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Denmark

1.0 km (0.6 miles) E of Frederiksværk-Melby, Sjælland (Island), Frederiksborg, Denmark
Approx. altitude: 13 m (42 ft)
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Antipode: 56°S 168°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: View South #3: View West #4: View North #5: The confluence point lies on this forest path.  (A concrete marker alongside seems to mark the point.) #6: All zeros! #7: A closeup of the concrete marker that appears to mark the point #8: An impressive oak tree, seen near the entrance to the trail system #9: Roskilde Cathedral

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  56°N 12°E (visit #7)  

#1: View East

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

18-Jul-2013 -- Continued from 56N 14E

From Roskilde, where I photographed the spectacular, UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral, I continued north through scenic countryside of northern Sjælland to reach this confluence point. The hardest part of this visit was finding the right place to park. I first drove along a narrow gravel road that passes just 175 meters north of the point, but this road is lined with homes. However, I eventually found a good place to park: at 56.00024°N 11.99082°E, about 570 meters west of the point. At this point, there was a signed entrance to a series of hiking/biking trails. These trails (mostly doubletrack) took me to the confluence point, which lies precisely on one of the trails.

The (very easy) hike through the forest to the confluence point was very pleasant. I saw several people hiking, running, or walking their dogs. I also saw a couple of deer.

Just 7 meters away from the confluence point - according to my GPS receiver - there's a concrete marker on the side of the trail. This marker appears to mark the confluence point, although I didn't see anything written on it. Surprisingly, none of the previous visitors mentioned this marker.

Continued at 55N 15E.


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#1: View East
#2: View South
#3: View West
#4: View North
#5: The confluence point lies on this forest path. (A concrete marker alongside seems to mark the point.)
#6: All zeros!
#7: A closeup of the concrete marker that appears to mark the point
#8: An impressive oak tree, seen near the entrance to the trail system
#9: Roskilde Cathedral
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