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Germany : Baden-Württemberg

near Rot an der Rot-Berg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Approx. altitude: 648 m (2125 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 48°S 170°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Young Upper Swabian Farmer, friendly (perhaps slightly suspicious of confluence hunters) #3: Various Other Confluence Inhabitants #4: Number 44040, Not 4810 #5: Zero Reading #6: Slightly Draughty #7: Confluence #8: West #9: North

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  48°N 10°E (visit #3)  

#1: East

(visited by Heinz-Werner Goetz and Guenter Rees)

17-Apr-2004 -- Motivated by their first successful confluence hunt, Navigator Guenter and Supervisor Heinz proceeded towards the next location, several times using or crossing the Oberschwaebische Barockstrasse on their way from 48°N 9°E towards 48°N 10°E, passing Bad Schussenried with nearby Bad Buchau at the Federsee, a reed-bordered lake which has been dwindling since the Ice Age (interesting museum), Bad Waldsee, and Bad Wurzach .

A few kilometers before they reached Rot an der Rot, the GPS receiver made them leave the Oberschwaebische Barockstrasse with its churches, monasteries and castles and enter a typical local farm area where the confluence was supposed to be.

Strictly obeying the rules set up by the confluence project, Navigator Guenter and Supervisor Heinz first of all spoke to the farmer, who was a very friendly person and told them at once that quite a few visitors had already been at his farm to view the confluence, among them camera teams from TV-stations and IT-students on field research. In this context he asked them very curiously, if Navigator Guenter and Supervisor Heinz would “somehow interfere with that internet”.

During the conversation the landowner even remembered that in ancient times there had been a marked stone on his farm at the confluence, on which there had been strange marks and signs. Unfortunately the stone had been removed during ground works and had not been preserved.

A few more confluence inhabitants could be seen in the joining stables, yet the calf with number 4810 was not available, only 44040 was at home.

Having grown much more experienced, now a zero reading of the GPS was possible for the confluence hunting newbies. After the required photos were taken (slight difficulties with upcoming wind from NE), Navigator Guenter and Supervisor Heinz said goodbye to the confluence owner and proceeded towards Rot an der Rot, where they could recreate and have a final meal in the restaurant of Kloster Moenchsroth celebrating their first two successful confluence vistits.


 All pictures
#1: East
#2: Young Upper Swabian Farmer, friendly (perhaps slightly suspicious of confluence hunters)
#3: Various Other Confluence Inhabitants
#4: Number 44040, Not 4810
#5: Zero Reading
#6: Slightly Draughty
#7: Confluence
#8: West
#9: North
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)