“Arngast” GC1JC94 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 25, 2011


Discover a lost island in Germany while attempting to claim a smiley on the EarthCache “Arngast” (GC1JC94).

Geocacher Keitaro64 created the difficulty 2.5, terrain 4.5 EarthCache in August of last year. The cache page describes the adventure like this, “The walk starts on land that once was sea and leads into the sea, which once was land.”

Geocachers walk their way across salt meadows and tidal flats. Geocachers eventually navigate their way to the remain of Arngast island. The land, along with a dozen small villages, was claimed by the sea after centuries of flooding.  The hiking tour covers six waypoints. Geocachers must answer questions about the location to claim a smiley.


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  • JR849

    The coordinates, the marker in the map is pointing to, seems to be bogus. Arngast is at N 53° 28.878 E 008° 10.898, there you can see the lighthouse in the satellite view. 😉

  • Appreciate your eye for detail. The marker is just approximate to give geocachers an idea of where the cache is located. Thanks for the post!

  • elrecke

    I will be on that hunt on the next saturday. Just phoned the national park guide…
    I’m really looking forward to it – especially because it will be my #5.000 😀

  • geofriese

    Hi elrecke,
    I wish you much fun on the way to Arngast next week.
    For myself perhaps I try this mudflat hiking tour in my homeland end of may…


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  • YES. We did it yesterday. 20.000 steps through the deep mud flats. That was indeed strenuous and exhausting.
    It took us 6,5h for the 18km (10km through the mud flats).
    But what an experience to be right in the middle of the Jadebusen. Thanks to our guide Gerke for all the explanations and the perfect guiding.
    A cache I really recommend to do.
    That was my Geocache number 5.000.

    Cheers, Lars