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Today's location is in a small birch forest next to the Niedercrinitz picnic stop along the Autobahn A72 near Zwickau.
Country: Germany; state: Sachsen (Saxony, EU:DE:SN); district: Zwickau; municipality: Wilkau-Haßlau
Weather: clouded, 0-2 °C
I had been in Würzburg since Wednesday, both for a conference (Thursday till Saturday) and to meet friends. For the return trip to Dresden I noticed that the hashpoint was right next to the Autobahn. At first I thought about doing the usual "leave Autobahn at exit N, go to hashpoint, get back on the Autobahn at exit N+1" routine but then I thought "why all that detour instead of a short walk?". After an uneventful 2.5 hours of driving I stopped at the picnic stop. Then I walked along the fence that runs all along the Autobahn until I reached on of the doors that are in that fence. I hadn't been sure if those doors were usually locked but when I reached one I wasn't, so they are only for keeping out animals (mostly deer) as I presumed, not for keeping in humans. I walked over to the underpass and on the other side of the Autobahn entered the small birch forest.
The hashpoint was found quickly:
I quickly took pictures while my hands became colder and colder in the frosty air, then walked back to the car in order for another 1.5 hours of driving.