Hunting for treasure is a source of timeless fascination, and Geocaching using a GPS device brings treasure hunting into the technological era. Thanks to a high density of geocaches in the area around the spa town of Merano/Meran
, this type of recreation is widely popular.
In Merano and Environs, caches are hidden near particularly beautiful buildings, with public telescopes (Hingucker) aimed at places of interest. These include Lebenberg Castle in Cermes/Tscherms, Braunsberg Castle in Lana, the ruins of Mayenburg Castle in Foiana/Völlan and the St. Hippolyt Kirche church. For Geocaching enthusiasts, especially for families, every hike becomes an exciting treasure hunt.