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Old 07.07.2010, 22:07
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Geocaching in Switzerland

Are there any fellow geocachers around? Moving in November and looking forward to a whole new set of caches!
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Old 07.07.2010, 23:03
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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

Hi - what is geocaching in your own words ?
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Old 07.07.2010, 23:29
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Hi - what is geocaching in your own words ?
Or you could just do a search
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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

Not sure where you live, but there are quite a few geocaches in my area. It's a great way to explore your new environment. But once the snow starts falling, some caches may be impossible to find. Also, lots of caches are done by locals, so it's a great way to learn a new a language. Happy caching!
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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

Hi Dani,

I am not a geocacher, but am interested in everything GPS related so I have a few links

GroundSpeak.com has geographically localized forums for both French speaking (including francophone Switzerland) and German speaking (including germanophone Switzerland). In the latter I found a link to an advanced search form that lets you search by one of several criteria.

Happy caching!!

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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

Geocaching is a great hobby that I love. It's kind of like modern technology-based orienteering. I use www.geocaching.com as my resource. It can also be a neat way to use technology to lure nature-phobic kids into the Great Outdoors!
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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

I have made some attempts at geocaching in my old stomping grounds in the 'burbs ("Agglo") of Zuri and never found a single cache,


Maybe the trusted Garmin Legend is not Swiss satellite compatible?
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Old 17.10.2010, 16:38
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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

Welcome Dani! GC is great fun! I love it and have found a few caches in my area but will explore further.

If anyone ever needed help translating info on caches let me know. i'd be happy to help (transl from German). Google translator just doesn't quite do it.
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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

Welcome Dani - where in Switzerland are you moving too?

I'm a big Geocaching fan and used to go all the time in the UK. I've found a couple over here but haven't had much chance so far this year as we seem to have spent most of the year moving house... The Groundspeak forums are great but the Swiss sections are all in German or French as mentioned above. Would be fine if my German lessons actually sank into my head...

I still need to get the Swiss maps for my GPS unit, so far I'm just using my iphone which works well but I really need the walking level maps before I head up a mountain.

Oh - and another thought - we released a couple of trackables in our nearest cache in the UK before we moved. They are meant to be racing their way to the cache nearest us here. Could be fun to do something similar. So far ours apear to have gone to Wales

Let me know once you've moved if you fancy meeting up to cache.
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Geocaching in Switzerland

We are here now, in Deitingen SO and would love to meet for a caching day!
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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

There are definitely caches to find in and around Basel.
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I still need to get the Swiss maps for my GPS unit, so far I'm just using my iphone which works well but I really need the walking level maps before I head up a mountain.
The Free MapSource (Garmin) compatible map of Switzerland (based on the volunteer Open Street Map project) is not as complete as the official map but does contain an enormous number of hiking trails. I used it for my entire trip this summer (using paper maps for trails not yet in the OSM database).
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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

I've cleared around 150 geocaches in the last 2 years in the ZH area, mostly local forests so the children can join in, not keen on the urban ones, but pick the odd one up from time to time. There are many hard-core cachers here, who probably find that amount in a month or even week.

There seems to be a much higher percentage of puzzle (and multi) caches here (compared to the UK anyway), and obviously the puzzles become alot more difficult due to being published mostly in German.
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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

I also find that in Zurich there is more „non-ordinary“ caches, than we have in Prague. And as it was mentioned, it is not easy to solve a puzzle in German, since I am learning German only for four month. Therefore I always appreciate when a cache is described in English … Also there is a high percentage of multiple caches. I must admit, that I have never found any multicache so far. … I am now living in Zurich and want, someday, make a trip in the direction of Greifensee, or so, so if there is somebody who would like to join me, I would be more than happy not to have to go there alone.

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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

I just moved here from Australia and also love geocaching. If anyone is interested in joining me sometime let me know
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We will soon be celebrating our 2000th find. Hope you enjoy caching in Switzerland, there are finally a few power trails popping up now.
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The Free MapSource (Garmin) compatible map of Switzerland (based on the volunteer Open Street Map project) is not as complete as the official map but does contain an enormous number of hiking trails. I used it for my entire trip this summer (using paper maps for trails not yet in the OSM database).
Just a reminder, the OSM maps are constantly being updated by volunteers and the coverage of hiking trails is now really excellent.
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Re: Geocaching in Switzerland

Resurrecting an old thread here to see if anyone around Züri / Basel is interested in Geocaching? I used to go quite a bit back home but haven't been out once in CH yet.

Anybody interested in getting together for some geocaching? Perhaps we can see some new sites along the way too
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Resurrecting an old thread here to see if anyone around Züri / Basel is interested in Geocaching? I used to go quite a bit back home but haven't been out once in CH yet.

Anybody interested in getting together for some geocaching? Perhaps we can see some new sites along the way too
I have never been geocaching but thanks to your attempt to resurrect this thread I have just discovered what looks like an AMAZING activity.

I am in Lausanne though it seems like it could be worth the trip...or perhaps there is some halfway sites?
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I have never been geocaching but thanks to your attempt to resurrect this thread I have just discovered what looks like an AMAZING activity.

I am in Lausanne though it seems like it could be worth the trip...or perhaps there is some halfway sites?
Sure - let's do some research and see if we can find smthg in the middle maybe we can post a try-out geocaching event and see who else we can tempt in.
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