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Makonkalns/Cloud Hill Traditional Geocache

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Hidden : 06/23/2011
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Geocache Description:

LAT: Slepnis izvietots Makonkalnaa (249 m v.j.l.), no kura paveras lielisks skats uz Raznas ezeru. Kalna virsotnee ir 1252. gada celtass Livonijas ordena Volkenbergas pils drupas.

Nostasti vestii, ka pec pils parvaldnieka naves visi Volkenbergas pils plašie ipašumi sadaliti starp vina meitaam – Roze mantojusi Rezekni, Lucija – Ludzu un Marija – Vilaku. Kadreiz tik varena pils laika gaita panikusi un sabrukusi. Lidz musdienam saglabajušies tikai lielas mura sienas fragmenti un sakritusi apakšzemes eja.

No kalna paveras briniškigs skats uz Raznas ezeru, bet paša piekaajee redzams dzidrais Ubagovas ezerinš, kas tautaa iesaukts par Latgales dzidro aci. Makonkalnaa ved labiekartota taka ar koka margaam.

ENG: Cache is placed in Makonkalns (248 m ASL), not far from Lake Razna. In 1252, the Livonian Order built on top of the hill one of its first strongholds in Latgale, the Volkenberg Castle.

The legend tells us that after the owner's death, his entire vast Volkenberg estate was divided among his daughters – Rose inherited Rezekne, Ludza was bequeathed to Lucia, and Vilaka went to Maria. Over the time, the once mighty stronghold decayed and fell into ruin.

Fragments of the great stone wall and a caved-in underground passage is all that remains of the castle today. The hill overlooks a picturesque landscape with Lake Razna, but at the very foot of the hill there lies the small, clear lake Ubagova, which people call as clear eye of Latgale.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[LAT] tnaqevm nhtfnn - ynonn chfr
[ENG] nyzbfg gbc - evtug fvqr

Decryption Key


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