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Germany : Hessen

1.5 km (1.0 miles) SSE of Mainhausen-Zellhausen, Hessen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 134 m (439 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreeMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 50°S 171°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View from the point to the East #3: View from the point to the South (the highway) #4: View from the point to the West #5: Trucks passing on the highway #6: Cones of weymouth pines #7: The forest around the point, weymouth pines mainly #8: The forest around the point #9: Path towards to the point from the parking place

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  50°N 9°E (visit #19)  

#1: View from the point to the North

(visited by Jean-Luc Frérotte)

English

20-Nov-2014 -- Après ma visite du point 50N 8E ce matin, je viens visiter le point 50N 9E. Il est juste au bord de l’autoroute A3 (E42) entre Nürnberg et Frankfurt, mais pour y arriver, il faut prendre la sortie 55 et passer par le village de Mainhausen. De là, une petite route conduit vers le sud et entre dans la forêt. Il reste environ 200 m à faire à pieds sur un chemin pour atteindre le point.

C’est juste à côté de l’autoroute, à moins de 25 m des voitures et des camions à pleine vitesse. Et je confirme ce qui a été dit lors des visites précédentes : c’est vraiment un endroit très bruyant !

C’est dommage, parce que c’est une jolie forêt, avec des pins de Weymouth, des hêtres ; les cônes des pins de Weymouth sont pleins de résine, c’est très pratique pour allumer les feux. Il y a encore beaucoup de champignons, la saison est très douce et il n’a pas encore gelé.

A cinq kilomètres vers l’ouest, à Rodgau-Dudenhofen, se trouve l’Opel Test Center, avec un driver training center. Il se trouve à l’intérieur d’un anneau circulaire de vitesse de 4,7 km, bien caché dans la forêt.

English

20-Nov-2014 -- After my visit to the point 50N 8E this morning, I come to visit the point 50N 9E. It is just along the highway A3 (E42) between Nürnberg and Frankfurt. But to reach it, it is necessary to take the exit 55 and to pass through the village of Mainhausen. After the village, a small road goes towards the south and enters the forest. Then you can park the car and following a nice path you have still 200 m by foot to reach the point below the trees.

It is right beside the highway, with less than 25 m from the cars and the trucks driving full speed. And I confirm what was said by some previous visitors: it is really a very noisy place!

It is a pity, because it is a pretty forest, with weymouth pines and beeches; the cones of the weymouth pines are full of resin, it is very practical to light fires. There are still many mushrooms, the weather is very sweet for the season and freezing has not come yet.

The Opel Test Center with a driver training center is at five kilometers towards the west, in Rodgau-Dudenhofen. It is inside a circular speed ring of 4.7 km, well hidden in the forest.


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#1: View from the point to the North
#2: View from the point to the East
#3: View from the point to the South (the highway)
#4: View from the point to the West
#5: Trucks passing on the highway
#6: Cones of weymouth pines
#7: The forest around the point, weymouth pines mainly
#8: The forest around the point
#9: Path towards to the point from the parking place
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