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Germany : Sachsen-Anhalt

near Moritz-Schora, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Approx. altitude: 74 m (242 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 52°S 168°W

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

#2: Gudi on abandoned station #3: Muddy way E of CP #4: CP viewed from E old station and wet field #5: My GrandPa -Ma Gudi and me few m's N of real CP #6: GPS view NE along railway

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  52°N 12°E (visit #1)  

#1: Railroad tracks at CP view NE

(visited by Andreas Tietze, Gudrun Kuhrs, Fritz Leutner and Hanni Leutner)

07-Apr-2001 -- 52°N 12°E

For my third confluence point I mobilized my girl friend Gudrun and my grandparents, both over 80 years old.

On one Saturday in April Gudrun and me met them in the town Brandenburg and drove with their car 60 km to the remote village Guetergleuck. The two were inspired and rejuvenated by the idea to be able to participate in an American research project and to get famous on the Internet.

Our journey took us over bad land roads, through the "flowering landscapes" of East Germany, interrupted from small old villages. Soon we got close to the point. We realized that it was near the road in the proximity of an abandoned train station. The point was only 100m away, but unfortunately it was situated behind the much traveled rail line consisting of at least seven tracks.

So we decided to try it from the other side. We drove some km, had to cross another rail line and found a muddy path in the correct direction. But the way was completely inundated after the violent rainfalls of the last days and had many road holes. The grandfather on the rear seat got anxious about his car. He feared flat tires and saw us staying in the "Pampa" overnight. Only now it became clear to the grandparents why their grandchild had put on old trousers with holes.

On this dirt road it was impossible to get close enough to the point. We would have had to walk still 500 m over a freshly sown and muddy field of the fertile Magdeburger Boerde. So we gave up on this side of the rail tracks and went back again to the other side to the old station.

There the coordinates looked good enough: 52°00'03''N 12°00'00''E. So we finally took the photos, however from the false side of the rail tracks but only 90 m north from the CP.

We didn't dare to cross the tracks by foot with the ancient people the more so as there was a lot of traffic and a sign "Railway facility. Admission strictly prohibited!".

Text and photos from Andreas and Gudrun.


 All pictures
#1: Railroad tracks at CP view NE
#2: Gudi on abandoned station
#3: Muddy way E of CP
#4: CP viewed from E old station and wet field
#5: My GrandPa -Ma Gudi and me few m's N of real CP
#6: GPS view NE along railway
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Pending visits
Submitted  Visit date  Name  Success?  Status? 
14-Apr-14  06-Apr-14  Richard Ohnesorge  yes  pending