17-Jul-2016 -- My final visit to a Degree Confluence Point during this trip to Germany was to this point in a rustic patch of forest just east of Dresden. From Dresden, I drove through the eastern suburbs, then through a series of small villages - and often quite narrow country roads, typical of the former East Germany. Like many of the previous visitors, I turned off the paved road to drive part-way down a country lane, parking at 50.99963°N 13.99343°E - about 500 m west of the point.
Hiking towards the point, I first saw the ‘ceremonial' marker, which was about 150 m from the ‘true’ (WGS84) point. Continuing on a series of well-signposted forest paths, I reached the WGS84 point, which was also marked by a cube-shaped post. This marker was just to the side of the path - making this a very easy visit.
I have now visited more than 20 points in Germany. Of these, almost half lie in forests. In each case, however, I reached these forested points with very little effort. In many cases, well-worn paths took me right to the point. This is in stark contrast to many of the points in the western U.S., which often require extensive ‘bushwhacking’.