the Degree Confluence Project

Germany : Schleswig-Holstein

2.2 km (1.4 miles) W of Trennewurth, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Approx. altitude: 4 m (13 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 54°S 171°W

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: View to the North #3: View to the East #4: View to the South #5: View to the West #6: GPS

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  54°N 9°E (visit #6)  

#1: Scenery at 54N 9 E

(visited by Matthias Kramer and Sebastian Lanz)

09-Mar-2009 -- This was our first confluence visit, after we read about the project on a German internet news magazine. Being a lot on the road within Germany during our work we took the chance to make this point on earth to become our premiere contribution to this fascinating project.

And now, after this visit, we could write the same as the last visitor Ole Henseler on this point: Rain, rain, rain and? Of course storm! We’re pretty sure the weather in this area is always like this. (No matter what the natives say. ;-)

We stayed at Meldorf for a few days, a small town in Schleswig-Holstein, county of Dithmarschen. After work we started at 5 p.m. moving on the B5 in direction of Brunsbüttel. In Trennewurth we left the B5 and took some small roads through fields and grazing lands until we were 300 m away from the point of magic. There we parked the car, entered a muddy field exposed to rain, storm and coldness. After dancing in the mud for some minutes we finally reached the Zero-position and took our photos. Frozen to death, wet to the bones, but proud of our first confluence point visit we returned to our car.

Although the weather was not perfect we nevertheless had lots of fun. Especially while dancing around the zero-Point and imaging what those people in the near houses may think when they look through their windows and see two guys trudging through rain and mud. What the hell makes people getting excited about standing on the crossing point of some imaginary lines? Only those who do know... :-)

Won't be our last confluence visit.

 All pictures
#1: Scenery at 54N 9 E
#2: View to the North
#3: View to the East
#4: View to the South
#5: View to the West
#6: GPS
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