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Germany : Schleswig-Holstein

2.2 km (1.4 miles) W of Trennewurth, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Approx. altitude: 4 m (13 ft)
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Antipode: 54°S 171°W

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#2: My trusty GPS12 at the confluence in the pouring rain #3: View to the north #4: View to the east #5: View to the south

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#1: N54E009 is 50 meters away in this muddy field

(visited by Bernd Kuemmerlen)

05-Jan-2001 -- Since I heard of the Degree Confluence Project I liked the idea (as so many others did) and I started to look for good candidates. After months, I finally managed to visit my first confluence on a trip back from a New Year vacation we spent at the North Sea shore.

N54E009 lies in a part of Germany called Dithmarschen, which is famous for its cabbages... and cabbage fields and other agricultural sites. This set the scene for this confluence: A muddy field (and muddy means very muddy). In the morning it had started to rain which made things worse.

Approaching by car, I left the main road at a small agricultural byroad and parked approx. 300 m away from the confluence which was in the middle of a winter-wheat field. I slushed through the mud (without proper footwear) only to find that the confluence was 50 meters behind a drain canal (Dithmarschen has many drain canals because it is mainly land reclaimed from the North Sea) which I was unable to cross... So back to the car, another road, and this time I was successful. By this time it had started to rain harder, so I was in a bit of a hurry: take a photo of the GPS, N, E, S, W (which are a bit off because I had no compass) and back.

So this was N54E009, not much to see apart from mud, some houses and a few wind energy wheels, maybe not the most beautiful spot in Germany but quite representative for this part... I might visit again in summer when the weather is better.


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#1: N54E009 is 50 meters away in this muddy field
#2: My trusty GPS12 at the confluence in the pouring rain
#3: View to the north
#4: View to the east
#5: View to the south
#6: View to the west
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