Somewhere in Austria lies a majestic lake surrounded by a lush, green forest and a magnificent view of the mountainous landscape. The glassy, green water of the lake reflects the clear, blue sky, adding to the scenery’s extraordinary charm. However, this impeccable sight is not permanent.
Grüner See, which literally translates to Green Lake, is located in Tragoess, Austria. Amazingly, this meadow transforms into a lake every year. This natural phenomenon occurs as a result of varying temperatures throughout the year.
According to the Culture Trip, during winter, the water is at its most shallow level, having depths of only about 1-2 meters, or approximately 3-6 feet. It is also during this time when hikers flock to the area.
Grüner See transforms into a magnificent lake during spring time.
The water level begins to increase during spring time, with levels rising at its maximum level of 12 meters or about 39 feet. At this time of the year, Grüner See is transformed into a gorgeous oasis, an ephemeral paradise unparalleled elsewhere in the world.
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Because of the lake’s beauty, tourists, including scuba divers who wish to enjoy the lovely underwater view, are inevitably allured. However, such kind of attention is a double-edged sword. Due to the large number of tourists that populate the area, preservation of the lake has increasingly become a concern. What used to be crystal, clear waters has slowly become murky, prompting restrictions such as prohibiting water sports to be implemented in the area.
Tourists, including scuba divers, flock to the lake to explore and enjoy its magnificent charm.
Swimmers must also be warned because the lake’s water is awfully cold, with temperatures ranging from 4-8 °C or 39.2 to 46.4 °F. Such low temperatures also serve as a natural impediment, thus allowing only those with the most ardent desire to experience the lake’s submerged wonder.
Do not fret though, if you cannot get past these constraints, as the entire landscape still offers a spectacular view that can be admired from afar.
Pilot Captures Magnificent Images from the Cockpit and They Will Blow You Away
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While it's not always a joy to travel by plane, particularly if you're in for a long haul flight, there are good things about it, too. Aside from the lovely flight attendants and the free liquor, the stunning view from above can make a lengthy trip worthwhile.
Once the plane hits several thousand feet in altitude, we are greeted by skies so clear and blue, and clouds so fluffy you'd just want to die. Well, if there isn't any storm, that is. But you see, nature was made in such a manner that everything about it is beautiful - even storms and lightning.
Santiago Borja-Lopez, a pilot who works for Ecuador Airlines, documented the beauty of lightning and storm clouds by taking photos of the magnificent view from the cockpit and posting them on his website and Instagram account. BoredPanda compiled some of these amazing shots - let's all take a look:
Tourists Can’t Help But Cry After Losing All Their Belongings in Boracay
These tourists’ ‘dream vacation’ in the Philippines turned out to be a ‘horrific nightmare’.
When it comes to pristine beaches, the Philippines has always been a top choice for tourists. Aside from being one of the budget-friendly destinations, it is also known for its hospitable people everywhere.
One of the top locations of every beach lover is the island of Boracay. The island resort ranked seventh in the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Award among Asia’s Top 10 islands by TripAdvisor. Meanwhile, Travel+Leisure magazine placed it fourth on the ‘The World’s Friendliest Islands’ of 2016.
With its clear waters and pristine beaches, Boracay Island is consistenly on the list of the World's Top Destinations.
The World’s Largest Indoor Water Park Is Located in Freezing Germany
While it’s snowing and ice-cold outside, it’s always beach weather inside the largest indoor beach resort in Germany.
When talking about ideal water park locations, Germany doesn't really come to mind. With the country's cold temperatures, such a vacation destination seems out of place.
But 30 miles south of Berlin is Tropical Islands Resort, the largest indoor water park in the world. The location is a former airship hangar, which is always freezing with snow during winter. Inside the sprawling water park, however, it is warm and humid.
The biggest indoor water park in the world is located in Germany.
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