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Hidden : 06/02/2012
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at ONCE Cache #12

Welcome to Zollverein

Die Zeche Zollverein war ein von 1847 bis 1986 aktives Steinkohlebergwerk in Essen.
Sie ist heute ein Industriedenkmal.

Gemeinsam mit der unmittelbar benachbarten Kokerei Zollverein gehören
die Standorte XII und 1/2/8 der Zeche seit 2001 zum Weltkulturerbe der UNESCO.

Zollverein ist Ankerpunkt der Europäischen Route der Industriekultur.

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Zum Cache:
Blickt am angegebenen Standort in Richtung Westen auf den Doppelbock-Förderturm und
indet die Anzahl der roten Laternen im Innenhof.
(Es zählen nur die Laternen, auf DIESEM Innenhof!)

Dies sei "A". Setzt A in folgende Formel ein und ihr findet das Döschen.

Meter = (A x 47) + 6,9

Grad = 1,10625 x a


“Zeche Zollverein” was an active coal mine from 1847 to 1986. Today it is an industrial monument.

Together with “Kokerei Zollverein”, an adjacent coke plant, it has been inscribed in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2001.

“Zeche Zollverein” is one of the anchor points of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

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About the cache:

From the given position look to the west at the ‘Doppelbock’ twin head frame and
count the red lanterns in the inner yard (only count the lanterns in this inner yard!)

This number is A. Replace a in the following mathematical formulae and find the box:

Metres = (A x 47) + 6.9

Degrees = 1.10625 x A

Salve viator!

In cuniculis in solido huius loci, qui “Zeche Zollverein” appellatur, fossis multi operarii ab anno Domini MDCCCXLVII usque ad annum Domini MCMLXXXVI carbonem effodiebant. Hodie “Zeche Zollverein” monumentum culturae machinalis industriae est.

Anno Domini MMI “Zeche Zollverein” una cum “Kokerei Zollverein”, illo vicino loco, in quo carbo effossus tractabatur, in catalogo locorum culturae mundi ab hominibus societatis “UNESCO” inscriptus est.

 “Zeche Zollverein” est capitalis locus in Europaea via culturae machinalis industriae.

Si vis plura scire, lege hanc paginam interretialem:

De thesauro:

Ex loco dicto geminas turres aspice, quae super aditum cuniculorum exstructae ad occidentem spectant. Ibi forum vides. Lucernas rubras eiusdem fori numera (sed solum lucernas rubras in hoc foro)! Numerus lucernarum in his mathematicis rationibus littera a est.

Nunc, viator, computa, abi, cistam meam inveni!

Metra = (
a x 47) + 6,9

Gradus = 1,10625 x a



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Zollverein in Essen
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

zntargvfpu, hagra, Xbuyrfpuynzzfpunhsry (Cebcryyre)
zntargvp, ng gur obggbz, Pbny zhq fubiry

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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