Historical walkabout through Reutlingen
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A historical walk through Reutlingen
First traces of settlement of this area could have been dated to 400-500 AC. In 1030 Earl Egino setteled in and built his castle - the Achalm. The first time Reutlingen was named in a document was 1089/90.
Unfortunatelly most of the city was destroyed during the great fire in 1726. During WWII 25% of the city was destroyed in just 4 air-strikes. So, not much is left of the ancient city. The rest should be part of this little walkabout.
The cache itself has a size of 600ml, lasts 1.5-2 houres for the 2.5 km and is suitable for children as well as their parents. It can perfectly be combined with 'Klein-Venedig' (GCNA8C) and E.N.G. (GCT7JK). The museums on the way are opened Tuesday - Saturday 11-17, Thursday 11-19 and Sanday 11-18, Monday closed. The 'Naturkundemuseum' (natural history) is sort of interactive and very suitable for children.Cafés, bars and restaurats can be foand everywhere.
Free parking is possible at N48° 29.352 E09° 13.136 or N48° 29.195 E09° 13.096.
Stage 1: N48° 29.364 E09° 12.929
The inscription tells you that this tower had been used to store ice (in the meaning of frozen water).
Q: Up to which year, this tower had been used to store the ice? 1A06
The great fire lasting for two days in September 1726 was reflected in a newspaper of the time. The article says that about 8 to 9 pm on Sept. 23 1726, as everybody was about to sleep the fire started of at the shabby home of a shoemaker. It took the citicens two days to fight against the fire and hard winds. In the end 900 homes, including church as schools burnt down.
If you walk on you can still see traces of the fire which took down about 90% of the city and 60% of the city wall.
Stage 2: N48° 29.4(A-5)5 E09° 12.A77
The signs tell you about the city wall. If you look at the one facing the path you came along, you can see some numeres telling you in which century (Jahrhandert) this building had been taken down.
Q: First digit gives you B.
Stage 3: N48° 29.45(A-B) E09° 12.A45
As everybody is looking for something special, Reutlingen decided to get a note in the famous 'Guinness World Records Book'. This is it. By the way: Guinness dedicates this official path two pages.
Q: How narrow is this street? C1 cm
Stage 4: N48° 29.5(72-C) E09° 12.80(B+C)
The sign on the wall tells you about the story of this building.
Q: The given year asked for tells you when this building had been permanantly opened for traffic. 170D
As you proceed your walkabout to the next stage, you are crossing a big place - guess which :)
At this place once stood the town hall - built in renaissance-style and lost at the fire. The new ton hall can be foand at the southern edge of the place - the one with the 'moat'. If you turn aroand (north-west) you can see the 'Spitalhof'. If its open (which it is most of the time), take a look inside. Once it was a hospital and nursing home, nowadays you can find here the music school, a small theatre ('Die Tonne') and a part of the 'Friedrich List Gymnasium' (named after F. List, 1789-1846, honoured citizen and railroad-pioneer).
Lets go back to history:
1180 Reutlingen received the right to hold markets
1220-1240 the status as city followed and ended in the status of a 'Freie Reichsstadt' which meant those days that a city was directly subordinated to the emperor. This implemented different rights and normaly raised the overall wealth amoung citizens. This status lasted until the napolean hegemony (1802). Maybe thats why the citizens took their chances in the revolution in March 1848. In 1859 the 'Neckar-Alb-Bahn' a railway to Plochingen was established and the industrialisation started. At the end of the 19th century the sozialist and sozialdemokratic labour movent reached Reutlingen.
After WWII the city was occupied by french soldiers, nonviolently due to the afterwards (1945) democrately elected mayor Oskar Kalbfell (reelected until 1973).
Stage 5: N48° 29.5D(2*C) E09° 12.6BC
Q: How many spokes does the wheel have? = E
Stage 6: N48° 29.4(E+B)7 E09° 12.5CD
Q: Which house number can you find at this building? = F
Ahead of you, you can see a clock. Surroanding it you see four images of craftsmen, representing their guild. Three of them represent profesions which made Reutlingen well known during industrialisation. By then the industry of Reutlingen produced clothing. The fourth image shows a tanner. This profession gave the name of the next quarter you enter at stage 7a (N48° 29.534 E09° 12.515).
Stage 7b: N48° 29.ECD E09° 12.58F
Q: When was this church built? 1G58
On the fountain next to you can see two tanners working. Every year there is a big event called 'Gerbertaufe'. During this event the graduates of this world-wide known school have to dive in the fountain - disregarding the weather.
Stage 8: N48° 29.(B+C)6G E09° 12.F5(E+G-B)
Q: How many spickes can you count at the pastry in the bakers basket? = H
Here you can see the 12 guilds of Reutlingen. Even the tanner can be foand again. The existance of the guilds expired in 1862 - three years after the establishment of the 'Neckar-Alb-Bahn'. The questioned pastry is star-shaped and one of Reutlingen's culinary specialities. It is called 'Mutschel' (spoken as nutshell with m). Each of the spikes represents one of the congegations of Reutlingen and the Achalm is placed in the middle. The braid represents the unity. Each year on the first Thursday after Jannuary 6. the citizens of Reutlingen throw dices to win some of these pastries - even some bars take part. Other culinary specialities are 'Seele', 'Kimmicher' - a scone with caraway - and the 'Schiedwecken' - calf pie.
Stage 9: N48° 29.4HD E09° 12.HGF
Q: In which year the battering ram was removed? 1J47
This is one of the oldest buildings of Reutlingen. Starting in 1247 it took nearly 100 years (until 1343) to finish it. It was built as gothic basilica but you can find late-romanistic style-elements at the choir area.
The story about this building includes a battering ram. In 1247 Reutlingen was sieged by the ennemys of the Staufen. At that time they promised the Mother of Jesus - Maria - a chapell if they would overcome. As the troups draw-off, they left a battering ram (Rammbock), the so called 'Reutlinger Sturmbock'. It was removed at the will of emporer Maximilian II. You can see a replica at the side of the building (here you also find the 'Naturkundemuseum').
Since 1519 this church is - despite its name - protestant. Reutlingen early (1530) confessed to the Lutheran Protestantism. Afterwards only protestants could obtain citizenship.
Stage 10: N48° 29.4(G-B)C E09° 12.E(C+B)F
Q: Which numer does this building have? Geb. Nr: K
This is a small part of the numerous cloister-buildings in Reutlingen. If open, you can enter and find some parts of the 'Marienkirche' - taken off during the renewal.
Final: N48° 29.(K-2)FA E09° 12.(F-D)(C+J)K
The river 'Echaz' is like a river of life for Reutlingen. Surely it was one of the reasons for first settlements and had great importance during industrialisation.
Have fun and good luck on your journey through Reutlingen.
Jenny and Pinsleepe
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An S9 ist gerade eine Baustelle aber man konnte (mit Hilfe Listing) noch erahnen was gemeint sein könnte. Die Zahlen waren auch von "gegenüber" erkennbar.
Am Ende war wohl alles richtig und das Döschen war dank Hint recht schnell entdeckt.
Wir haben leider erst sehr spät bemerkt, dass wir bei der Suche und Hebung des Caches von "Gegenüber" beobachtet wurden.
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wenn wir baustellenbedingt bei S9 ein ganze Weile suchen mussten.
Wir haben Ecken gesehen, die wir so wohl nicht gesehen hätten.