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Germany : Hessen

near Oestrich-Winkel, Hessen, Germany
Approx. altitude: 105 m (344 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 172°W

Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Donna in front of the confluence #3: A tiny vineyard across the street #4: Looking east #5: Looking west

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  50°N 8°E (visit #1) (secondary) 

#1: The confluence point

(visited by Patrick Sheedy and Donna Sheedy)

20-Jan-2001 -- 50N 8E was the closest confluence to us that hadn't already been visited. It looked like a very easy confluence so even though it was unofficial we decided to visit.

The confluence is located on the northwest edge of Winkel, a small town located next to the Rhein river.

We parked in the small public parking lot at the southeast of town. After a short walk through town we started zeroing in on the confluence. Unfortunately when we found the confluence the GPS showed that it was probably in the corner of the house shown in the picture. From the sidewalk we were only a few meters away from the spot. Since we were well within the 100 meter accuracy as required for the project we considered it a success.

We took some pictures of the house and the surrounding area and then went back to the car. My outdated digital camera isn't able to focus on close objects. So the pictures I took of the GPS readout were out of focus and unreadable.


 All pictures
#1: The confluence point
#2: Donna in front of the confluence
#3: A tiny vineyard across the street
#4: Looking east
#5: Looking west
#6: Another shot of the confluence from a distance
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
22-Nov-14  20-Nov-14  Jean-Luc Frérotte  yes  pending