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Secret stone of Altar

A cache by Toniczech Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 8/2/2003
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Geocache Description:

Cache se nachazi vedle zriceniny stredovekeho hradku na vrcholu zalesneneho kopce.
Cache is located next to ruin of a medieval castle at the top of a wooded hill.

Svatecni saty si tentokrate brat netreba - tento Oltarik neni zadny inventar kostela, nybrz jmeno zriceniny maleho hradku, nazyvaneho tez Hradek (jak napadite...) Hradek si na vrcholu kopce (565 m n.m.) nad osadou Dekovka zbudoval po roce 1426 husitsky hejtman Jakoubek z Vresovic. Jiz od 16. stoleti je Oltarik opustenou zriceninou (kez by nase soucasne ruiny mely alespon takovou tvanlivost...). Kopec je porostly lesem, ale ze zriceniny se nabizeji prekrasne rozhledy do sireho okoli.
Auto muzete nechat v miste, kde na silnicku usti lesni cesta (N50 29.624 E013 55.300). Na Hradek vas dovede modra znacka. Od silnice jdete asi 300 metru, pak dale vlevo a u rozcestniku vas ulomena smerovka posle na vystup, ktery obtaci kopec po smeru hodinovych rucicek. Az vystoupate nahoru na vyhlidku pred vstupem do zachovaleho jadra stavby, zkuste si udelat par kroku stranou a najit cache v pate skalky (viz fotohint). Cache se nenachazi uvnitr hradnich komnat.

This Altar is not in a church - it is a name of a ruined small castle (Oltarik aka Hradek in Czech), and so you don't need Sunday clothes. The castle was built after 1426 on top of a hill (565 m a.s.l.) above small village of Dekovka and it has been deserted since 16th century. The hill is covered with forest, but the castle ruin offers great view of surrounding landscape.
You can park at N50 29.624 E013¨55.300. Follow blue-marked path for about 300 m, then turn to the left. When you'll come to a tree with signboards, choose the direction of the broken signboard and start the ascent clockwise around the hill.. Before entering the castle core take a few steps aside and look for the cache at base of a nearby rock (see photohint).

Cache versions:
* 1.0 (2003-08-01)
* 2.0 (2014-03-02, relocated ~28 m WSW)

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[cesky] Ir fxiver i cngr fxnyxl, cevxelgn xnzrarz.
[English] Va onfr bs n ebpx, pbirerq jvgu fgbar.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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