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Skivebakken Traditional Geocache

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cervisvenator: Hi

While I feel that should hold the location for the cache owner and block other cachers from placing a cache in the area around this cache for a reasonable amount of time, we can’t do so forever.

Nothing seems to happen with this cache listing, so it is now archived, so that someone else can place a cache in the area, and geocachers can once again enjoy visiting this location. Also, if it hasn’t been done already, please pick up any remaining cache bits as soon as possible.

Geocaches which have not been maintained or the owner has not responded will not be taken out of the archive

(This reviewer note is in English so non-Norwegian cache owners, geocachers and cache reviewers can understand what it says.)

Thanks for your understanding,
Cervis Venator Volunteer Cache Reviewer

Hidden : 02/28/2007
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Utsikt fra toppen av Skivebakken - View from top of Skivebakken

Toppen av Skivebakken er en av Bergens klassiske utkikkspunkt. Navnet refererer seg til svunne dagers skiveskyting. Allerede i 1497 fikk de tyske håndverkerne i Bergen tillatelse av biskopen til her å nytte det området de måtte ha behov for til sin fugleskyting, skyting på trepapegøyer som satt i toppen av en stang - en sport som var utbredt over hele Europa i de dager.
Da kong Christian 4. besøkte Bergen i 1599, deltok han her i skyting "efter Skife" med gevær, og fra 1600-tallet er området kort og godt kalt Skiven.

En papegøye-blink av tre, ca. 50m høy med gylne fjær, er bevart (i svært medtatt forfatning, uten vinger) på
Det Hanseatiske Museum.

Skivebakken er også den bratteste veien i Bergen i følge Bergens Tidende.


The top of Skivebakken is one of Bergen's classical viewpoints. The name refers to the olden days target shooting. In 1497 the bishop allowed the German workers to use this area for practising their target shooting, shooting on a wooden parrot which was placed on the top of a rod. This sport was practised all through Europe in those days. When king Christian the 4th visited Bergen in 1599 he joined in here in shooting "efter Skife" (on targets) using rifle, and from the 16th century the area has been called Skiven (Target)

A parrot target made of wood, about 50m high with golden feathers, is preserved (in a bad condition though, and without wings) at the Hanseatic Museum.

Skivebakken is also the steepest road in Bergen.

Kilde:Bergen Byleksikon



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