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The Town of Queens

A cache by BiharyG + Zsuzsi Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/05/2003
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The Town of Queens

This is a short trip in Veszprém. For the cache it is recommended to bring paper, pencil and a calculator with you.:)

You can leave your car at this place: N 47° 5,8480' E 17° 54,0780'. The cache's first point is about 4-5 minutes from here.

1: Here you can find a marble plate. Use the plate's placement year (YYYY) to get the next coordinates. Add the year to BOTH! of the following coordinates:
N47°03,963 E017°52,154
(Example: IF YYYY=2003 and the coordinate is 15°01,000 then the coordinate is 15°03,003.)

2: At the second point there is only one date (year). Add the year to BOTH! of the following coordinates:
N47°03,944 E17°52,239

3: At the third place there is again a marble plate. Find the THIRD date on it. Add the year to BOTH! of the following coordinates:
N47°04,399 E017°53,143

4: At the fourth place there is a memorial. Find the making date. Add the year to BOTH! of the following coordinates:
N47°03,708 E17°51,662

5: At the fifth place there is a statue. There are two dates on it, find the smaller (borning date). Add the year to both! of the following coordinates:
N47°03,928 E17°51,725

Now you may know the cache coordinates. This is a regular 15x15x7 cm box.

About Veszprém:

Veszprém is a quiet, modest town. You have to pay attention to it, roam its streets and squares, listen to its bells and watch its facades and buildings to understand its unique atmosphere. Since the castle is in the centre, you cannot lose your way. Discover the Town of Queens!

Afterwards the current Hungarian Queen became the patroness of St. Michael's Cathedral and, owing to this, the Bishop of Veszprém received the prerogative to crown the Hungarian queens. This is why we call Veszprém the Town of Queens.

The town of Veszprém is situated in the Transdanubian part of Hungary, on the border of two regions, between the Bakony Hills and the Balaton-uplands. Veszprém is built on a ridge. The Brook Séd divides the land into low hills, and that is why the town is said to be built on seven hills: Várhegy (Castle Hill), Benedek-hegy (St. Benedict Hill), Jeruzsálem-hegy (Jerusalem Hill), Temetohegy (Cemetery Hill), Gulyadomb (Herd Hill), Kálvária-domb (Calvary Hill) and Cserhát. Twisting, narrow streets, tiny houses and flowery gardens are the main characteristics of the town

The conquesting Hungarians settled here, it was occupied by the state founding Árpád dinasty, and because of its strategically high importance, many battles were fought here by the Turks and 'kuruc' people (Hungarians rebbelling against the Habsburgs in the 18th century). Royalties had churches and schools built here, talented and devoted artisans saw the importance of solving water supply in the Castle, or of enabling the poor families' children to have the chance to learn, or to have a theatre built in the Bishop's Garden. The past tells its stories all over Veszprém, on the Szentháromság (Holy Trinity) Square in the Castle, under Benedek Hill at the ruins of princess St Margaret's first cloister, on the Viaduct bridge, and in Betekints Valley where a thousand years ago Greek nuns owned the first centre of the town. From the 13th century on, Veszprém has been a student town with its schools and university. At the same time, it has been a town of arts, with its theatres, ensembles, creative artists, that surprise us from day to day.

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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre n ebpx

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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