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Gūtmaņa ala | Gutmanis Cave

A cache by ElvissT, adopted from Snow Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/21/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Cache is regular box, and contains logbook and pencil



ENG:
EDIT: Please dont put TB or GC in this cache!
Gutmanis cave is the widest and highest cave in the Baltic countries: 10m high, 12m wide and 18.8m long.

On the walls of the cave there are inscriptions of the 17th century. The spring that flows out of the cave used to be sacred and its water – healing.

Gutmana cave is connected with the Legend of the Rose of Turaida and her tragic love.
There is another popular story about the beautiful and unfaithful wife of the Liiv chief Rindaugs. In anger her husband let her dig into the ground of the cave. Tears of the wife have made the spring.

Baltic-Germans started to call it Gutmana cave (Good man’s cave) for a local healer had lived next to the cave. He gave the water of the spring to people and treated them with various herbs.

In the 30ties of the 20th century there was a suggestion to Latvianize the name of the cave and to call it Labvira cave. For all that there was no responsiveness among the Latvians.

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EDIT: Lūdzu neievietojiet ceļotājus!

Gutmanala ir Latvijas visvairak apmekleta, vislielaka, visvecaka un visvairak dažados informacijas avotos aprakstita ala.

Arheologisks piemineklis no 1967.gada, ka ari aizsargajams geologisks objekts no 1974.gada. Ta ir ari augstaka Latvijas ala un lielaka grota Baltijas valstis: 10m augsta, 12m plata, 18,8m gara. Avotinš, kas iztek no alas, senatne kalpojis ka svetavots, ta udens uzskatits par dziedinošu.

Ar Gutmana alu saistas teika par Turaidas Rozi – Maiju un vinas tragisko milestibu.
Otra populara teika stasta par libiešu virsaiša Rindauga skaisto un neuzticigo sievu, ko virs aiz dusmam licis ala ierakt zeme. No sievas asaram radies avotinš.

Par Gutmana alu to iedevejuši baltvacu celotaji, jo alai lidzas dzivojis vietejais dziednieks, arstedams laudis ar avota udeni un dažadiem arstniecibas augiem. 20.gs. 30-tajos gados bija ierosinajums alas vardu latviskot un devet par Labvira alu, tacu šis nosaukums tauta neguva atsaucibu.

Alas griestos redzamie gadaskaitli liecina, ka ta ir senakais turisma objekts Latvija. No literaturas avotiem vacu valoda ir atrastas zinas, ka lidz pat 1812.gadam alas sienas bija saglabajušies gadaskaitli 1521 un 1564. Senakais šobrid daleji saglabatais uzraksts ir „ANNA MAGDALENA VON TIESENHAVSEN ANNO 1667” alas griestu velve virs avotina nelielas kaskades.

Smilšakmeni var izlasit ari baronu un muižkungu vardus. Tos pec vinu noradem un pasutijuma iegravejuši meistari, kas te uzturejušies un savus darbarikus – kapnes un grebšanas instrumentus – turejuši sev lidzas. Par samaksu tika iegraveti vardi un citas zinas.
Zinas par sevi ir atstajušas ari dažadas studentu organizacijas. Ir redzams, ka senaki uzraksti ir veidoti ari latviešu valoda. Diemžel vairums seno uzrakstu ir neglabjami zuduši, jo tie ir vairakkart parrakstiti. Tadejadi ir nokasita lidz pat pusmetru bieza smilšakmens karta.

Gravet, rakstit vai skrapet uz alas sienam nav atlauts, jo tas boja šo miljoniem gadu veco smilšakmens iezi.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

YI: Gercwh prghegn cyngsbezn ab yrwnf! Cn xervfv, mrz, zntargvfxf!
RAT: Sbegu fgnvejnl ynaqvat tbvat hc. Yrsg fvqr, haqre, znatrgvp!

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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