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Geocaching

The modern treasure hunt through Messkirch

Embark on a scavenger hunt through the town, armed with a modern-day compass (GPS device), street map and questionnaire.

Equipped with a GPS device and the coordinates you can go in search of different historical locations in our little town. We won't make it too easy for you, though! In order to access the next coordinates you first have to answer a question correctly.

In addition to lots of fun, plenty of exercise and several tricky questions, you'll also get to know Messkirch better.

There are two routes to choose from, so there's something to appeal to everyone. After solving all the questions you'll receive a little reward during the week! The final coordinate leads you right to it.

During the week you can hire GPS devices from the Tourist Information for 10 EUR. The questionnaires can also be obtained there, or simply downloaded.

GPS Treasure Hunt – Short Tour

GPS Treasure Hunt – Long Tour

Equipment

  • A geocacher should always take along the right equipment!
    Weatherproof clothing and sensible footwear are an absolute must. You should also take something to eat and drink with you. You'll find it easier to answer the questions if you have something to write with.

Rules – everyone is responsible for his/her actions

  • Respect the environment
  • Don't destroy anything
  • Keep to the existing paths
  • Don't trespass on private land
  • Put your rubbish in the bins provided

What is Geocaching?

  • In German-speaking countries geocaching is usually known as a "GPS-Schnitzeljagd". The English word "cache" means "hidden treasure" or "secret hiding place". The hiding places are located by means of geographical coordinates with the aid of a GPS receiver. 

    Link to www.geocaching.de

stay in contact

  • Stadt Meßkirch
  • Conradin-Kreutzer-Straße 1
  • D-88605 Meßkirch
Kinder beim Geocaching vor dem Rathaus
Person die ein GPS Gerät in der Hand hält
Kinder beim Geocaching