Basel 1 GCG95Z GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 9, 2012


View near the cache location

Basel 1 (GCG95Z) hides along the banks of the Rhine River in Switzerland. It’s the most “favorited” geocache in the country. Basel 1 has accumulated nearly 300 Favorite Points to date. Some geocachers simply write in their logs, “One of the best caches in the world!!!!”

The traditional geocache was hidden by muelsee in 2003. The geocache combines an historic location with an unforgettable experience. The difficulty three, terrain one geocache has been found by more than 1500 geocachers from around the world.

Read the logs on the cache page for an idea of what makes the geocache so spectacular. Many of the log entries are in German and may need to be translated. Warning as spoilers may be contained in the logs.

View from near the cache location of a reenactment on the Rhine

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  • Guest

    What a great idea to proclaim a cache as “geocache of the week” that is grandfathered and does not meet the actual guidelines. Phew!
    This is a moving cache and moving caches are no longer accepted and won’t be published.
    Lots of cachers are disappointed they cannot hide a similar cache.

  • Mystic-G

    Why should this geocache be a moving cache?
    the Cache box is everytime located on the same place.
    the only one which is in move is the ferry, not the cache 😀


    I have often traveled to Basel on business and found this one last year.  I have been in the boat once before (pre-geocaching days).  I happened to be out doing a late night geocaching run – long after published hours for this cache.  But the boat was coming to the bank next to me.  It appears it had been “chartered” for a private party.  I waited until the passengers were let off.  I asked the captain about the cache.  He welcomed on the boat, gave me a free river crossing to the opposite bank and back.  We talked quite about about Rhine shipping, etc.  He refused any compensation (which is a nominal fare anyway).  I got this unique cache, an out and back Rhine cruise late at night under the stars and the the city lights, and met a very nice captain.  It definitely received a favorite point from me.    CACCBAG