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The devil's castle / Hudicev gradic

A cache by sky_si Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 4/27/2008
In Slovenia
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:


ENGLISH:
The cache is hidden somewhere in the castle Kamen (The Rock) at the beginning of the beautiful valley of Draga. The valley is a popular starting-point for hikers and also worth visiting by bike. At its end there is a guest house.
The majestic castle was first mentioned in writing in 1263, but it was probably built in the 12th century by the counts of Ortenburg. Having gone through the hands of several owners, the Lambergs enlarged it in 1548 and left it in the beginning of the 18th century. In 1740 the new church in Begunje was built and the bricks from the castle were handed down from one villager to another in a long chain several kilometers long. Today the once mighty castle is almost completely ruined and still silently awaiting better times and a thorough renewal. It has become a popular visiting place for families and individuals who want to escape the city noise and feel they are being transported back in time.
You can leave your car at a small parking place at N 46° 22.879 E 014° 13.071. Then follow the road downstream for 60 meters. The path to the right across the bridge leads you directly to the castle. The walk is short and easy, but unsuitable for prams since in the castle it leads up quite a few steps. Only small children should be watched over so they do not stray from the path.
If you follow the narrow path beginning at N 46° 22.928 E 014° 13.015 up the hill and to the west, you will reach a natural hollow called Zijavka. In it some parts of a man-made wall can still be seen. It is rumored that this was the location of the original Jamski grad (The Cave Castle) built before Kamen. The path is quite narrow and some parts are steep so it may not be suitable for small children.
A legend still alive among the locals says that in a hole some 20 meters above the Zijavka hollow the devil himself used to live. The story goes that the evil spirit wouldn’t allow the building of the original Cave Castle. Every wall that was erected by day, the devil demolished by night. At last he allowed the builders to finish their work, but they had to build him his own castle. So they cleaned up the hole and closed it with a stone plate with a window so that the devil could look down upon the valley.
If the time is short, you can just follow the wider path to the upper levels of the castle where the hidden treasure awaits you. Tread lightly, the devil might hear you!

SLOVENSKO:
Zaklad je skrit nekje na gradu Kamnu na zacetku prelepe doline Drage. Dolina je priljubljena zacetna tocka za hribolazce in vredna obiska tudi s kolesom. Na njenem koncu je gostišce.
Mogocni grad je bil prvic pisno omenjen leta 1263, verjetno pa so ga že v 12. stoletju zgradili grofje Ortenburgi. Potem ko je zamenjal vec lastnikov, so ga Lambergi leta 1548 povecali in zapustili v zacetku 18. stoletja. Ko so leta 1740 gradili novo farno cerkev v Begunjah, se je vrsta domacinov,ki so si podajali strešnike z gradu za pokritje nove cerkve, menda vila vse od gradu do Begunj. Nepokriti grad je zacel propadati in danes je skoraj popolnoma unicen ter še vedno nemo caka na boljše case in temeljito obnovo. Postal je priljubljen cilj za družine in posameznike, ki si želijo uiti mestnemu hrupu in se za kratek cas pocutiti kot v drugem casu.
Avto lahko pustite na majhnem parkirišcu pri N 46° 22.879 E 014° 13.071. Sledite potoku navzdol in po 60 metrih na desni preckate most, ki pripelje naravnost do gradu. Pot je kratka in lahka, a neprimerna za vozicke, saj se v gradu vzpenja po stopnicah. Nekaj pazljivosti bo treba nameniti le majhnim otrokom, da ne zaidejo preblizu kakšnega roba ali visokega obzidja.
Ce sledite ozki poti, ki se zacne pri N 46° 22.928 E 014° 13.015 in se vzpne v hrib ter proti zahodu, boste prispeli do naravne špilje, imenovane Zijavka. V njej so še vidni deli zidu, ki je delo cloveških rok. Govori se, da je bil tu prvotni Jamski grad, zgrajen že pred Kamnom. Pot je ozka in ponekod strma in zato ne najbolj primerna za majhne otroke.
Med domacini je še vedno živa legenda o luknji, ki je kakih 20 metrov nad Zijavko. Menda je tam nekoc živel sam zlodej. Pravijo, da zlobni duh graditeljem ni pustil dokoncati Jamskega gradu. Kar so postavili podnevi, je podrl ponoci. Koncno jim je pustil dokoncati delo, a zato so mu morali postaviti njegov lasten grad. Zato so ocistili luknjo in jo zazidali s kamnito plošco. V njej so pustili le okence, skozi katerega se je hudic lahko razgledoval po dolini.
Ce nimate casa, pa sledite širši poti navzgor na višje predele gradu, kjer vas caka skriti zaklad. Pa previdno, da vas ne sliši hudic!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

yrg yvtug fubj lbh gur jnl
anw gv firgvyxn cbxnmr cbg

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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