Austria’s Submerged Park

The Green Lake near the Hochschwab Mountains, Tragoess, Styria, Austria is home to a peculiar park, one that you can walk through during the winter but must swim through in the summer.

During the winter the park is dry and the lake is very shallow, while a snow pack thickens on the mountain, but as summer temperatures melt the snow, the park gets covered by a 10m deep (32ft) crystal clear lake.

Scuba divers can sit on park benches that are completely submerged, along with small bridges, trees and bushes, providing a surreal diving experience.

February 21, 2012