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Austria

1.9 km (1.2 miles) N of Josefsthal, Niederösterreich, Austria
Approx. altitude: 492 m (1614 ft)
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Antipode: 49°S 165°W

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
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#2: east #3: south #4: west #5: gps coordinates #6: old marker of confluence point

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#1: north

(visited by Franz Mittermayr, Paul and David)

03-Aug-2011 --

Starting at 10 a.m. we went by car from our home in Upper Austria heading North, crossing the border to Lower Austria and driving along the Czech border. Passing by a castle and a lot of small villages finally we arrived Litschau, a city pretty close to the CP.

When we saw the golf course we knew that we had to turn around, because we already missed the way to the CP. At a tavern we left our car behind and started walking on a way through a wood. No cars allowed but signposts on trees showed us to be on the right way.

After half an hour walking we reached a stone marked as the "Meridian Stone" with an inscription of the coordinates. It seems to be from an official geological survey but our GPS device showed some deviation. Within 100 m we also found the point where our GPS showed the coordinates very precisely. We took pictures from both places just to be sure. Both points are inside a wood very close to a river which is the border to Czech Republic.


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#1: north
#2: east
#3: south
#4: west
#5: gps coordinates
#6: old marker of confluence point
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