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Geocaching in the CR

 
photo:  (sxc.hu)
 

Geocaching, an extremely popular activity all over the world, has also attracted thousands of fans in the Czech Republic. The game connects sport and hiking, the goal of which is to find a treasure (cache) using the GPS navigation system, which is determined only by its geographical coordinates, has witnessed a growing popularity in the CR. It is estimated that more than 30 thousand caches are spread throughout the Czech Republic. There are more than one and half million of them throughout the whole world.

 
 
The history of geocaching in the Czech Republic began being written in 2001, when the first cache was located in Štramberk Park. It was a plastic bag, which was later replaced by a box. The popularity of the game is so great that it even penetrated into school curricula: students of the Czech Technical University in Prague play geocaching within physical education lessons, for which they receive credits.

As geocaching is not only about hunting caches but primarily about discovering the locations where they are hidden, Czech geocachers enriched the game with thematic routes and places. Thus caches are placed in locations where famous Czech films were shot and the so-called geo-lonely hearts works as well. The Moravian-Silesian Region, with the support of the European Union, proclaimed its own Moravian-Silesian geocaching.

You will find a dedicated Czech geocaching website here and here. This web is dedicated to extreme caches in the CR and the rest of the world.

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Author: Andrea Kábelová
 
Source: www.geocaching.cz
 
Added: 29.08.2012
 
 
 

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