Siegfrieds Schwert — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC70YWG
by die Helden und werner 54
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1.5
Location:
Hesse, Germany
N 49° 38.956 E 008° 30.668

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.

Image by BlackTempler.

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.

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Geocache of the Week Flashback Edition: Lego – einer ist zuviel (GC13Y2Y)

Traditional
GC13Y2Y
by riechkolben
Difficulty:
2.5
Terrain:
1
Location:
Berlin, Germany
N 52° 30.568′ E 013° 22.362′

As we look back on twenty years of geocaching history, we are revisiting some of our favorite Geocache of the Week candidates from years past.

This week we’re looking back to February 2011 to a Geocache of the Week that is now a ‘piece’ of geocaching history. With a list of smileys longer than its neck and the most Favorite points of any geocache, Lego – einer ist zuviel stands tall atop the geocaching world. When we featured the geocache in 2011 it had just over 2,800 finds and 350 Favorite points. Nowadays GC13Y2Y boasts over 33,000 finds and has over 11,000 Favorite points.

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Die jungen Wilden – Interview mit dem cachenden Blogger-Paar freeda_reist

Das 20. Jubiläum von Geocaching nähert sich mit großen Schritten und seit am 3. Mai 2000 in Oregon (USA) der erste Cache versteckt wurde, begeistert die GPS-Schatzsuche Millionen von Hobby-Abenteurern weltweit. Das Fantastische an der cachenden Community ist nicht nur, dass sie mittlerweile den ganzen Globus umspannt, sondern auch, dass sämtliche Generationen vertreten sind. Das Hochgefühl, das man bekommt, wenn man an einen unbekannten Ort geführt wird und dann den Geocache (unter deutschsprachigen Cachern auch als „die Dose“ bekannt) plötzlich ausfindig macht, kennt einfach keine Altersgrenze.

Heute wollen wir ein junges Cacher-Paar vorstellen, das dieses Outdoor-Hobby für sich entdeckt hat und das Erlebte unter dem Namen freeda reist in einem Blog, auf Instagram und anderen Online-Kanälen mit seinen Followern teilt. freeda reist verbinden Microcamping und Geocaching, um anderen jungen Menschen zu zeigen, wie viel es da draußen zu entdecken und zu erleben gibt.

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Herr der Waldgeister — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC4HWJ2
by Kudamatsu
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
3.5
Location:
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
N 50° 12.712 E 007° 20.052

Fairy tales, myths, and legends add a little bit of magic to our lives—and so does the real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game that is geocaching. So what happens when you combine the search for a cache with a fantastic story of forest-dwelling wood sprites? That’s right, this week’s Geocache of the Week—Herr der Waldgeister, GC4HWJ2.

Image by galaxy_hunter.
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Daniel Düsentriebs Fitnesspause (Lesen!) — Geocache of the Week

Traditional
GC5K2A9
by TCapitano
Difficulty:
1.5
Terrain:
2.5
Location:
Hessen, Germany
N 50° 14.070′ E 008° 39.730′

Fitness is an essential part of life. For some it’s running, cycling, climbing, or going to the gym; for others it’s geocaching. One cache owner (TCapitano) has added a component to their geocache that requires some movement on your behalf. Maybe we spoke too soon, don’t worry the cache owner is no cycle-path: the cache is geared towards fun not the Tour de France.

This crowd favorite has garnered over 2,600 Finds since 2015 in Hessen, Germany. Of the geocachers who have found the magnificent geocache, 89% of them gave a Favorite point, making it one of the highest Favorited caches in the world.

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