A very special scene can only be enjoyed for a very short time
The steeple in the middle of Lake Reschen is quite eye-catching. But what is actually under it? This is exactly that can now be admired for a very short time. The cistern was drained for maintenance – as a result, the flooded village walls emerged from the floods and allowed for a brief mystical look at a world inundated for 70 years. You can see the cool photos here in the video.
Reschensee Dams were built in South Tyrol for the power plant
Reschensee is a reservoir in the municipality of Graun, created for the region’s energy storage plant. Thus, the village was flooded there in 1950. Since then, only the tower of the sunken Parish Church of St. Catarina has emerged from the water, and only brave divers have managed to set a fin on the steps of the old stairs. The unusual location was also the main filming location for the mystery series “Curon”, where Graun im Vinschgau is called in Italian.
But the unusual photos can not be seen for a long time. Since the work was completed, the lake has already begun to flood again. Soon the medieval walls will sink again and you will likely sleep underwater for the next few decades.
(dpa / fhe)