Geocaching – Nephew’s Delight!

There are crazy people out there, wandering through woods and castles and tunnels, with a GPS in the hand and an enlightened look on their face, on the hunt for treasures! … this is our new passion: geocaching!

Today: The Beelitzer Heilstätten (close to Potsdam) – I stole the following info from Aunt Wiki: Originally designed as a sanatorium by the Berlin workers‘ health insurance corporation, the complex from the beginning of World War I on was a military hospital of the Imperial German Army. In 1945, Beelitz-Heilstätten was occupied by Soviet forces, and the complex remained a Soviet military hospital until 1995.Following the Soviet withdrawal, attempts were made to privatize the complex, but they were not entirely successful. The remainder of the complex, including the surgery, the psychiatric ward, and a rifle range, was abandoned in 2000. As of 2007, none of the abandoned hospital buildings or the surrounding area were secured, giving the area the feel of a ghost town.

Me, my brother Bernd, my nephew David and our friend Uli solved 2 riddles and found two caches, yeehaa!! And explored the surrounding, the caves, the tunnels that connect all buildings – amazing and extremely exciting and beautiful!!!




… and in the end we rewarded ourselves with famous Beelitz asparagus and wheat beer!

Sachensuchen / Seeking Things

Explorers, finders and collectors like me, my brother and my nephew love and … People all over the world hide „treasures“, it’s like „a game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.
We found one today!