Tag Archive: Germany

What To Do When Weather Is Too Bad To Geocache…

Okay, the correct answer is that the weather is never too bad to go caching. However, for the last eight years a growing number of Germans and Swiss have been able to stay indoors by going PlaceSpotting. Created by Swiss software engineer Martin Fussen the site challenges you to take part in a virtual quest …

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Geocachers Wanted By Police In Two Countries

For three hours, German geocachers Bruno-X, Spatzlmatz and Suzidriver became enemy No 1.

Labelled as possible international terrorists, the three Dresden residents found themselves being pursued by police and military officials in their homeland and the Netherlands last Thursday after a visit to the tiny Dutch hamlet of Schietecoven.

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Nissan Finds A New Message To Pedal

Even car-maker Nissan isn’t immune to geocaching’s popularity, it seems. A few days ago, the Japanese company released this video on YouTube to help promote its sponsorship of professional road cycling team RadioShack Nissan Trek. The clip, featuring popular German cyclist Jens Voigt and his American team-mate Ben King on a geocaching expedition, has had …

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Geocaching Mailbag #2

Here are the second batch of postcards for our Geocaching Postcard Contest. We also announce our second-week winner!

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Geocaching Mailbag #1

Here are the first batch of postcards for our Geocaching Postcard Contest. We also announced our first-week winner.

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Geo-Gossip: Two New Celebrity Cachers

I’m not one to gossip but … it seems our favourite hobby has two new celebrity players: notorious American gossip columnist Perez Hilton and Germany’s professional road cyclist Jens Voigt. And like the rest of us, they brag about their finds on Twitter. Hollywood-based Hilton (@PerezHilton) tweeted eight days ago about his first geo-experience, even …

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Twilight Zone: Geocacher Finds Bomb, Not Cache

It what seems to be an odd twist on the geocache/bomb relationship, a player near Neustadt Weinstraße in Germany has stumbled upon what appears to be a bomb. After posting the photo in imgur.com earlier today, the comments have been running hot in the associated reddit thread. Reddit user eodtech1 noted: “Looks to be a GP ‘Old …

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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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