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Municipium Ovilava Sightseeing

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Hidden : 05/22/2004
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Municipium Ovilava Sightseeing

19.09.2018 calculation at Stage 7 changed

NOTE: This cache was hidden in 2004. My idea is to keep it in it's original sytle to convey the feeling of how a cache worked back in 2004. Please keep that im mind and enjoy the ancient way of geocaching.

stroller / wheelchair friendly
duration ~1.5h
distance: ~1.2km

This cachetour leads you to my favorite places of Wels old town.
All stages are publicly available from 8h to 20h.
On Sunday Stage2 is closed. Use the Hint instead.
More detailed info about Wels can be found here ->

Park your car here: N48° 09.426' E014° 01.714'.
Don't forget to buy a parking ticket

Due to bad satellite reception in the narrow alleys you should follow the description
in the predetermined order.

STAGE1 - Burg Wels:
N48° 09.419' E014° 01.671'
Visit "Burg Wels". On the walls around the park you'll find the epitaph of "Hedwig Hohenfelder".
Read it carefully and find the last word.
If it is ...

COLIT then A=0 and S1='AM'
SPIRITUS then A=1 and S1='PF'
ASTRA then A=2 and S1='A'

If you leave the place through the western entrance you'll see parts of the old town.
You can also leave the place through the northern entrance to reach the "Stadtplatz".

STAGE2 - Haas Hof:
N48° 09.445' E014° 01.576'
Walk through the alleyway left of the shop (Scribo) into the courtyard "Haas Hof".
It is supposed to be among the most beautiful arcade courtyards of Wels.
How many trees do you find here.
Are/Is there ...

3 then B=3 and S2='A'
1 then B=9 and S2='ZW'
9 then B=5 and S2='D'

Leave the place through the western entrance.
When you reach "Schmidtgasse" head right (north).
Take the next possibility to turn left (west) to reach the entrance for stage 3.

STAGE3 - Kornspeicher:
N48° 09.436' E014° 01.447'
Enter the courtyard through the entrance an take a rest on one of the benches.
You'll find a number on a sculpture.
Is it ...

1898 then C=7 and S3='RR'
1998 then C=6 and S3='LE'
1988 then C=3 and S3='I'

Leave stage 3 through the southern entrance back to "Stadtplatz".

STAGE4 - Stadtbrunnen:
N48° 09.393' E014° 01.461'
On the fountain you'll find a number with four digits.
Is it ...

1593 then D=7 and S4='N'
1953 then D=1 and S4='G'
1359 then D=5 and S4='R'

Go further west to the "Bürgerhaus".
You will recognize it by the sign on the wall.

STAGE5 - Bürgerhaus:
N48° 09.378' E014° 01.411'
Walk into the alleyway heading north.
After ~20 meters you'll find stage 5.
Find out how many years the building was used as "Sparkasse".
Was it ...

32 then E=5 and S5='AS'
23 then E=1 and S5='G'
43 then E=9 and S5='H'

Move on north to leave the alleyway. Turn left to reach stage 6.

STAGE6 - Freiung:
N48° 09.396' E014° 01.356'
Find the Statue for the "Dragonerregiment No?."
Let the number be F=

STAGE7 - Ledererturm:
N48° 09.355' E014° 01.384'
Above the gate you'll find a sign with 12 digits on it.
Calculate the single-digit cross sum. => X.
G= X+1
From stage 7 move back to stage 4 where you find stage 8 nearby.

STAGE8 - ???:
N48° 09.376' E014° 01.477'
Bring the following letters in correct order:
If the 3rd letter is ...

N the H=24 and S8='ER'
O the H=5 and S8='SE'
T the H=33 and S8='OF'

N 48° AB.CCD
E014° AE.FFG

You should stand in front of a tall building with the following address:
S1 S2S3S4S5S8 H
To reach the final cachelocation follow the wall heading west until a sign: 'IN DER ERSTEN HÄLFTE DES 13.JAHRHUNDERTS...

Bring a pencil with you to sign the log

... for those about to rock ...
the Red Hunters

The cachebox originally contained:
Cachenote (do not remove)
Loglist (do not remove)
rubber ball

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Stage2:] bar gerr
[Stage4:] bar svir avar guerr

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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