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Germany : Nordrhein-Westfalen

1.2 km (0.7 miles) E of Köln-Flittard, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 45 m (147 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 51°S 173°W

Accuracy: 7 m (22 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS reading #7: Ground Zero #8: The Confluence Hunters #9: The nearby trainline

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  51°N 7°E (visit #24)  

#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance

(visited by Rainer Mautz and Elionora)

14-May-2015 -- This is the 8th out of 12 reports reaching confluence points along the 51°N-line. The story starts from 51°N 14°E.

After a drive of just 1 hour on the motorway E40 towards Cologne from 51°N 8°E, we reached the vicinity of this confluence at 2:30 PM. Although this confluence is squeezed in between a motorway, a highway and a train track, it was quite difficult to reach it. Coming from the highway, we had to make several loops until we reached the Golf Club Leverkusen e.V. in 900 m distance. Since this was a dead end, we decided to park our vehicle there and walk to the point even though it would be possible to access the confluence directly by car, rather than searching around to find the access by car.

The confluence is located at the edge of a young grain field. A train track is just 20 m away.

Again, we didn’t hang around for a long time at this confluence, since we planned to visit another 4 confluence points before end-of-day.

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance of car parking: 860 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 7 min
  • Time at the CP: 2:42 PM
  • Measured height: 51 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 1 m
  • Position accuracy: 6 m
  • Topography: flat
  • Vegetation: young wheat sprouts, framed by beech trees
  • Weather: sunny, 26° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Squeezed Train-Line Confluence

The story continues at 51°N 6°E.


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#1: The Confluence from 15 m distance
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS reading
#7: Ground Zero
#8: The Confluence Hunters
#9: The nearby trainline
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