A lost treasure, a dangerous dragon, and a fabled sword? This week’s Geocache of the Week, Siegfrieds Schwert (GC70YWG), brings a medieval epic back to life and lets you be the legend of this quest.
The famous “Nibelungenlied” tells the tale of Siegfried, who slew the dragon Fafnir with his trusty sword “Balmung,” and bathed in the beast’s blood which rendered him invincible – except for a single spot on his back where a leaf from a linden tree had fallen on him. Tragically, Siegfried dies in the course of the story and his sword “Balmung” is lost. Centuries later, in 2017 to be exact, a group of knightly cache owners created a geocache that challenges other cachers to find the fabled sword in a lush forest in southern Hesse, Germany.Continue reading →