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Austria

2.2 km (1.4 miles) NW of Gresten, Niederösterreich, Austria
Approx. altitude: 412 m (1351 ft)
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Antipode: 48°S 165°W

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#2: monument #3: the globe

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  48°N 15°E (visit #2) (incomplete) 

#1: the area

(visited by Dieter Schwarz)

29-Apr-2001 -- i read about the degree confluence project in c't a few months ago. the confluence 48N-15E is located near my home village, gresten. it took some time to find a free weekend with fine weather conditions, as i live in vienna and own a xt500.

the confluence is well known, official already installed a monument there. picture two shows the stone, its inscription reads: "at this point the 15th degree of longitude east of greenwich and the 48th parallel intersect. land surveying office of scheibbs, july 29, 1987". picture three shows a globe with the confluence and picture one shows the whole area, including my bike. :)

Note from the project: As shown in visit #1, the area photographed here is about 100 meters from the actual confluence.


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