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Lost Castle of Caestert Multi-cache

Hidden : 03/28/2004
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Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The Romans are said to have built a 'castrum' (an army camp) on this plate between Maas and Jeker, near Roman transport routes and near the towns Tongeren and Maastricht.
From 'castrum' derived the name of the plate: Caestert. The camp changed into the Castle of Caestert.
This castle was finally destroyed in 1972 by a fire, only the farm of the castle is still there.

Park your car at N 50° 48.360' E 005° 41.397'.

Now take the right way up: it will lead you along the 'Wall of Caestert', through a bridge and to the old farm, the only building that remained of the ancient Castle of Caestert.
Admire the building, look into the valley west of the plate and do not forget to note the year (ABCD) given at the entrance of the farm area.
Take the year ABCD with A+B+C+D=21!
At N 50° 48.(301+ABC)' E 005° 41.(985-BCD)' you will find the cache (a small plastic box).

By the way: There is a new wooden fence keeping children away from the caves.
The cache is some steps beyond the fence, but still in a safe area.

Near the cache there is some barbed wire. Please be careful and don't hurt yourself!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

haqre n zrgny cyngr naq fbzr jbbq

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)