the Degree Confluence Project

Germany : Bayern

1.2 km (0.7 miles) W of Bad Alexandersbad-Kleinwendern, Bayern, Germany
Approx. altitude: 777 m (2549 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest OpenStreetMap ConfluenceNavigator)
Antipode: 50°S 168°W

Accuracy: 8 m (26 ft)
Quality: good

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#2: North #3: East #4: South #5: West #6: GPS #7: Visitors #8: On the way to the CP 1 #9: On the way to the CP 2 #10: Labyrinth #11: Labyrinth entrance

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  50°N 12°E (visit #14)  

#1: Overview

(visited by Karl Bryk and Michael Bryk)

07-Aug-2020 -- This the fourteenth and last of 14 CP visits made during a road trip through the Czech republic and Germany.

The previous is N51 E12.

The first is N49 E14.

After a great breakfast at our hotel in Rehau we headed of to tackle the last planned CP of the road trip. I had attempted this CP about 16 years ago using my old Geko 201 GPS device and for some reason it was bouncing all over the place and we could not find the way and as we did not have much time we gave up, vowing to try again very soon. Michael was 4 years old at the time. Well, very soon had arrived !!

We parked the car at the Labyrinth car park but decided not to take the Labyrinth route as this seemed longer, but using the GPS headed into the woods on a direct route. The distance was about 2 km.

It was a hot gorgeous day, and we were feeling it as the terrain was up, up, up. Additionally we somehow managed to end up on a track that veered away from the direction we wanted to go so had to head directly to a trail above us that we could see on the GPS. This involved some steep scrambling and some large rocks to overcome. But after we climbed over the rocks we realised we were not alone, in fact there were families all around - we were obviously on the Labyrinth trail. Following the GPS away from all the families we finally arrived at the CP. We took the necessary photos and headed back towards the car. We decided that although the route we had taken up was shorter, we would simply follow the Labyrinth trail back to the car park - it would be slightly longer but much easier. And this we did. We did not stop to enjoy the various Labyrinth features - we hadn't paid, after all - and arrived back at the car 30 minutes later.

That was the final CP of our great road trip. There followed an awful drive with lots of traffic jams past Munich and on towards Salzburg but this did not detract from the great trip we had had. I look forward to the next one !!

 All pictures
#1: Overview
#2: North
#3: East
#4: South
#5: West
#6: GPS
#7: Visitors
#8: On the way to the CP 1
#9: On the way to the CP 2
#10: Labyrinth
#11: Labyrinth entrance
ALL: All pictures on one page