Geocaching. When the whole world becomes a treasure island.
If you’ve ever turned over your garden with a shovel, then you can imagine how exhausting a real treasure hunt can be. But no worries: The benefits of the digital world are helping to make even this prototypically analogue form of asset accumulation a bit more agreeable. Instead of shovels and spades, geocaching (a.k.a. Treasure Hunt 2.0) uses a GPS device and the precision of global cartesian coordinates. All over the world, »owners« hide caches containing a logbook and little toys or trinkets to trade. Willing geocachers load the coordinates for a cache from the geocache community page onto their GPS device – and the treasure hunt begins. Important rule: If you find a cache, you may take one of the trinkets if you leave behind another item of similar or higher value.
More information: www.geocaching.com
STAY | Vienna House Easy Coburg
Best of Coburg Tour
Duration: 2 hours
1. N 50° 15.321 E 010° 57.888
The outer city gate, built in 1303, is full of surprises. Look for one next to the stairs.
Address: Ketschentor, Casimirstraße 11
2. N 50° 15.430 E 010° 58.006
If you’re looking for a cache at St.Moriz Church, try checking behind the stone tablet.
Address: St. Moriz Church, Pfarrgasse 7
3. N 50° 15.452 E 010° 58.051
The actual gate was torn down long ago. What remains is a cache beneath the ivy on the wall.
Address: Steintor, Steingasse 24
4. N 50° 15.500 E 010° 57.880
Congratulations! You’ve found a webcam cache. Stand in front of the camera, take a picture – and log it.
Address: Market Square, 96450 Coburg
© Tourismus Coburg
5. N 50° 15.512 E 010° 57.759
Underneath the small stones at this preserved inner city gate, a cache comes to light.
Address: Judentor, am Viktoriabrunnen 1a
6. N 50° 15.607 E 010° 57.903
One of three remaining city gates, once a part of the city wall. Where the cache is? Here’s a clue: It’s a good place for phone calls.
Address: Spitaltor, Spitalgasse
7. N 50° 15.748 E 010° 57.838
Not just for letters and packages. Also a good hiding place for a cache.
Address: Main Post Office, Hindenburgstraße 6
8. N 50° 15.768 E 010° 57.488
The train station, built in 1857, isn’t just for coming and going. It’s also a nice place to hang out. And to look for a cache.
Address: Railway Station, Lossaustraße 6