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The Most Found Geocache in the World

Eric Schudiske on May 19, 2013, 8:34 am

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The Most Found Geocache in the world is actually shared by two geocaches

The Most Found Geocache in the world is a distinction currently shared by two geocaches in this European city

Prague bridges geocache (left) Terekza geocache (right) both found more than 12,400 times

Prague bridges geocache (left) Terezka geocache (right) both have been found more than 12,400 times

The ‘most found traditional geocache’ in the world is a distinction that’s currently neck and neck.  Two traditional geocaches both have more than 12,400 finds. That’s more than twice as many finds as the Geocaching HQ geocache in Seattle and more than any other traditional geocache in the world.

Prague bridge 1 - Karlov most

Prague bridge 1 – Karlov most

The most found geocaches are both hidden in the capital city of the Czech Republic, Prague. In fact, they’re just across the famous Charles Bridge from one another. The geocaches each rack up about five “Found it” logs during the work week and about 15 “Found it” logs each weekend. As of this writing, Prague bridges 1 – Karluv most is currently a few finds ahead of  Terezka.

Prague bridges find countBoth of these geocaches have several similarities. Both offer tourists a chance to discover more than the average traveler and they’re both micro caches with interesting camouflage. While each of these geocaches has unique qualities that make them incredible finds, there are certain traits that help boost them to the top of the find count. If you’re looking to hide the next most-found geocache, take note:

1) They’re placed in inspiring locations that are well-traveled by tourists.

2) The geocache pages tell an interesting story in more than one language and include pictures.

3) They geocaches are not too hard to find. They have clear hints and easy-to-find spoilers.

4) The geocaches are well maintained.

Near Terezka

Near Terezka

Geocacher Benjo5 owns and maintains Prague bridge 1 – Karluv most. And while this is the most popular of his 26 geocaches, it was his very first hide. He says, “When I wanted to make my first cache, I have seen that Charles bridge, one of the top monuments of Prague and whole Czech Republic is without a cache. It is the oldest bridge in Prague, so I made a cache about it. And as I felt to make just one cache about the most famous bridge a bit unfair thing to the other bridges, I started to make a Prague bridges series, publishing every month one cache about a bridge. The series is numbered chronologically, as the bridges were built.

Charles bridge was my first cache and I wanted it to make it easy for everyone, so it is totally non-problematic 1/1 geocache. But not even in my dreams would I imagine in the day of placing, that it will be once the top visited of those 2.000.000+ geocaches [in the world]”

The owner of Tereka, termiter.cz, owns just two geocaches.

While the find counts for each of these geocaches is incredible, it’s not all about the numbers. Each geocache that’s hidden has a different purpose. Some geocaches are designed to be so difficult and rewarding they’re found just a handful of times a year (if that many). It’s all part of the allure of geocaching. You’re able to choose your own adventure.

Thank you from Geocaching HQ to both geocache creators for providing memories for thousands of geocachers.

See below for the most found traditional geocaches in the top 5 geocaching countries.

Germany – Alexanderplatz more than 9,850 finds

United States – Original Stash Tribute Plaque  more than 6,700 finds

Sweden – OTTT #2 – Changing of the Guard more than 4,600 finds

United Kingdom – From a Swan to the Canary: Tower – Save me! more than 4,500 finds

Canada – Banff Micro Cache more than 2,500 finds

What do you think make the elements of a geocache that draws in thousands of finds? Add your comments below.

 

 

  • CachePac

    A lot of maintance

  • Guest

    LOL it’s me in the picture! WOW I am appearing in geocaching official Blog!

    btw Prague is awesome!

    Catalonia is not Spain //*// long life geocaching!

  • http://twitter.com/arnauduran Arnau Duran

    LOL it’s me in the picture! I am appearing in the geocaching official blog! :) I didn’t even know that cache was the world’s most found! cool fact! btw Prague is awesome, I totally recommend you to visit it (and grab the cache ;) )

    Catalonia is not Spain //*// long life geocaching!

  • http://www.facebook.com/andy.scorch Andy Gardiner

    Found both of these at Easter on a 25th Anniversary trip to the city. Geocaching took us to parts of the city we might not have seen and to some of the most fantastic views! We had a great time!
    Andy (aka Andyscorch)

  • orpheus

    In my opinion at least, the Geocaching blog is no place to voice nationalistic sentiments nor political views – quite the opposite in fact. Geocaching is all to do with breaking down barriers, borders and bringing people together. Now let’s all get in the picture.

  • orpheus

    In my opinion at least, the Geocaching blog is no place to voice nationalistic sentiments nor political views – quite the opposite in fact. Geocaching is all to do with breaking down barriers, borders and bringing people together.

  • Kartovo

    Hey HQ, it is TereZKa, not Terekza :P

  • http://twitter.com/arnauduran Arnau Duran

    Maybe you are right, but it was just an append to my message, I don’t think it hurts ;-) cheers

  • Starglider

    So there are caches at a place that is visited by thousands of people anyways.

    The main thing I used to like about geocaching was that it took me to places that I would not have seen otherwise, not to give me an opportunity to sign a logbook at just another tourist spot.

    Now it’s all about the numbers, that is sad.

  • bertuz

    Catalonia is not Spain!!! ||*||

    Geocaching forever! :)

  • Someone on earth

    I wonder how many of those logs are armchair logged.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fred.ankersen Fred Ankersen

    I found a really interesting Virtual Cache in the state of Virginia several years ago. It was the support piers for a bridge over a river, used during the Civil War. It was a bit off the road, but no bushwhacking. I had to answer a question to claim a find. I would never have known it was there but for the virtual cache. Now all of the virtuals are Waypoints, and they are not as easy to deal with.
    It has become about the numbers, and that is truly a shame.

  • Rishare

    Why would there be? You do that?

  • Bigguy In Texas

    What makes a great cache? As in many other things
    , LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

  • k-lord

    The great about geocaching is that you can choose what to find. You don´t like caches like this one, ignore them. It is easy.

  • SaskAcadue

    The most popular cache in Canada is now

    Foundations: Ghosts of the Clifton (GC1VB9B)

  • Zach Baugher

    I found an interesting cache in Shafner park (Winston Salem North Carolina, America) that proves that terrain based descriptions are usually correct. I had to clump a 50 foot cliff then go over to a secret entrance to find it. Well done Cheche world! This one was only found by 2 other groups! So if your in Winston Salem nc, come check out Shafner park and see if you can find it!


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