Geocaching connects nature with hiking fun. It is ideal for families and those who don't like walking because it includes solving puzzles, completing tasks and searching for hidden treasure. The list below shows which 'treasures' are hidden in Innsbruck and the surrounding area.
Period: spring – autumn
There are many stories, myths and legends existing about the Mieminger Schatzstein. Mysterious incidents made the pine forest above the Mieminger Mooswiesen to a mysterious area.
The most famous legend is about the treasure of stone:
Under the boulder in the middle of the pine forest is a great treasure buried. Only a virgin can raise the treasure if she comes to the stone at night dressed in a shirt and raises a lighted candle in her hand. She may not extinguish the candle and say a prayer. This is the only way the Virgin can move the stone as if by magic to the side.Perhaps you are well disposed to the spirits and you will find the treasure!
At the following coordinates you can park your car:
N 47° 18.495
E 010° 57.746
Begin your search for the fabled treasure at:
N 47° 18.428
E 010° 57.796
Question: You are standing in front of some yellow arrows to the north. What is the sum of the digits of the path number? Write down the answer as A.
The next clue for the treasure you find on a 80-year-old building:
N 47° 18.610
E 010° 57.840
Question: At the front of the building there are two panels made of metal. Write down the number of letters of the first word in the fourth line on the right panel as B. And the number of letters of the second last word as C.
The next coordinates lead you to a very special job:
N 47° 18.820
E 010° 57.671
Question: How many steps lead to the entrance? Subtract 4 and note the number as D.
To be worthy to raise the treasure, you must first solve this little mystery.
N 47 ° (D+A) .9(2*A) B
E 010° 57.(2 * A) (3*B+C)
The treasure of stone is ideal for short notches or playing with the children. (CAUTION when handling candles!)
Proposal for the way back: Go back to N 47° 18.859 E010° 57.672, a marked junction. Continue towards Gschwent and turn right at the first opportunity (N 47° 18.911, E 010° 57.600) on the left. The Route and follow the beautiful round to Moosalm and from there continue to enjoy the car park.