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Jan Palach Memorial in Brussels - Woluwe

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Hidden : 11/14/2010
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This easygoing multi-cache in Woluwe - Saint Pierre will take you to the Jan Palach Memorial. Jan Palach was a man who fundamentally influenced Czech (at that time Czechoslovak) history and markedly also European history.

The best way to get to this cache is by bus No.36 from metro-station "Schuman". You should get off at the station "Chant d´Oiseau" (It will take you 15 minutes at maximum from Schuman)

En français

Cette multi-cache facile a Wolluve – Saint Pierre vous men vers le Memorial Jan Palach. Jan Palach ete un homme qui a influance considerablement l'histoire Tcheque (a cette epochoe-la Tchecoslovaque) et remarquablemet aussi l'histoire Europeen.

La meilieur facon d 'arriver a cet endroit est le bus no. 36 de la station metro “Schumman“. Vous devrez descendre dans l'arret “Chant d'Oiseau“ (ce qui va prendere 15 minutes de Schuman au maximum).


Deze probleemloze multi-cache in Sint-Pieters-Woluwe neemt u naar het Jan Palach Monument. Jan Palach was een man die een cruciale invloed op de Tsjechische (Tsjechoslowaakse in die tijd) geschiedenis had en ook de Europese geschiedenis aanzienlijk beïnvloed heeft.

De gemakkelijkste manier om bij deze cache te komen is met bus nr. 36 vanuit het metrostation "Schuman". Je moet bij de halte "Chant d´Oiseau" uitstappen (de busrit duurt maximum 15 minuten).


Diese einfache Multi-Cache in Woluve – Saint Pierre bringt Sie zum Monument Jan Palachs. Jan Palach war ein Mann, der grundlegend die tschechische (damals tscheslovakische) und auf bedeutende Weise auch die europäische Geschichte beeinflusst hat.

Der beste Weg zu dieser Cache ist mit dem Bus N. 36 von der Metrohaltestelle „Schumann“. Sie sollten an der Haltestelle „Chant d´Oiseau“ aussteigen (Es ist höchstens 15 Minuten von Schumann entfernt.

Jan Palach

In August 1968, the Soviet Union together with other troops of the Warsaw Pact invaded Czechoslovakia to crush the liberalising reforms. A group of Czech students made a suicide pact intending to sacrifice themselves in protest of this invasion. Jan Palach was the first to set himself on fire in Wenceslav Square in Prague on 16 January 1969.

Jan Palach died as a result of his burns on 19 January 1969 at the age of 21. It is said that he set himself on fire not only to protest against the Soviet Occupation, but mainly to protest against the "demoralization" of Czechoslovak" citizens caused by the occupation.

The funeral of Palach became a large demonstration for freedom and democracy. The Czechoslovak secret police (StB) set out to destroy any memory of palach´s deed (Palach´s remains were exhumed), the attendance of Palach´s funeral was an excuse for terrible repression, pursuit and interrogation (the StB studied the photographs from the funeral).

A month later after Palach´s death another student, Jan Zajic, burned himself to death in the same place, followed in April of the same year by Evzen Plocek in Jihlava.

After the Velvet Revolution (1989) Palach (along with Zajic) was commemorated in Prague by a bronze cross embedded at the spot where he fell outside the National Museum. The Jan Palach square in central Prague was named after Palach, he also has streets and squares named after him in Brno, Luxembourg, Angers, Parthenay, Krakow, Assen and Varna. Palach is also mentioned in many cultural pieces.

The Jan Palach Memorial in Woluwe - Saint Pierre was put in place in 2001. The sculptor - Mr. Frantisek Janda donated this statue to the Czech representation in Belgium with the view to find a dignified place for it. As already mentioned, Palach´s death is not only part of Czech history, but European history as well - which is the one of the reasons for placing this Memorial in Brussels.

How to find the cache?

Starting coordinates will take you to the Jan Palach Memorial in Woluwe - Saint Pierre. In front of this statue (on land) you can see the memorial plaque. Your task is to find out 4 figures from this plaque:

1) Number of languages on this plaque = A
2) The date of Jan Palach´s death is mentioned in what line? = B (it is the same for all languages)
3) Number of letters in the last word of the French version of the text = C
4) Number of letters in the first word of the French version of the text = D

The final cache is hidden at:

N 50 49.(C-B) (A-B) (B+D)
E 004 25.(C-2) (D+3) (B)

The distance between starting and final coordinates is less than 800 meters.

Happy caching! I will be most grateful for your logs in English or French.

Comment trouver la chache?

Les coordonees initialles vous menent vers le Memorial Jan Palach a Woluve - Saint Pierre. Devant la statue (dans le sol) vous pouvez voir la plaque commemorative. Votre tache est d'y deceler 4 chiffres:

1) Nombre de langues dans cette palque = A
2) La date de la morte de Palach est mentione dans quelle ligne? = B (c'est le meme pour toutes les langues)
3) Nombre des caracteres dans le dernier mot de la version francaise = C
4) Nomber des caracteres dans le premier mot de la version francaise = D

La cache final est cachee a:

N 50 49.(C-B) (A-B) (B+D)
E 004 25.(C-2) (D+3) (B)

La distance entre les coordonees initalles et les coordonees finales est moins que 800 metres. .

Hoe vindt u de cache?

De startcoördinaten brengen u naar het Jan Palach Monument in Sint-Pieters-Woluwe. Voor dit standbeeld (op de grond) ziet u een gedenkplaat. Uw taak is om de 4 cijfers te vinden uit de gegevens op deze gedenkplaat:

1) Het aantal talen op deze gedenkplaat = A
2) Op welke regel staat de datum van de dood van Jan Palach = B (dezelfde regel in alle talen)
3) Het aantal lettertekens in het laatste woord van de tekst in het Frans = C
4) Het aantal lettertekens in het eerste woord van de tekst in het Frans = D
De cache is verborgen op:

N 50 49.(C-B) (A-B) (B+D)
E 004 25.(C-2) (D+3) (B)

De afstand tussen de start - en eindcoördinaten is minder dan 800 meter.

Wie die Cache am besten gefunden werden kann?

Die Ausgangskoordinaten bringen Sie zum Monument Jan Palachs in Woluve – Saint Pierre. Vor der Statue (am Boden) können Sie die Gedenktafel sehen. Ihre Aufgabe ist vier Ziffern aus dieser Tafel zu ersehen:

1) Die Zahl der Sprachen auf dieser Tafel = A
2) Das Datum des Tods von Palach wird in welcher Zeile erwähnt? = B (Es ist die gleiche für alle Sprachen)
3) Die Zahl der Buchstaben im letzten Wort des Textes auf Franzözisch = C
4) Die Zahl der Buchstaben im ersten Wort des Textes auf Franzözisch = D
Die Final-Cache finden Sie bei:

N 50 49.(C-B) (A-B) (B+D)
E 004 25.(C-2) (D+3) (B)

Die Distanz zwischen den Ausgangskoordinaten und den Finalkoordinaten beträgt weniger als 800 Meter

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