Category Archive: Germany

Move Over Catwoman, Here’s Die Mietzecacher …

Nobody could ever say that the cat has got Melanie Lipka’s tongue. When the 22-year-old Bavarian doesn’t have her GPSr in hand, she’s creating popular geo-cartoon Die Mietzecacher, based on her caching experiences with her partner (and occasionally their furry feline). It’s been nearly a year since Lipka (GC handle: Mietzecacher, which means ‘puss cacher’) published her first installment in German last July …

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Introducing Mr and Mrs J_Sch …

Just married … And already you can tell the groom’s thinking about geocaching. But it’s not so surprising when you consider that newlywed was German tourist Jan Scholten (GC handle: j_sch), whose March 21st geocaching-themed nuptials in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds featured in It’s Not About The Numbers last week. According to the 34-year-old IT network engineer from Fürth, it was a wonderful day. …

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You Are Cordially Invited To A Geo-Wedding

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the marriage of an unfamiliar German couple – geocacher Jan Scholten and his muggle bride …” Actually, that’s not strictly true. But the visiting European lovebirds (GC handle: j_sch) are inviting Kiwi geocachers to a wedding reception-cum-event cache in the Marlborough Sounds on March 21st. Yesterday …

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Review: Notes On A Scavenger Hunter’s Journal

BOOK REVIEW As Cumbyrocks and kjwx can read only three words on this book cover – and two of them name its author, Bernhard Hoëcker – Wellington’s Anne Dahse volunteered to review the German comedian’s first geotitle. Aufzeichnungen eines Schnitzeljägers: Mit Gëocaching zurück zur Natur by Bernhard Hoëcker Rowohlt, from US$14.07 on Amazon Reviewed by Anne …

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Tracking A Celebrity Geocacher Down Under

Has celebrity geocacher Bernhard Hoecker left his autograph in one of your hides? When the popular German comedian – and author of a geocaching book – toured New Zealand last month for an interactive tourism campaign, he couldn’t resist signing some local logbooks. “But we had to go to places that the German users voted …

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