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near Øster Sømarken, Bornholm (Island), Bornholm, Denmark
Approx. altitude: 4 m (13 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 55°S 165°W

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View East #3: View South #4: View West #5: The confluence point is marked by a cross in a concrete slab #6: All zeros! #7: The information sign (in Danish, German, and English) at the confluence point #8: A closeup of the English language portion of the information sign

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#1: View North

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

20-Jul-2013 -- Continued from 56N 12E.

This may have been my most expensive confluence visit so far. I had originally planned to visit this point two days earlier, by driving from Copenhagen to Ystad, Sweden, and then taking a passenger ferry to Bornholm. However, I ended up arriving in Ystad too late to catch a ferry at a good time, so I gave up on this attempt then. Instead, I decided - two days later - to fly from Copenhagen to Bornholm, and then rent a car.

Denmark is beautiful, but expensive. The flight from Copenhagen to Bornholm (just 25 minutes flying time each way!) cost me around $-US 280, and the 1-day rental car cost me $-US 100. But with only 1 day left in Denmark, if I were to achieve my goal of visiting all of Denmark's land confluence points, then I had to do this. But fortunately there is a lot more to Bornholm than just the Degree Confluence Point. It is a scenic island, and worth a visit in its own right.

After having lunch in the pleasant town of Rønne (the island's main town), I drove eastward along the island's south coast. I was fortunate to experience perfect summer weather - a cloudless sky, with temperatures in the mid 20s °C. I soon reached the confluence point, which is located just off the road, near a beach. This confluence point is actually considered a tourist attraction, with signs pointing towards it. The point itself is marked by a cross in a concrete slab, set in the path. A sign nearby notes the significance of the point.

Near the confluence point there's a cafe - "Cafe Slusegaard" - with WiFi, that I used to upload this report! Unfortunately - because the cafe is 140 meters away from the point, this just misses out on being one of the rare confluence points with WiFi Internet access!

Continued at 55N 12E.


 All pictures
#1: View North
#2: View East
#3: View South
#4: View West
#5: The confluence point is marked by a cross in a concrete slab
#6: All zeros!
#7: The information sign (in Danish, German, and English) at the confluence point
#8: A closeup of the English language portion of the information sign
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)