My next stage destination N51.00.000 E014.00.000 near Lohmen is again in a field, but here the place is furnished. A monument a few meters from the exact crossing point with signs to the coordinate point according to old Central European measurements and the coordinate point according to world degree measurement (GPS system) and with two benches for a short break with a view. There is also a survey stone at the second point.
In the vicinity of my last stage destination, I noticed a Lost Place in Lohmen, which, like the Mühlsdorf coordinate stone, is on the first stage of the Malerweg hiking trail. The ruins of the Lochmühle are in the narrow valley of the Wesenitz river. The water mill was mentioned for the first time in 1559 and was used as a grain and oil mill, but due to the difficult valley location and cumbersome transport, the operation was probably not very lucrative. In 1841 the path running through the valley was laid out as a hiking trail and since 1842 the mill has also been used as an inn. The mill has been empty since 1989 and is becoming increasingly dilapidated. An investor has been planning to integrate the mill into a new hotel building since 2015. The decay of the mill is currently being held back a little, at least with a temporary roof.
On the way to my next destination, I cross the border with Poland at Ostritz over a pedestrian bridge over the Neisse. The station on the Polish side of the bridge is a curiosity. It belonged to Ostritz and the original bridge between the town and the train station was destroyed in 1945. Today the station belongs to the Polish town Krzewina, but only passenger trains of the East German Railways stop here, the Polish State Railways have stopped passenger traffic. After the war there was initially no passenger traffic; after the resumption in 1948, German passenger trains were only allowed to travel through Polish territory with the doors closed and the curtains drawn. Since 1950, a stop at the Krzewina Zgorzelecka station has been made possible again. For this purpose, the Neisse bridge between Ostritz and the train station was opened for boarding and alighting during the train times and the process was guarded by the Polish border guards. Since 1989 there is a border crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.