05-Sep-2011 -- I have visited this Confluence Point a couple of times, but never had my camera with me. This time I was on my way home on a journey to visit Confluence Points on the 49th parallel, started at 49°N 019°E and reached my eastern most point at 49°N 022°E.
The route from my previously visited point 49°N 015°E led me through the Šumava (Czech side) and Bavarian Forest (German side), which surrounds the border of both countries. This mountain range is not very high, perfect for hiking and one of my preferred areas for outdoor activities.
The approach to this point is well known to me: leave the German highway B11 at the village of Zuckenried and follow a secondary road to the south until the GPS cursor points perpendicular to the point.
I parked my car in a driveway to a forest road and strolled the remaining 110 metres distance to the point. Zeroing out the GPS receivers was not easy at all, mainly because of the canopy, which was soaked due to previous rain.
As you can see in the photos the point is located in a spruce forest without much undergrowth. These kinds of forests are typical for German forest cultivation: it allows to cut single trees and remove them from the forest. Contrary to other ways of forest cultivation in the world where all trees are cut at once, the forest remains intact.
Back to the car I took another photo to show you the general area without many trees. In fact this was the perfect capstone on my Confluence journey along my home latitude 49° north!