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1914-1918 - "Poncione d'Arzo"

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Hidden : 7/9/2006
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1914 - 1918

The cache-series '1914-1918' leads to ruins of the last century.

Die Cache-Serie '1914-1918' führt zu Ruinen aus dem letzten Jahrhundert.

Poncione d'Arzo

The "Poncione d'Arzo" is situated in the Swiss canton Ticino. The border to Italy goes over the crest. In 1914, on the italian part of this mountain there were built some military positions. They are part of the so called 'Linea Cadorna'. The cache is located on Swiss territory.

Der "Poncione d'Arzo" liegt im Tessin. Die Grenze zu Italien führt über den Kamm. Auf der italienischen Seite des Berges wurden Anno 1914 diverse militärische Stellungen gebaut. Sie sind ein Teil der 'Linea Cadorna'. Der Cache liegt auf der Schweizerseite.

Start from Switzerland / Zugang Schweiz

Parking near 'Crocifisso' (P1), hike to the top takes 1 hour, passing metal fences and old border patrol huts.

Parkplatz bei 'Crocifisso' (P1), 1 Std Wanderung im Wald bis zum Gipfel, vorbei an alten Metallzäunen und Grenzwächterhäuschen

Start from Italy / Zugang Italien

follow 5km the narrow tarred road (100m not tarred at N1) near Viggiu up the hill to the parking at P2. Go through the hollow path to the crest. The well-preserved trench leads you directly to the border. It's NOT ALLOWED to drive to the top! See log-entries below.

bei Viggiu führt ein Teersträsschen (bei N1 100m ungeteert) 5 km den Berg hoch bis zum Parkplatz bei P2. Von dort durch den Hohlweg zur Krete. Der gut erhaltene Schützengraben führt direkt bis zur Grenze. Es ist NICHT ERLAUBT, ganz hoch zu fahren. Siehe Logs.

additional interesting sites / was es sonst noch zu sehen gibt

- caverns (poket lamp!) at / Kavernen (Taschenlampe!) bei C1, C2, C3
- machine gun platforms / Maschinengewehr-Stände
- commandership bunker at / Kommandobunker bei CB
- artillery platforms / Artilleriestellungen Monte Grumello (AP)
- marble quarry at / Marmorsteinbruch bei MQ

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