Lost Beauty - Wahre Schönheiten Wiens
A pretty longer hiking/biking-cache, which offers great sights
Österreich > Ostösterreich > Wien
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Difficulty: **, Terrain: ***
Time Requirement: hiking 3 – 4 hours (ca. 7 miles), biking ca. 1.5 hours
Hidden on: April 20th, 2010
Start: a few hundred meters from bus number 35A
Cache: about 1000 meters from the last stop of bus number 38
The route has some gradients, therefore the 3 stars for the terrain, partially paved. The average distances between the stages are about 1 mile. Car drivers please note, that not all the stages are accessible, but within short walking distances. Parents who are keen on sports can also push a buggy, for racing road bikes the terrain on some stages might be too rough.
All stages except stage 2(summer: to 8 p.m., winter: to 5 p.m.) are open to the public around the clock.
The cache itself is within a fenced area, which is open to the public.
Special hint for lovers: Stage 4 is most lovely and romantic after the sunset.
Please note that some locations of the tour are places of devotion!
The task on the stages is to find out the missing figures (red letters), which are part of the coordinates belonging to the next stage until you reach the cache location.
Stage 1 – The start of our journey: “With Mary in the wine–where the musician met his love” N 48° 15.196´, E 016° 18.082´
You’re on a very nice place, but a few meters in the west, there is a nasty animal, the best “friend” of the vintages.
How many feet do this animal have? = A
Look at the grapes in front of Mary, how many bunches do you see? = B
Now we are heading east - passing an educational trail on the wine of Vienna.
Stage 2: “The number one hit”
N 48° 14.9A9´, E 016° 19.B05´
My zither playing about “Harry” let the motion picture set in a post WWII Vienna become famous.
The composition was number one in the USA for 11weeks. I was the first US-Chart breaker born in Austria.
On which day of July I was born? = C
On which day of May my Katharina came into this world? = D
Stage 3: “Kara Mustafa’s ammunition dump”
N 48° 14.8DC´, E 016° 1D.C50´
Here you can find some hard balls of the Ottomans prepared to get fired into Vienna’s fortress.
But they had to flee and forgot their balls and, of course, their coffee beans too.
Look at the number of the ancient house.
The sum of the digits = E
The three-digit year on the memorial stone – 16 = F
Stage 4: “Named after a famous beauty – near by a place called Heaven”
N 48° 15.576´ , E 016° E.F´
Now you’ll have to muscle your first hill. Some navigation systems suggest a very steeply ascending shady road
(Gspöttgraben), but it’s recommended to take a much more convenient and interesting way named after the French word for a beautiful view, which you can enjoy on your way up.
When you reach the romantic place, take place in front of the building and look upward.
There are some Christian symbols rising up to the sky.
How many of them are rising in the sky? = G
Which birthday of the building was celebrated in the year 2008? = H
Quick side trip:
On your way to Stage 5 you will pass a strange place called Lebensbaumkreis where
each individual can find his/her personal tree with some information about it.
Later on the way you’ll find the municipal vineyard (red crest with white cross on it-good place for a little rest!), where they offer a variety of outstanding wines. (try the Weißburgunder, its good value!)
Stage 5: “The haunted castle”
N 48° 16.0G6´, E 016° 19.H´
Wow, here is a terrace with a great view of the city but without a castle. Nearby you can find a picture of the lost building and some information about its history. Was it bewitched by the alchemical trials of Mr. von Reichenbach? Who knows what happened?
Now look at the terrace! Some iron guardians are there to keep of vehicles from it.
How many guardians can you find? = I
How many letters can you count in the surname of the builder of the castle (the name giver!)? = J
Finally you need the sum of the digits of the year of construction = K
The next stage is a little bit further away but worth any single step to go.
Stage 6: “Preparing for the battle”
N 48° 16.IJ2’, E 016° K.201’
First off all, …..enjoy the view, second….look around you. You can see a tablet with the inscription created by a great admirer of this place, a famous Viennese dramatist and writer with the first name “Franz”.
Count the letters of his full name = L
Now turn around and look at me. I’m dedicated to St. Joseph and I’m here to remind all Viennese of these glory days in the past. The united European forces under the command of Jan Sobiesky III and Leopold I
concentrated here to support the struggling defenders of the city against the ottomans.
300 years later a highest-level visitor named Johannes-Paul came from the Vatican to celebrate the
Polish - Austrian friendship again.
Now tell me the number of the month, when the allied troops came together here = M
Stage 7: “The most beautiful girl”
N 48° L.423’, E 016° 1M.M6M’
Navigating correctly you’ll arrive in a really lost place with a very special aura and a very special silence.
Look out for a grave bearing my mortal remains. I was known as the most beautiful girl who lived in the time of the Viennese Congress. All the guys of the city were fond of me.
Look at my first name: the last letter shows you the cardinal direction!
Take twice the letters of my full name. You’ll have to go about so many steps to the cache.
Arriving in the darkness you might try a torch. Maybe you’ll be answered.
Before getting desperate, take a look of the encrypted hint below.
Please hide the cache again carefully!
The Cache is a 500ml-plastic container.
Content when hidden:
- Cache log with pencil and sharpener(please don’t remove)
- Hand warmer
- Pill Alert
- 9-second watch
- black magic ball
- armed key fob
- coloured pencil collection
- erogenous ball pen
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07. Juli 2013, 16:30
hat den Geocache gefunden
Ich habe nach dem Geocache, Knight's Cemetary auf geocaching.com gesucht. Da der Kahlenbergsender anscheinend ein Störsender ist, hab ich aber erst diesen Hier gefunden. Das ist das vierte Mal, das ich über nen Multi stolpere... TFT open Cache emergency99 ( http://www.coord.info/PR4W5YV)
22. März 2012
hat den Geocache gefunden
Heute habe ich das
stabil schöne Wetter zum Ablaufen dieses Multis genutzt und dabei
wirklich viele sehr schöne Plätze besuchen dürfen. Ob das nun die
absolut schönsten Stellen sind, liegt im Auge des Betrachters - die
Runde ist aber zweifelsfrei sehr gut gestaltet, und der abendliche Blick
vom Final auf Wien war heute besonders beeindruckend.
12. März 2012
hat eine Bemerkung geschrieben
Bitte den Hinweis des Vorloggers ignorieren, es gibt nämlich zwei Versionen dieses Caches eine OC und eine GC-Version, wobei das Finale der OC-Version das stimmungsvollere ist. Happy Caching, Lunedi
11. März 2012
hat eine Bemerkung geschrieben
Beschreibung ist nicht mehr aktuell, das Final hat sich geändert.