Geocaching around Tux - Finkenberg
Treasure hunts for young and old
A GPS device, firm shoes and good eyes - it does not really take more for this hobby. Geocaching (from "geo" = "earth" and "cache" = little containers) is a kind of electronic scavenger hunt that makes the hiking holiday not only for families a real experience. On web pages you can find coordinates along with descriptions and images, which you can loads onto your GPS device or smartphone, and off you go. While some of the treasures are stored directly at the given position, others need to be combined like a puzzle or other tasks on serveral places in order to solve discover the secret. (see infobox on the right)
A look into the listing on the internet platform is obligatory before each hunting: Caches have different degrees of difficulty, as far as the terrain and the search itself is concerned. Not every cache is easy to reach for everyone and not everyone wants to climb trees or caves.
The reward is waiting in a solid, waterproof container. This can be a small can, a larger food box or even real treasure chests made of wood or safes with a number lock. Some caches are magnetic and stick on information boards or guard rails. Others are hidden in rocks, under roots or in masonry - always appropriate that the environment does not take any damage. The geocaches are clearly marked and usually contain a small usage instruction, which informs randomists that it is not garbage.
Destination address for the tourist information:
A-6293 Tux, Lanersbach 401
Plan your route online:
The airports at Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are between 90 and 230 km from Tux-Finkenberg.