No, this isn’t an amusement park attraction or underwater fantasy world, but rather Austria’s beautiful “Flooded Meadow”. During the colder months, this lake of sorts is actually used as a park, so divers will find “branches of trees, a floor covered in grass, benches, bridges and a landscape that looks like it belongs overground.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.


Throughout the frozen winter months the area is almost completely dry and is used as a county park. It is a particular favorite site for hikers. But as soon as the temperatures begin to rise in spring, the ice and snow on the mountaintops begins to melt and runs down into the basin of land below.


The park fills up with ice-cold crystal clear water, which gets its distinctive green colouring from the grass and foliage beneath. The water levels rise from about one or two metres deep in the winter to as much as 10 metres in the late spring and early summer.

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