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I'm engaged in orienteering marches, which differ from sport orienteering: there is the time limit, where finishing before time gives no advantage to the participant, and the center is put on the decoding of the map. The map itself is highly transformed - this involves fragmenting, stretching, mirroring, deforming etc.

I've tried to find some information about such orienteering marches in Germany, but found only information about sport orientation and rogaining (which is for the moment, too extremal for me). So I ask, do you know, if such competitions do find place in Germany, and if so, where to find informations about them?

Example orienteering march maps: Ortophotomap Orienteering Warsaw

Orienteering Warsaw Advanced MokIno

City Orienteering Lublin
Source: Wikipedia

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I lived in Germany for a few years. Do you mean 'Volksmarch'? –  theJollySin Jan 22 '13 at 16:46
    
No, I mean something like this: stowarzysze.om.pttk.pl/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/… (see maps in PDF)) –  Lukasz Jan 22 '13 at 17:09
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What you mean is called "Orientierungslauf" or in short "OL" in Germany. There are some events, but it is best you get in touch with some organizers over there perhaps using this list of upcoming orienteering marches.

In my experience the events of this kind which are not highly popular are mostly not (yet) present on the internet.

It's "popular" around southern Germany, but popular is very relative.

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Well no, I don't mean runs, where the time is the most important... it's very specific discipline and it's really even hard to explain what I mean ;) –  Lukasz Apr 23 '13 at 16:59
    
is it more like a treasurehunt? –  Jeredepp Apr 23 '13 at 17:03
    
Something like puzzle with the map, see the link in my comment to the question –  Lukasz Apr 23 '13 at 18:35
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