Status: kann gesucht werden
Zeitaufwand: 1:00 h
Strecke: 2.5 km Versteckt am: 26. März 2004
Gelistet seit: 29. Dezember 2005
Letzte Änderung: 01. November 2013
Auch gelistet auf: geocaching.com
Short cache in an abandoned quarry
For quite a while I had the idea of placing a cache in the sandstone quarries of Obernkirchen. These quarries are in operation since the 11th century (longer than the coal mines in this area) and are famous for the high quality of the stone. It was used to build famous buildings like the town hall of Bremen and parts of the cathedrals of Cologne and Xanten. Along the course of the river Weser you will find a lot of buildings constructed in the so called “Weser-Renaissance” style using the stone that was cut here. Big quantities of the stones have been transported to the nearby town of Rinteln using a railroad from Stadhagen to Rinteln with a branch to the quarries. From Rinteln it went by boat downstream.
A few hundered meters from the cache in the active part of the quarries they discovered numerous and impressing footprints of dinosaurs.
Stage 1Park at N 52° 15.422’ / E 9° 11.706’ and enjoy the view to the valley.
The year the “table” was erected is A.
The final is located at N 52° 15 . (A-1221) / E 9° 11 . (A-1028)
On the way to the final follow the path through the forest and down into the quarry. You will pass some stone sculptures created during a sculptor symposium.