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Germany : Bayern

1.2 km (0.7 miles) W of Ruhmannsfelden-Vorderdietzberg, Bayern, Germany
Approx. altitude: 554 m (1817 ft)
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Antipode: 49°S 167°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#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 Hunter #9: Bicycle parking near the Confluence Point #10: Landscape at the Confluence Point #11: Wooden memorial boards in 120 m distance

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#1: The Confluence from 100 m

(visited by Rainer Mautz)

06-May-2018 -- This is the second out of two reports reaching confluence points during a 2-day cycling trip from Linz in Austria via the Czech Republic to Munich in Germany. The story continues from 49°N 14°E.

I crossed the beautiful Bavarian Forest in the evening over adventurous paths, partially carrying my bicycle across the moors at heights of 1300 m altitude. Shortly before sunset I arrived in the town Zwiesel on the German side and spent the night in a friendly “Pension”.

On confluence day, I started cycling with the first daylight at 5 AM. After riding to the town Regen (which means rain), I reached the confluence on the main road B11. I thought that it would be quick to make a direct approach, so I left the main road and followed agricultural tracks downwards. When the tracks petered out, I nevertheless continued, scaling cow fences and thereby wetting my shoes from the morning dew. The vegetation, the terrain and the ground cover got more and more against me. Not after I was totally unable to squeeze my bicycle through the thickets anymore, I admitted my defeat (for myself) and turned back to the main road.

Taking the main road turned out to be the much wiser option. Cycling through Zuckenried took only 5 minutes and soon I was within 100 m to the confluence on a little county road. I parked my bicycle 50 m from the confluence in the fir forest.

The confluence is located in a high standing fir forest with fir cones lying all over the place. There is only a very thin layer of moss on the ground which is covered with fir needles. Just 100 m from the confluence point there is an open field with a nice view into the typical landscape of Bavarian forest.

After the visit I continued my cycle trip to Deggendorf. From there I followed the river Isar all the way to Munich and visited my auntie there. In the evening at 8 PM I took a bus back to Zurich, arriving there at midnight. My judgement of this trip: hard to make a better use of a weekend!

CP Visit Details:

  • Distance from a road: 100 m
  • Distance of bicycle parking: 50 m
  • Time to reach the CP from the road: 2 minutes
  • Time at the CP: 6:30 AM
  • Measured height: 540 m
  • Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
  • Position accuracy: 5 m
  • Topography: hilly
  • Vegetation: conifer (fir / pine) forest.
  • Weather: sunny, 18° C (felt temperature)
  • Given Name: The Early Direct Attempt Confluence

The story finishes at here.


 All pictures
#1: The Confluence from 100 m
#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 Hunter
#9: Bicycle parking near the Confluence Point
#10: Landscape at the Confluence Point
#11: Wooden memorial boards in 120 m distance
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