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The Embassy

A cache by ulge02 & Pikalurven Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/03/2005
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Don't wear shorts



On 24 April 1975 the "Commando Holger Meins", a group of seven terrorists, stormed and seized the West German embassy in Stockholm taking the embassy staff hostage. The group's demands were that 26 imprisoned comrades of the Red Army Fraction (a.k.a. Baader-Meinhof group) were to be freed and flown out of Germany with more than $500,000 ransom.

TNT was planted throughout the building and at 11.46 pm, an explosion ripped through the third floor (an electrical failure was said to have caused the explosion). This incident was captured live on Swedish television which was very unusual at the time (remember this was long before CNN and such). Most Swedes have seen the famous clip where the TV-reporter Mr. Bo Holmström is yelling "LÄGG UT, LÄGG UT, LÄGG UT" (Eng: "Go live") into his microphone

One terrorist died in the explosion and the others were captured.

Instructions: Go to the coordinates listed above. Look at the sign above the entrance. Remember the number of letters in the word at the bottom of the sign (X).

Please note that you are standing in an area where there are lots of embassies. DON'T DO YOUR CALCULATIONS HERE OR FIDDLE TOO MUCH WITH YOUR GPSr! There is a big chance that somebody (very nervous) is watching you.

Once you've reached a location where you look less conspicuous do the following calculation to get to the final location:
N59 20.(077 + X) E 18 06.(50*X + 165)

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