Rückmarke - Huningue, Alsace, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
N 47° 35.416 E 007° 35.243
32T E 393794 N 5271728
Quick Description: A marker on French soil from 1818 that was used to determine the border between the Grand Duchy of Baden and Switzerland.
Location: Alsace, France
Date Posted: 3/22/2012 8:57:43 AM
Waymark Code: WME1P2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member harleydavidsonandy
Views: 4

Long Description:
This marker stone was erected in 1818 on French soil as a auxiliary trigonometric point to determine the exact point of the border between the Grand Duchy of Baden and Switzerland in the middle of the river Rhine. This point is now the tripoint between France, Germany and Switzerland.

The marker is located at the back wall of a factory near the west bank of the Rhine. The bronze plaque was added in 1988.
Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the monument is required.
2. A 'distant' photo including the monument in the view is recommended.
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