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Pulverturm / Polveriera - mc50

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Hidden : 12/13/2007
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Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Hoch über der Meraner Pfarrkirche erblickt man einen Bergfried, der den letzten Rest der ehemaligen Burg Ortenstein bildet. Diese Burg war eine erstmals um 1313 erwähnte Feste der Grafen von Görz-Tirol. Heute wird der Bergfried gemeinhin als "Pulverturm" bezeichnet. Dieser wurde im 18. Jh. als Lager für Schießpulver genutzt, wovon er auch seinen Namen erhalten hat.

Der Cache befindet sich dort, wo die Aussicht am schönsten ist.
Bitte Vorsicht bei der Bergung und beim Zurücklegen.

Viel Spass beim Suchen!

La rovina del castello "Ortenstein" nominato per la prima volta all'inizio del XIV secolo sormonta la città vecchia di Merano e sorge sulle passeggiate Tappeiner. Nel XVI, XVII e XVIII secolo fungeva da deposito della polvere da sparo da cui ha preso il nome.

Nel punto della panoramica piu' bella si trova il cache.
Prego fare attenzione durante le manovre di recupero e ripristino del cache.

Buon divertimento!

The tower is today a ruin, standing high over the old town on the Tappeinerweg. In the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries it was used for storing gunpowder and as a place of refuge for the population in times of war. At the beginning of the 14th century a “Schloss Ortenstein” was first mentioned as the centre of “Steinach”, the oldest city quarter of Meran. The powder tower was formerly the keep of the “Ortenstein” fortification.

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Avpug va qre Znhre - aba ary zheb - abg va gur jnyy.

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