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Haus Carstanjen

A cache by Yellow ants
Hidden : 10/4/2011
In Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Luft-Aufnahme des Hauses Carstanjen im Jahre 1935

There are security cameras in the area but they are pointed at the fence, not the cache. In the unlikely event you are approached by UN security guards, just explain to them what you are doing.


 

Haus Carstanjen ist ein Schloss in Bonn. Es befindet sich am Rhein im Norden des Ortsteils Plittersdorf. Das schlossartige Anwesen ist 1716 entstanden. 1881 wurde das Gebäude von Wilhelm Adolf von Carstanjen erworben, der anstelle des vorhandenen Gebäudes das heutige Schloss errichtete. Derzeit ist das Klimasekretariat der Vereinten Nationen im Haus Carstanjen ansässig.

Der Altbau besteht aus einem winkelförmigen, dreigeschössigen Baukörper, dem zwei Rundtürme aufgesetzt sind.

Südlich findet man der Kuppelbau des Mausoleums von Carstanjen (GC23YYM).

Text und Photo aus Wikipedia.


Haus Carstanjen is a castle in Bonn. It is situated on the river Rhine in the Northern part of the Plittersdorf neighbourhood. The original building dates back to 1716. In 1881 Wilhelm Adolf von Carstanjen acquired the building which he rebuilt into its present classical castle form. Today, the castle houses the UNFCCC secretariat.

The original castle consists of an angular, Neo-Gothic three-story building, with two circular turrets, roofed conically in grey slate, mullioned windows, and colonnaded galleries.

To the south of Haus Carstanjen, facing the River Rhine is the Carstanjen family mausoleum (GC23YYM). It takes the form of a large rotunda, in the style of ancient Greece, with a domed roof over several floors of rich internal and external decoration.

Text and photo adapted from Wikipedia.


Before this cache was GC1JQ65, which was the first cache we found in Bonn. Thanks to Lea01 and runrig367!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

YBPU / UBYR

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Last Updated: on 10/19/2014 3:53:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time (10:53 AM GMT)
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