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Sprinkenhof (ENG/GER)

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Hidden : 10/21/2009
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Most hunted urban "Letterboxcache" all over the free world:-)

Tricky to find - Attention Muggles (Try without the hint)
Nicht ganz einfach zu finden - Achtung Muggles (Versuche es ohne Hint)

You can tape Geocoins on top of the cache - like the "Sprinkenhof Zero Milestone" Coin.

Attention !!!
The lid has to be opened and closed slowly. Roll the logbook and put it into the lid. After that close the lid. There is no ink pad in the cache. Use your own ink pad. THE STAMP STAYS IN THE CACHE !!!

Achtung !!! Der Deckel muss langsam Stück für Stück geöffnet und verschlossen werden. Logbuch rollen und in den Deckel stecken und dann zumachen. Benutze Dein eigenes Stempelkissen. DER STEMPEL BLEIBT IM CACHE !!!

The Sprinkenhof - largest "Kontorhaus"

This monstrous building is the largest of its kind in the Kontorhaus quarter, and takes up two complete blocks. Sprinkenhof also spans the Springeltwiete street. It was built in three stages from 1927-1943 by the famous local architect Fritz Höger. Its brick facade is covered with terracotta arranged to look like a net. The interplay of color and light, and the inner courtyard's gold-plated stones, and beautiful windows make this building totally unique.

Der Sprinkenhof – das größte Hamburger Kontorhaus

Das Kon­tor­haus­vier­tel ge­hört zu den ein­drucks­volls­ten Bau­en­sem­bles der 1920er Jahre. Unter dem Be­bau­ungs­plan Fritz Schumachers ent­stand eine ge­schlos­sene Be­bau­ung, die durch rie­sige Bau­mas­sen und die ex­pres­sio­nis­ti­schen For­men der Back­stein­fas­sa­den ge­prägt ist. Das größte Ge­bäude ist der 1927-31 durch Fritz Hö­ger sowie Hans und Oskar Ger­son er­rich­tete Sprin­ken­hof. Des­sen Fas­sade ist zum Teil durch ein netz­ar­ti­ges Back­stein­mus­ter über­zo­gen, in dem ver­gol­dete Em­bleme Mo­tive aus Wirt­schaft und Ver­kehr zei­gen.

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