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Geocaching - Family holiday in the Zillertal

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.

Who can find the Zillertal Geocaches?It starts with solid footwear and GPS deviceHiking experience Geocaching for allCaches can be hidden everywhere

Each cache contains a logbook into which the geek searcher enters with his geocaching nickname, date and time. In doing so, he should take care that nobody look over his shoulder. If the cache is logged and hidden again at the original location, the discoverer is allowed to mark it as "found" on the Internet platform, and the counter moves up. In addition to the logbook, some caches contain exchange objects. As an iron rule, there is no food, only youth-free objects and nothing that is limited in time. If you take something from a cache, put something again in the container. In addition to everyday objects you can also find trackables, small items that move from one cache to another.

They are provided with a unique combination of numbers. Geocachers from all over the world can track and follow the caches on the Internet. Some trackables contain notes that tell where to go next. The biggest geocaching directory currently lists over 2 million treasures worldwide and some of them are also hidden in the Tux Valley. Here is something for everyone: family-friendly hikes, easy or difficult hiding places and tricky puzzle tasks. If you go on GPS hunt in Tux, you have sometimes to climb high and reach the the peaks but there are also enough treasures for less sporty cachers. The GPS treasure hunting is possible in Tux at any time of the year. Some geocaches here sleep winter under the snow, but others wait for the ski season and can only be reached with skies or snowboard.

Arrive by

Destination address for the tourist information:
A-6293 Tux, Lanersbach 401

Plan your route online:

Detailed information on how to get to Tux-Finkenberg by bus is available here.

The airports at Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are between 90 and 230 km from Tux-Finkenberg.


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