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Find the 18th Meridian

Find the 18th Meridian


What connects Bydgoszcz with
Dubrovnik, Stockholm or Cape Town? The
18th meridian east runs through these
cities. Its exceptionality consists in the
fact that it helped cartographers draw flat
maps. The easiest way to find the 18th
Meridian is to go to the Ratuszowy Hotel (37 Długa Street), where a plaque with its
designation was mounted on the initiative
of the 18th Meridian Association. We can
find more traces of the Meridian in the
Old Market Square, in the proximity of the
Fight and Martyrdom Monument; then it
runs to Marszałka Focha, E. Warmińskiego,
Sienkiewicza, and Wileńska Streets, and
further to the Bocianowo district. The best
idea to search for it is with the use of GPS.
We also recommend visiting the places
commemorating the run of the mysterious
“Eighteenth” Meridian, including the Globe
at the plinth near the White Granary on Mill
Island (it was believed that the meridian runs
also through Mill Island) and an obelisk with
a ball and image of a ship on Municipal Lock
No. 2.
Tip: When searching for the 18th
Meridian, it’s worth
trying to play the popular
geocaching and find the
hidden “treasure”. More
information regarding
this topic can be found at
www. g e o c a c h i n g. com
(Search of 18th meridian).
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