Photographer's Note

Travelling is restricted, many people limit themselves to holidays in their own country or one-day excursions.

There has been an official concept of a "German tip pass" since the year 2000. The northern-, southern-, western- and easternmost municipalities of Germany have issued a pass in which to collect the respective local stamp, and if you managed to visit all four places within four years (extended to five due to corona) and stay there for at least one night, you get a parcel with the respective local products.
The disadvantage is that you have to travel more than 2700 kms to manage that.
I decided to limit the procedure to the four corners not of Germany but of my home land, Rhineland-Palatinate, and to extend it by taking in the land's centre as well as its highest and lowest point.

This is the geographical centre of Rhineland-Palatinate, situated on a forest edge near the village of Bärenbach in the Hunsrück uplands and easily accessible by aircraft as Hahn airport (HHN) is just 2,5 kms away. Its coordinates are 49° 57' 18.5 " N, 7° 18' 37.5" E. The nearest big cities are Trier (53 km), Koblenz (50 km) and Mainz (69 km, the land's capital). Entire Rhineland-Palatinate will fit into a circle with its centre here and a radius of 128,4 km.

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Additional Photos by Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 1 N: 1941] (7570)
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