP: 13:58 am
  • time: 15 min (from the parking lot)
  • hiking distance: 1580 m (beeline)
  • Distance to a road: 1580 m
  • Distance to a track: 20 m
  • Distance to houses: 100 m (assuming that the nearby huts count as houses)
  • Topography: rolling hills, generally flat landscape.
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy at the CP: 4 m
  • GPS height: 643 m
  • Vegetation: meadow with grass. In the vicinity spruce forest.
  • Weather: sunny, 18° C (incredible for this time of the year!)
  • Description of the CP: In the central Bavarian Highlands between the Ammersee and Landsberg am Lech. Peaceful sparsely populated area. Mostly a mixture of farming and forests.
  • Given Name: The Alpineview Carriage Confluence


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 80m
#2: 360° Panorama
#3: GPS Reading
#4: The Confluence Hunter
#5: Ground Zero
#6: Carriage drawn 100m North of the Confluence
#7: View to the South
#8: View to the West
#9: View to the North
#10: View to the East
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
16-Nov-14  31-Aug-14  Richard Ohnesorge  yes  pending