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5.7 km (3.5 miles) NNW of Dötk (Zala), Vas, Hungary
Approx. altitude: 157 m (515 ft)
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Antipode: 47°S 163°W

Accuracy: 900 m (984 yd)
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#2: This roe deer was disturbed by our visit - 1 #3: This roe deer was disturbed by our visit - 2

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  47°N 17°E (visit #2) (incomplete) 

#1: View to north - The point must be somewhere over there near the woods

(visited by Oliver Bartsch and Gabi Kirnich)

English Version

08-Aug-2002 -- Für unseren diesjährigen Urlaub in Ungarn hatte ich zu Hause bereits einige Landkartenausschnitte von diversen Landkartenservern vorbereitet, die alle Confluencen betrafen, die von unserem Quartier in Zalakaros aus, erreichbar schienen. Wir entschieden uns dann für einen Besuch bei 47N 17E nahe dem kleinen Dorf Berbaltavar. Das Gelände schien uns auch für einen Besuch mit dem Rollstuhl geeignet: flaches Land und relativ nahe zur Straße. Am Morgen des 8.8.2002 machten wir uns in Zalakaros (50 km entfernt) auf den Weg. Unterwegs besichtigten wir das neue Thermalbad in Zalaszentgrot, in dem schon unsere "Vorgänger" verweilten.

Wir stoppten an einer kleinen Feldausfahrt auf der Straße von Zalaber nach Berbaltavar. Das war gleichzeitig der Punkt der geringsten Entfernung von der Confluence. Leider war das anschließende Feld mit dem Rollstuhl nicht gut zu begehen. Der Boden war schwer und feucht, außerdem war das ganze Feld noch mit Maispflanzen besetzt, die wir nicht beschädigen wollten und wir waren noch über 900 Meter vom Punkt entfernt. So blieb es bei diesem "Versuch".

English Version

08-Aug-2002 -- During our vacation in Hungary in August 2002 we decided to visit the confluence situated closest to our hotel in Zalakaros. It was 47N 17E near the little village of Berbaltavar. I had prepared already some little maps from different map servers with all hungarian confluences that seemed possibly within reach during our stay in Hungary. From far away the terrain seemed to be quite suitable for a visit with a wheelchair: flat land and closed to the road. In the morning of August, 8., 2002 we went off from Zalakaros (50 km away). On the way we stopped at the new thermal bath of Zalaszentgrot, where already our "predecessors" made a break.

Close to the confluence we stopped at small driveway to the field on the road from Zalaber to Berbaltavar. This was the point with the least distance to the confluence. Unfortunately we weren´t able to walk on the field by pushing the wheelchair. The soil was heavy and wet, beside that the whole field still covered with unharvested plants of maize. We didn´t want to damage them and we had still more than 900 metres to go. So we ended up with this "attempt".


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#1: View to north - The point must be somewhere over there near the woods
#2: This roe deer was disturbed by our visit - 1
#3: This roe deer was disturbed by our visit - 2
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