25-Mar-2001 -- When I was looking for confluence points in Germany that had not been visited yet, I realised there was one (48N/9E) only a few kilometres away from my grandmothers home, near to the small town of Meßkirch. So when my parents went for a visit to her, I accompanied them and took the GPS receiver and a camera with me.
On our way back home we took the chance to visit our first confluence point and made a short side trip to the location which is located near the village of Buchheim. A paved gravel road lead next to it, so there was no problem to get there by car. Furthermore my father even knew the way quite well as he had lived in the area in his childhood and youth.
The confluence point is located at about 800 metres above sea level and if you're lucky and the weather is fine you have can great view of the Swiss Alps from there. From point of the small tower, which belongs to the village of Buchheim, (on the first picture) the view is even better. The tower is several hundred years old and belonged to an ancient church.
The region around the confluence point is rural with lots of forests and farming land (mainly cattle and dairy). The "Bodensee", Lake of Konstanz is only about 30 km away.