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The Cache is located at the Troppberg west of Vienna. The area is a typical part of the sandstone-flysch Wienerwald.
You can reach the cache area by public transport. Take the train from Westbahnhof till "Untertullnerbach". For the length of a roundtrip you will need a whole day. Those coming by car can park at a restaurant called "Gasthof Rieger". From here it is shorter and you will need an afternoon. I recommend the longer route (counter clockwise) when the wheather is fine.
The trail is most of it`s length a hiking path. Only for the very last meters before the cache you have to leave the way. No special equipment is needed, only a map is recommended. Length: 5.5 km (minimum), Difference in height: 100 m (minimum).
NB: The above difficulty and terrain rating was done with the program from geocaching.com. To be internationally comparable I´m using this result. (See the discussion in the forum also.) My personal opinion is a rating of 1.5 stars for difficulty and 2 stars for terrain.
Stage 1: Up to the sky
N1 = 48° x1´ where x1 = 13.431
E1 = 016° y1´ where y1 = 6.598
When it is not foggy it´s a good idea to have a look-out there. At the given coordinates there are many objects. Look for a building which is built of stone. At eye-level you will find a stone tablet or an engraved stone bearing an inscription. (Ignore normal graffities). The second line of this tablet contains a date. Call this 4-digit year A.
Stage 2: The Cache
N2 = 48° x2´ where x2 = x1 - ((A / 10 - 36) / 1000)
E2 = 016° y2´ where y2 = y1 - ((A / 2 - 127) / 1000)
The second cache container initially contains:
- cachenote (please don´t remove)
- logbook (please don´t remove)
- pencil (please don´t remove)
- pencil sharpener (please don´t remove)
- glass stone
- Homer Simpson
- sports teddy
- x-mas teddy
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Happy caching, PlanetEarth
Ovt ubyybj gerr.