Q: Firstly…what is geocaching?

A: The world’s biggest, most addictive treasure hunt…

According to Wikipedia, geocaching is an outdoor sporting activity in which the participants use a GPS receiver to find containers – called “geocaches” or just “caches” – anywhere in the world. A typical cache is a small waterproof container containing a logbook and perhaps also items for trading, such as toys or trinkets. In other words, it’s a high-tech game of hide and seek.

A few years ago, some geocachers found us up at Sulzenau and decided it was the perfect place to hide some caches. Today there is no less than 10 caches hidden in the area. There are two along the trail leading up to the hut: one near the Grawa waterfall, and one near the Sulzenaualm. On higher altitude above the Sulzenauhütte there is a cache on the großer Trögler, one at Blue Lake and one at the Niederl on the way to Nürnbergerhütte.

On top of that we have installed a geocache parcours as a variation of a multi cache. Along the beautiful lakes in the Grünau area we have hidden 5 caches that have crazy names like ‘Versteinertes Pferd’ or ‘Into the Wild’. Looking for those 5 caches takes you on a lake-hopping tour in one of the most beautiful spots on this planet. The whole tour is designed as a day trip from Sulzenauhütte, taking approx. 6 hours to find all of them and return to the hut. We offer documentation with photos and coordinates of this tour, and even have two GPS devices to rent. For overnight guests, this service is absolutely free. It is a great way to add an element of fun to a hike, especially for children…but adults will find themselves addicted, too!