A Trio of Tripoints

A tripoint is a geographical location where three borders meet – most notably those of different countries, but also (to a lesser extent) counties, states, provinces, etc. While many of the world’s 157 national tripoints are located in the middle of lakes, rivers, deserts or mountains, those that are in populated areas are often marked with monuments of some kind. The Swiss city of Basel is home to one of the most spectacular tripoint monuments at the location where it borders Germany and France. Basel’s dreiländereck (literally “3 lands place”) is home to a soaring metal three-sided spiral…

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