This cache will take you around the monastery of Maulbronn. You have to answer some questions to calculate the final cache approach, so this is a multi cache. The data collection will take roundabout 1h with 1.3km of walking, the cache is hidden 1km away from the monastery, so the complete and successful hunt should not exceed 3h and 3.4km of walking, even with children or a buggy. You should have the GPS, a compass (simple)and a shovel (small) with you. A calculator (simple), some paper (or this printout) and a pencil could also be useful.
The stash is a white transparent plasticbox, wrapped in darkblue plasticbag, the original stash-content is: The logbook, a pencil, a sharpener (Please leave in stash!), A multifunctional tool, a pinballwriter from Landrover, another pinballwriter, a SGI-pocketcalculator, a book about navigation, some seed for decorative plants.
You may park your car at: N49°00.058' E008°48.592'
Now please proceed to: N49°00.067' E008°48.666'
Count the similar doors at the basic store of the building southwest. A= _
Go next to: N49°00.075' E008°48.666' There is a stairway northwards, half (?) rock, half wooden. Figure out the number of the wooden steps. B= _ _
Go on to: N49°00.099' E008°48.813' Here is a fountain. The amount of nozzles give the number for C. C= _
Went next to: N49°00.053' E008°48.723' Here is an artifical object, surrounded by a number of pillars. This number is the value here. D= _ _
Southeast to: N49°00.045' E008°48.752' Here you enter the paradies. Inside to the northern wall the famous poet Hölderlin carved his name into the stone, but not all characters are readable. How many are? E= _
And now southeast to: N49°00.026' E008°48.789' Dangerous area, lions show up. Lions? Their number is needed here. F= _
And east to: N49°00.043' E008°48.854' At north is a tall building. Are windows and openings facing south? G= _
Temporarily, as this building is covered: At N49°00.040' E008°48.653' is the cityhall. Since when ist this building used for this purpose (XXXX)? Divide this number through 613 to get G (XXXX/613 = G).
The data collection is finished now.
Latitude of the cache: Please add all collected numbers up. A + B + C + D + E + F + G = _ _
Divide this through 10. This give the latitude correction in minutes.
Subtract the correction number from N49°06.832' for the latitude of the target:
latitude N 4 9° 0 6. 8 3 2 '
(minus) - N 0 0° 0 _ . _ 0 0 '
target: N 4 9° 0 _ . _ 3 2 '
Longitude of the cache:
The correction number for the longitude is ( A * D * G ) + C + E - 8 = _ _ _
Divide this through 1000. This give the longitude correction in minutes.
Add the longitude correction to E008°48.000' for the longitude of the target:
longitude E 0 0 8° 4 8. 0 0 0 '
(plus) + E 0 0 0° 0 0. _ _ _ '
target: E 0 0 8° 4 8. _ _ _ '
Now leave for N 49°0_._32 ' E008°48._ _ _ ' , where you will find a small monument. As this monument is facing south, the cache is placed under leaves and branches between the roots of a tree exactly 20m Southeast (133° (maybe 104°)) of this statue.
And now good luck and happy hunting!
09-03-'02 I have improved the coordinate of the statue for -0.017'N and -0.008'E at the calculation.
Good luck now!
10-11-'02 I added a workaround for number G.