Deutschland > Sachsen > Weißeritzkreis
N 50° 58.700'E 013° 34.564'(WGS84)
Status: kann gesucht werden
Zeitaufwand: 1:00 h
Versteckt am: 05. Oktober 2008
Gelistet seit: 13. November 2009
Letzte Änderung: 13. Juni 2011
Auch gelistet auf: geocaching.com
At the coordinates specified above, you will find the last home of Heinrich Cotta.
In 1811, together with Adam Reum he founded the Forest Botanic Garden in Tharandt. In 1810, Cotta came to Dresden, while he was appointed Forest-Council and Director of the Institute for Forest-Measurement by Friedrich August I. Because he had reserved the right of choosing his place of residence and continue in leading his academy, Heinrich Cotta went for this small town. Five years after the foundation of the institute it got the title Royal Saxony Forest-Academy. Today the Department of Forest Sciences of the Technical University of Dresden is holding this position. Heinrich Cotta is known for the establishment of the modern and sustainable forestry.
Since the foundation of the garden it was growing step by step. The last large extension is the Forest-Park which was built in 1998. Now the area of the garden is nearly doubled. On a space of 15 ha, you can visit a replication of North-American woodlands.
It is very recommendable to connect the cache with a visit in the Botanic-Garden. It’s awesome.
Opening hours Forest-Botanic-Garden
1 April to 31 October
Daily from 8 am to 5 pm
Closed on Fridays (unless public holidays)
Additional information’s you will find under www.forstpark.de (currently just in German)
But now the instruction for the cache
Have a look on the bronze plaque near the grave. In the first row you will find two times the same number. Therefor you need some basis knowledge of German language, because the numbers are written as words. Otherwise you can also take the age of Cotta at his last birthday. Memorise this number. You will need it a little later. Now go in front of the grave and turn into the direction which is having naturally the most force of attraction. Now halve the remembered number and take the result as the distance in meters to the cache.
Enjoy it! GER-247
26. September 2016, 17:22
hat den Geocache gefunden
Heute einen kleinen Feierabend"spaziergang" hierher unternommen. Die kleine Aufgabe konnten wir bewältigen und fanden recht zügig die Dose 😄 Anziehend fanden wir 2 Richtungen, doch wir wählten die richtige 😅
Wir sagen vielen Dank fürs Legen, Pflegen und Herführen.