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Germany : Nordrhein-Westfalen

1.2 km (0.7 miles) E of Köln-Flittard, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 45 m (147 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 173°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
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#2: View to north #3: View to east #4: View to south #5: View to west #6: GPS reading #7: Signal strength #8: Skywalk across the main road

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  51°N 7°E (visit #16)  

#1: Location of CP 51N 7E, distance to the CP: about 40 metres

(visited by Thomas Barthel)

26-Nov-2010 -- The second visit on my trip to Dorsten was designated to the CP 51N 7E, situated about seven kilometres north of the centre of Cologne.

After turning from the motorway A4 on to the A3, direction north, I soon reached the exit ‘Köln-Mülheim’. Now it was only 4 kilometres until I reached a very narrow road named ‘Grüner Kuhweg’, which leads from the B6, over the rails to the fields were the CP is located. After about 700 metres following this road, I parked the car next to the field and walked the last 50 metres by foot.

I arrived at six, so it was dark. But on my way I thought that maybe the light of the city around would give enough illumination to determine the Confluence. And so it was!

The pictures of the GPS were not the problem. The landscape around was more complicated to picture. The camera partly did the photos with a shutter time of 30 seconds. The pictures viewing north and west are not very clear. But all together the pictures give a good impression of this confluence point visit ‘by night’. Very impressive is the huge logo of the company ‘Bayer’ coming out. The bright floodlights from a sports ground with poplars in front of it are visible in direction north as well as the electrification of the railway lines in direction west. Later when I was leaving the town I saw the large area of the Bayer plant including a skywalk across the main road.

This most western Confluence visit I did was easy to access and specially interesting because of the darkness!


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#1: Location of CP 51N 7E, distance to the CP: about 40 metres
#2: View to north
#3: View to east
#4: View to south
#5: View to west
#6: GPS reading
#7: Signal strength
#8: Skywalk across the main road
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