There is a magical place in Austria called Green Lake, or more exactly "Grüner See". It’s a park in the summer which then turns into a lake with the beautiful color of emerald green. Located in Tragoess, in the Styria region on the foothills of Hochschwab. The Green Lake is a perfect example of how mature can surprise us with amazing phenomena. It is a natural beauty with an ecosystem that is repeated every year with the passing of the seasons, which makes the Green Lake one of the most interesting places in the world.
During the winter the waters of this lake basin are only a couple of meters deep and the surrounding area is used as a park, a perfect place to relax of have a walk in the woods.
When Spring arrives and the temperatures start to rise, glaciers from the surrounding area begin to melt and the water then penetrates into the ground and flows into the basin below, thus creating the Green Lake, a real “seasonal” lake. During these months, the lake can reach a maximum depth of 12 meters with cold temperatures ranging between 40 – 46°F.
The lake reaches its peak in June, and it is truly a wonderful sight! Visitors can dive and swim among the trees, benches, paths and bridges, caressing the green grass of the lawn below you and the underwater blossomed flowers. The light which enters the water creates a playful and stunning atmosphere.
Greek Lake is a haven for diving enthusiasts.
Towards the end of July the waters begin to diminish and the lake returns to being a normal mountain basin, still beautiful and attractive but with a secret of the amazing underwater world to come.
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