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Poklad Sv. Vojtecha / St.Adalbert Treasure

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Hidden : 05/21/2006
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

[CZE] Zaniklá ves Sv. Vojtech poblíž Teplé (u Mariánských Lázní)

[ENG] Perished village St. Adalbert near Tepla (by Marianske Lazne)



[CZE] Tato cache vás zavede do míst zaniklé vsi Svatý Vojtech, osídlení s pohnutou historií. Na míste stál puvodne pouze kostel, který zde v roce 1589 nechal postavit opat tepelského kláštera Mathias Göhl. První obyvatel - Johann Haas - na místo dle historických pramenu pribyl až roku 1694, aby pozdeji tragicky zahynul rukou lupice a ani dcerou privolaná pomoc z nedaleké vsi Bezverov již jeho život nezachránila.

Na míste samém u nedalekého pramene prý dle povesti nejaký cas pobýval Sv. Vojtech – druhý ceský biskup - pri svém návratu z Itálie, odtud jméno obce.

Již vystehovaná vesnice byla po druhé svetové válce z neznámého duvodu znicena minometnou palbou ceskoslovenské armády a její zbytky pod príkrovem vegetace lze pouze jen tušit. Její minulou existenci dokazuje nezvyklý tvar terénu,vyrovnaná stromoradí ci prítomnost kulturních drevin uprostred háje.

Zajímavostí je kovová soška Ježíše Krista vrostlá do korenového systému stromu na míste N49 56.875 E12 50.078 – vystupuje pouze hlava, cást tela a levá ruka.

Samotná cache se nachází v míste prilehlého hrbitova, kde jsou známky puvodního osídlení preci jen patrnejší a atmosféra místa rozhodne stojí za návštevu. V centrální casti hrbitova stojí kamenný podstavec jemuž ješte pred dvemi lety dominoval kovový kríž – ted již asi zdobí obývák neznámého poberona, at mu ruka upadne.

Historické informace jsou cerpány z práce Ing. Richarda Švandrlíka, zprístupníme je v el. podobe pokud se nám podarí získat k tomu svolení autora.

[ENG] This cache will take you to the already perished village Svaty Vojtech – St. Adalbert – settlement with touching history. Originally there was only a church built upon a decision of Abbot Mathias Göhl of Tepla Monastery in 1589. According to historical sources the first inhabitant – Johann Hass – arrived in the year 1694 however was murdered later on by a thief. A help from a nearby village Bezverov called by his daughter could not save his life.

According to an old myth, Sv. Vojtech – second Czech Bishop – was dwelling around the nearby spring for some time on the return from Italy, hence the name of the village.

For unknown reason the already deserted village was destroyed by mortar gunfire of Czechoslovak Army in the early 50ies of 20th century. The ruins of the village can only be sensed rather then seen under the cover of vegetation. Its past presence is proven by unusual terrain shape, lined trees and cultivated plants in the middle of the grove.

There is a POI on the following coordinates: N49 56.875 E12 50.078 - metal statuette of Jesus Christ half-swallowed by root system of one of the trees. Only head, part of the body and left hand is visible.

The cache itself is placed in the ruins of a nearby cemetery, where the remains of the original settlement are more evident. The place’s atmosphere is worth a visit. There is a rock pedestal in the central part of the cemetery which used to be dominated by metal cross still two years ago – gone now unfortunately.

Source of historical information: work of Richard Svandrlik.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[CZE] ir ueovgbiav mqv m wvmav fgenal iyrib bq fgebzh ir gineh I
[ENG] va gur przrgrel jnyy sebz gur Fbhgu, gb gur yrsg bs n I funcrq gerr

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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