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Caches No’s 5173 to 5197 – Bonn Mega Part 2

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Caches No’s 5173 to 5197 – Bonn Mega Part 2

The first we heard about the Bonn Mega was at our own event in August 2018… Two German gents attended conspicuous by their full beards and told us they were having a Mega in Bonn on February 29th 2020.We saw them again in Hamburg and Aberdeen and GeoCoinFest (and I’ve no doubt that they were at other European events as well).
As they had come to the UK to our Mega is was only right that we reciprocated and went to theirs.

29th February 2020 – Project Geocaching meets Beethoven GC7TKKG – cache #5173
The Mega itself was busy, 3000 attended logs which means it was probably about 5000 attendees in total
For a logbook they had a Grand Piano which was different !


We also got two souvenirs for this event – the Mega souvenir and the Leap Day 2020 souvenir

29th February 2020 – Little Louis Birthday Party Lab Cache – Programmheft – cache #5174
There were 10 lab caches in the Mega venue itself

29th February 2020 – Little Louis Birthday Party Lab Cache – Zecken – cache #5175

29th February 2020 – Little Louis Birthday Party Lab Cache – Glücksrad – cache #5176

29th February 2020 – Little Louis Birthday Party Lab Cache – Memory – cache #5177

29th February 2020 – Little Louis Birthday Party Lab Cache – Zeig Doch Mal – cache #5178

29th February 2020 – Little Louis Birthday Party Lab Cache – Musikalischer Buchstabensalat – cache #5179

29th February 2020 – Little Louis Birthday Party Lab Cache – Melodie – cache #5180

29th February 2020 – Little Louis Birthday Party Lab Cache – Hast Du Töne?! – cache #5181

29th February 2020 – Find Signal the Frog® – Locationless in 2020 GC8FROG – cache #5182
One of Groundspeaks new ventures is a ‘Locationless Cache’, to find it all you need to do is have your photograph taken with either the banner or the frog… there was a big queue for the picture with the frog so we just stood at the side and took a selfie with the banner in the background.
The cache will appear at most Megas around the world I expect, but I claimed it here

29th February 2020 – Little Louis Birthday Party Lab Cache – Fühlkiste – cache #5183

29th February 2020 – Little Louis Birthday Party Lab Cache – Heißer Draht – cache #5184

29th February 2020 – Weg Der Demokratie Lab Cache – Museum Koenig – cache #5185
After we had done the labs we headed out for some more lab caches – the Weg Der Demokratie (Way of Democracy – though I guess Trail of Democracy is a more apt translation)
In the days between the war and Reunification in 1989 Bonn was the capital of Germany so has all the history of West German Democracy.
First stop on the trail is the building where the original West German Parliament was held in 1948

29th February 2020 – Weg Der Demokratie Lab Cache – Villa Hammerschmidt – cache #5186
Official residence of the West German President

29th February 2020 – Weg Der Demokratie Lab Cache – Palais Schaumburg – cache #5187
Official residence of the West German Chancellor until 1974

29th February 2020 – Weg Der Demokratie Lab Cache – Dahlmanstraße – cache #5188
Headquarters of the West German Broadcasting Company

29th February 2020 – Weg Der Demokratie Lab Cache – Bundeskanzleramt – cache #5189
Official Residence of the West German Chancellor from 1974

29th February 2020 – Weg Der Demokratie Lab Cache – Bundesrat – cache #5190
The Federal Council of West German States

29th February 2020 – Weg Der Demokratie Lab Cache – Bundeshaus – cache #5191
West German Parliament House

29th February 2020 – Weg Der Demokratie Lab Cache – Bundestag – cache #5192
The West German Federal Parliament

29th February 2020 – Weg Der Demokratie Lab Cache – Langer Eugen – cache #5193
The offices of the West German Deputies (MP’s)

29th February 2020 – Weg Der Demokratie Lab Cache – Plenarsaal – cache #5194
The former Waterworks, site of the Bundestag meetings until the new premises were built

29th February 2020 – MaxiCache GC8G8BM – cache #5195
There were also 3 caches near the end of the lab cache trail.

29th February 2020 – Post Tower GC1R8CB – cache #5196
We signed them as Team KAMP (Kerry, Alison, Matthew, Philip)

29th February 2020 – das Tier in Dir 😉 GC2X457 – cache #5197
This one was by the statue of a pig dressed in human clothing – the title means ‘the animal in you’

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