This cache leads you to the so called Natternberg near Deggendorf. There are legends about the devil, who left this hill here and about a mysterious nation of vipers living in it. In the middle-ages, this hill was a vineyard.
Stage 1: N48° 49.617´ E12° 54.589´
At this parking area is the starting point of this hike. You will find an information-board, from which you need two numbers / years. For cachers that don´t speak german, I added a picture, showing the place on the board where you can find the two numbers (click here).
X in which year startet the history of this castle
Y in which year did the family of the "Grafen von Bogen" die out
Stage 2: N48° AA.BCD´ E012° EE.FFF´
AA = the last two digits of X + 4
B = the 4th digit of X
C = 2nd digit of X
D = the first two digits of X – 11
EE = the last two digits of Y + 12
FFF = Y divided by 2 + 88
At this waypoint you will find a plate out of brass, on which you will find one more year. This one should be Z.
16.6.2011: the ruin can no longer be accessed! Here the
information: Z = 2004
Final: N48° AA.GGG´ E012° EE.HHH´
GGG = Z divided by 6 + 146
HHH = Z divided by 3 + 147
Some more information:
- when I hid this cache, I found no devil, or viper - but maybe....
- travelling on the highway A3, you can reach the cache by turning at the cross
Deggendorf to Munich (A92) and then exit "Ausfahrt Plattling-Nord"