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Bergstrasse Micro Multicache

A cache by Jan and Simone Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/22/2001
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Multilevel Cache. Some compass and calculation work to be done.

This Cache was stolen for the first time around November / December 2003 We have replaced it last Sunday (March 21st 2004) This is a multilevel microcache that takes you around the Steigerts area. The cache itself is a 35mm Film canister with a couple of russian made lapel pins, a modelling balloon and 10 french francs as starting content. Please use the cache notice backside as a logbook.

Please let me know when the log is full via your entry on the website.

You must have a compass with you and you will need to have a visibility of 42.36 Kilometers or more to successfully complete the cache (or you can decrypt the low visibility cheat below and chuck visibility and the compass).

This cache is located close to MRUDY's Mary Shelley's Schloss cache.

In case the castle over there is closed, try to solve this one here if you need to find a really nice place to eat or drink, it's starting point is only a 20 Minute drive away and you will need less than an hour to solve it's three stages.

Start out at the parking lot located at

N49 45.479 E8 41.092

There is a map there where you have to obtain a couple of numbers to get to the second stage.

The map's legend has distances for two very long routes - one is marked by a red line, the other one by a white cross.

Take the Kilometer Distance for the route white cross (without the figures behind the decimal point). We designate this value V. (i.e. white cross route is a total distance of 154.3 Kilometers then V=154).

Now we desigante the Kilometer distance for the route red line (again, without the figures behind the decimal point) value W.

Next we calculate values A and B as follows:



The coordinates for stage two are calculated like this:

Starting Point Coordinates minus North A plus East B

Just follow the trail uphill until you reach stage two.

This is where you take out your compass (or start decyphering the low visibility cheat below). Look roughly into a northern direction - If the visibility is sufficient, you will see the complete Frankfurt Skyline. Take a bearing for the highest building (the television tower). If you are set for True north, please take a magnetic bearing (although the difference hereabouts is in the 3° range i.e. MAG 90°= TRUE 93°)

Round down the compass bearing to the next full tenth (ie. if you took a bearing of 247 you round down to 240). Now add 100 to that rounded down bearing. This is value X.

Also, there is a tree here somewhere close by with two numbers on it - they are written in yellow and are circled in yellow as well. One we designate value Y and the other one we designate value Z (we don't care which one is which).

Now calculate values C and D as follows:



The cache is located at the following coordinates:

Stage 2 Coordinates minus North C minus East D

Try to resist the temptation of visiting the Cafe across from where you are right now - you will visit a much better place at the final destination (Usually home made pie !).

To reach the final destination, head back to the starting point and take your vehicle with you (Assuming you did in fact walk to stage 2)

A note on all the calculations that you are doing for this cache: All values and calculations on locations are to be made as if there were no decimal points in the WGS84 coordinates. What this means is that if you somewhere within the calculations end up with a number of 67, this is actually 0° 0.067'. Respectively, a value of 5 would be 0° 0.005' - a value of 231 would be read as 0° 0.231' and a value of 2450 would in fact be 0° 2.450'

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Low Visibility Cheat:

Gur ornevat vf guerr svir sbhe.

Cache Cheat:

Gurer ner gjb gerr fghzcf pbirerq jvgu vil ng gur svany qrfgvangvba. Bar gbc vf ubyybj.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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