Austria’s unlikely dive spot

The Icy Path, inside a ice cave, lies high above the Trauntal valley and is just a few minutes’ walk away from the Schönbergalm.

Blue portal - Stairs down to the ice cave in Eishöhle, Dachstein, Austria

Apple Strudel, in memory of Germany - I love authentic recipes from other countries...it's even better when someone from that country teaches you - it makes it even more authentic

Apple Strudel, in memory of Germany - I love authentic recipes from other countries.it's even better when someone from that country teaches you - it makes it even more authentic Strudel Texas state pastry

http://www.eisriesenwelt.at/die-hoehle/bilder.html - Austria

Highlights include the Eisriesenwelt Giant Ice Cave with its sub-zero summer temperatures and huge caverns with magnificent frozen waterfalls, and the Mammoth Cave with its huge pipe-shaped galleries formed by an ancient underground river.

The Green Lake, Tragoess, Styria    Complete with grassy banks, leafy trees and park benches, winter visitors to the region are met with a routine sight: a country meadow, dry and unsubmerged, frequented by hikers. But come summer, the Green Lake becomes an underwater park.

An Emerald Green Lake in Tragoess, Austria

Submerged tree in the Green Lake. The Green Lake or Grüner See is a lake in Austria that dries out almost completely during fall, is used as a county park in the winter and is famous for the underwater park which forms during the spring due to snow melt

There’s a park in Austria that turns into a lake every summer. When temperatures rise, the snow melts on the mountains surrounding Grüner See, or Green Lake, and fills the meadow with water - leaving benches, trails, and trees completely submerged in...

There’s a park in Austria that turns into a lake every summer. When temperatures rise, the snow melts on the mountains surrounding Grüner See, or Green Lake, and fills the meadow with water - leaving benches, trails, and trees completely submerged in...

I want to go here someday...    Located at the foot of the Hochschwab Mountains, in Tragoess, Styria, Green Lake is one of the most bizarre natural phenomena in the world. During the cold winter months, this place is almost completely dry, and used as a country park where hikers love to come and spend some time away from urban chaos. But as soon as temperatures rise, the snow and ice covering the mountaintops begin to melt, and the water pours down, filling the basin with crystal-clear…

Rest your weary sea legs: Divers explore pristine alpine park that turns into a lake for half the year

place i'll go: Austria's Green Lake in the Hochschwab Mountains is a hiking trail in the winter. The snow melts in early summer and creates a completely clear lake. The lake has a grassy bottom, complete with underwater trails, park benches, and bridges.

The Crack Tax in Tennessee.

TIL over 300 incidents of child murder occurred in Germany and Austria due to incidents of "suicide by proxy". Religious people were killing young children in order to have the government execute them so they could get into heaven.

Meteocolonnades: LED columns inform about Lake Constance’s current conditions: Water level, water temperature, air temperature, and wind speed and direction

LED columns inform about Lake Constance’s current conditions: Water level, water temperature, air temperature, and wind speed and direction

Mountain Village, Gosau, Gmunden, Austria photo via djfierra

SEASONAL – SPRING – the warmer temperatures of springtime bring out the new born animals to discover and explore their surroundings at a mountain village in gosau, gmunden, austria, photo via djfierra.

My trip to Austria was one of the most memorable summer vacations so far. Mild temperatures and beautiful sites made for a great time.

My trip to Austria was one of the most memorable summer vacations so far. Mild temperatures and beautiful sites made for a great time.

Apricot Pillow Cookies | Free Recipe Network

Apricot Pillow Cookies -- Recipe was brought from Holland by her great grandmother. These remind me of Apricot Kolaches! A must try when mom is here.

ice sculpture of a Christmas tree was created using 30 tonnes of ice.

Ice Christmas tree in Various Christmas Trees in Various Countries - Beautiful Christmas Trees Collection.

I am going here.  A rare natural phenomenon turns one of Austria’s most beautiful hiking trails into a 10 meter-deep lake, for half the year.    Located at the foot of the Hochschwab Mountains, in Tragoess, Styria, Green Lake is one of the most bizarre natural phenomena in the world.

The Green Lake in Tragoess, Austria. Divers explore pristine alpine park that turns into a lake for half the year.

Sophie, first daughter from Elisabeth (Sissi) of Austria on her deathbed. She died in the age of 2 from diarrhoea and temperature

Sophie, first daughter from Elisabeth (Sissi) of Austria on her deathbed. She died in the age of 2 from diarrhoea and temperature

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