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the shocking return of the gurkenglas

A cache by der san & /tyke/ (adopted by bevema) Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 09/09/2004
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

the multi-cache is situated in the satzberg-area in the 14th (but also the 16th) district of vienna. please note that a compass can be extraordinarily useful...
the coordinates of the stages 1-5 are not very accurate (the reception was quite bad), but 1-4 are quite easy to find and we have provided a spoiler-picture for stage 5.

stage 1: you will stand close to two yellow signs of hikingpaths. how long is the estimated hiking time to Hütteldorf? take a tenth (1/10) of it (A).
N2: 48°13,065' + 15 x A + 12
E2: 16°15,901' + 6 x A + 600

stage 2: take some time (B) and take a deep breath before going on.
N3: N2 - 3 x B + 8
E3: E2 + 9 x B - 4

stage 3: do you remember that the object stage 1 was pointing to belonged to something? lots of information can be found here. a bunch of animals living within the fluid element of stage 1 were reinstated east of vienna. when was the project started? take the year's crossfoot and subtract 5 (C).
N4: N3 - 20 x C - 118
E4: E3 - 30 x C + 105

stage 4: two things situated in opposite directions are indicated here. firstly, find out how long the walk from one thing to the next one would take, then head towards the smaller one. shortly before reaching it, you might find out that walking downhill is slower than uphill. how much time are you supposed to lose on the last few meters (D)?

N5: N4 - 12 x (D+4) - 6
E5: E4 - 90 x (D+4)

stage 5: a microcache is hidden here, use the spoiler-picture. (E)

stage VI: this place provides a rather nice panorama. to find it, here the information needed:
a) the himmelhof-transmitter bears at 192°.
b) the chimney of the flötzersteig-incinerating plant bears at 116°.
c) the place is at the northern end of the meadow.
you will see four one lighting posts (as time goes by, even lighting posts get demolished). take the bearing of it the south-eastern one and round it up or down (e.g. if it was 237°, call it 240°; if it was 93°, call it 90° &c.). divide the result by ten (F), since two-digit numbers are easier to operate with ;o)
please note that the bearings have been taken using a simple compass (they should be quite accurate),with all its consequences. the indicated sites should be visible from this point.
because of the slightly experimental character of this stage, we are open for suggestions on improving it (without making it lose its specific esprit).

in order to find the cache:
N5 + E x F / 2 - 7
E5 - (E + F) x 2 + 6

Area access via public transportation services:
To the Start and Departure from Final with busline 52B Station - Wien / Siedlung Kordon,
then 300m by feet (afterwards 800m ), last Bus at 23:50 to Hütteldorf.

Apr 10th 2015 (v3.02) lighting posts gone
Jun 8th 2014 (v3.01) access by public transport
Oct. 19th 2013 (v. 3.0) new stg 1
Dec. 27th 2007 (v. 2.3)

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[stg 2]orjner A1/R1 ner ABG hfrq!!
[stg 3]uggcf://jjj.ybonhzhfrhz.jvra/pzf/mh-ivryr-ovore/ frnepu "Fgnqg Jvra"
[stage VI] ba gur znva cngu,
nobhg svir zrgerf orsber vg ernpurf gur sberfg; S bqq
[stg 7] 3 gehaxrq gerr
[final] 2 gehaxrq gerr ;)

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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