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(SpanaT) Wurzenpass / Korensko Sedlo

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Hidden : 12/30/2012
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Cache placed near the summit of Wurzenpass / Sedlo, the border from Slovenia to Austria

Cache piazzata nei pressi della vetta del Wurzenpass / Sedlo, che rappresenta un confine tra Slovenia e Austria

Zaklad je postavljen v bližini vrha Korenjskega sedla, v bližini meje med Slovenijo in Avstrijo

Cache nahe dem Gipfel des Wurzenpass, die Grenze von Slowenien nach Österreich gebracht

The Wurzen Pass (German: Wurzenpass) or Korensko sedlo or simply Koren (Slovene) is a high mountain pass in a col of the Karawanken mountain range in the Southern Limestone Alps, at the border between Arnoldstein in the Austrian state of Carinthia and Kranjska Gora in Slovenia. It is named after the nearby village of Podkoren (Wurzen).
It connects the Austrian B109 Wurzenpass Straße from Villach with the Slovenian highway No. 201 to the A2 motorway and Ljubljana. Though its elevation of 1,073 m (3,520 ft) is relatively moderate, the road is very curvy and includes several steep ascents with a maximum grade of 18 percent.
 
Slovenian border, the stone's inscription refers to Art. "XXVII St. Germain 10. Sept. 1919"
The Wurzenpass has been a historic crossing of the Karawanken, though the main trade route from the Duchy of Carinthia to Trieste, the Austrian Littoral and Carniola ran from Tarvisio along the Predil Pass and the high valley of Ratece that was much easier to traverse. Its importance increased with the lay out of a first paved road finished in 1734. During the Cold War the Austrian Armed Forces built several defence works and bunkers along the Wurzenpass Straße which today are open to the public in the context of a documentation centre.
Until the opening of the Karawanken Motorway Tunnel in 1991, the Wurzenpass along with the eastern Loibl (Ljubelj) was one of the main arteries for traffic from Austria through former Yugoslavia, starting point of the notorious autoput highway to Greece and Turkey. As Slovenia joined the Schengen Area in 2004, border controls were abolished on 21 December 2007.

The cache is regular dimension and it's camouflaged in the area, there's a pen and some item to exchange. Happy haunting.
Il Wurzenpass (in sloveno Korensko sedlo) è un passo nella catena delle Caravanche (Caravanche Occidentali), per cui passa una strada che congiunge l'Austria con la Slovenia e più precisamente Villaco (in Carinzia) con Kranjska Gora (in Alta Carniola). Si trova a pochi chilometri dal confine italo-sloveno.
Con i suoi 1.073 m di altezza, il Wurzenpass non è tra i più alti passi della Slovenia, la strada presenta però in alcuni tratti una pendenza del 18%, tanto che nei tornanti più alti sono predisposte anche delle vie di fuga da poter utilizzare in caso di guasto ai freni.
Sino al 1991, il valico costituiva un'importante via di comunicazione insieme al Loibl, ma da quando è stato aperto il tunnel delle Caravanche (a pedaggio), la sua rilevanza è rimasta praticamente solo turistica.
Nella parte austriaca era presente uno sbarramento difensivo, che dal 26 agosto 2005 è adibito a museo del bunker[1]. Vi si trova un carro armato T34.

La cache è di dimensioni regular ed è mimetizzata in maniera consona all'area circostante, c'è la penna e vari oggetti da scambiare. Buona caccia
Korensko sedlo (nemško Wurzenpass), 1073 mnm je cestni prelaz v zahodnih Karavankah, ki povezuje Slovenijo z Avstrijo, in je hkrati naravna zveza med Zgornje Savsko dolino in Spodnjo Ziljsko dolino. Prelaz je 3 km oddaljen od Podkorena, leži na prostrani ravnici obkroženi z smrekovimi gozdovi, ki jo domacini imenujejo Poljana, vendar je brez širšega razgleda. Zahodno od prelaza leži na tromeji 1510 m visoka Pec, vzhodno pa Jerebikovec (1617 m).
Na prelaz se na Slovenski strani cesta vzpne iz Podkorena v nekaj zavojih, na Avstrijski strani pa je bolj strma, saj ima ponekod nagib do 18%, zato je promet za kamione in osebne avtomobile s prikolicami primernejši skozi predora Karavanke ali Ljubelj.

Zaklad je velikosti regular, skrit v skladu z okolico, notri je svinčnik in nekaj stvari za menjavo. Uspešno iskanje.
Der Wurzenpass (slowenisch: Korensko sedlo) ist ein Alpenpass über die Karawanken zwischen Kärnten in Österreich und Slowenien auf der Strecke Ljubljana–Jesenice–Kranjska Gora–Villach. Mit einer Passhöhe von 1073 m ü. A. ist er einer der nicht ganz so hoch gelegenen Pässe Sloweniens. Bis zur Eröffnung des mautpflichtigen Karawankentunnels 1991 war der Wurzenpass mit seiner engen kurvenreichen Passstraße und bis zu 18 % Steigung (mit Fluchtweg in der untersten Serpentine) einer der wichtigsten Grenzübergänge nach Slowenien, hat aber seit der Tunneleröffnung hauptsächlich touristische Bedeutung.
Auf österreichischer Seite führt die Wurzenpass Straße (B109) auf den Wurzenpass.

Der Cache ist reguläre Dimension und es ist in der Umgebung getarnt, gibt es einen Stift und einige Artikel zu tauschen. Happy Haunting

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