Normalhöjdpunkt för Sverige MDCCCLXXXVI, Stockholm, Sweden
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member blaufish
N 59° 19.555 E 018° 03.765
34V E 332880 N 6580029
Quick Description: Placed centrally in Stockholm in the year of 1886, this benchmarks bears the text "Normal height point for Sweden"
Location: Sweden
Date Posted: 4/6/2008 12:49:34 AM
Waymark Code: WM3H2J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member harleydavidsonandy
Views: 164

Long Description:
Geocache GC15F9E "Första precisionsavvägningen" marks this Benchmark, so cache creator Window should rightfully be credited as first publisher to Geocaching/Waymarking community.

Other than the benchmark is old (MDCCCLXXXVI = 1886) I don't know much about it. The text "Normal height point for Sweden" is a mystery to me; perhaps it has some meaning to people with more knowledge of geodetic surveys.

Note that GPS reception is terrible close to the benchmark. You should find a couple of very small alleys close to the coordinates. Go into the alleys and examine the walls and you will find the benchmark.

2009-06-29 ulfnilsson provided the following link:
(visit link)
(visit link) (google-translated into English)
Visit Instructions:
1. A closeup photo of the waymark with your GPS, or (a part of) you in it, is required.
2. An area photo including the waymark in the view is highly appreciated.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest European Historic Survey Stones, Monuments and Benchmarks
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point