Bike Touring Highlight
The Wilseder is not only the highest mountain in the North German lowlands with excellent views, but also a former survey point."In 1820, the then King George IV commissioned Carl Friedrich Gauss, Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Observatory of the University of Göttingen, to measure the Kingdom of Hanover Gauss also used the mountain summit of Wilseder Berg as one of the points of triangulation for land surveying Central triangular points formed the Falkenberg further south (150 m above sea level) and the eastern Haußelberg (118 m above sea level) For the purpose of land surveying, a "triangulation tower" was erected on the summit of Wilseder Berg It is unclear at the beginning of the 1890s or at the end of the 1890s that it was not possible to explain why a signal bar was erected on the Wilseder Berg between 1900 and 1906, on a postcard sent in 1904 (together with three of the former seven A picture taken around 1910 shows this signal bar no longer (and also only one more signal spruce).Part of the triangular network of the Gaussian degree measurement, with the Wilseder Berg, was also shown on the back of the 10 DM banknote of the fourth series of Deutsche Mark. "Source:
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