A Day Trip to Lake Reschen
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This is Lake Reschen. A lake close to the border of Switzerland and Austria. What I found makes this lake really special are the crystal clear water and the steeple sticking out in the middle of it. There used to be two villages, Grain and Reschen, which were flooded in 1950. The only reminder of the village of Grain, which was destroyed completely, is the church's steeple.

A must do when you are on holidays in South Tyrol is a trip to one of the various lakes. Lake Reschen is a really popular one in the area. It is close to the border of Switzerland and Austria, about 90 minutes away from Meran. What I found makes this lake really special are the crystal clear water and the steeple sticking out in the middle of it. I have seen something like this before at Störmthaler See in Leipzig, Germany; it’s sort of unreal really but really impressive to see. The explanation of why there is a steeple visible is quite easy. For the production of electricity two villages, Grain and Reschen, were flooded in 1950 and the inhabitants were forced to resettle somewhere else. The only reminder of the village Grain, which was destroyed completely, is the church’s steeple. It is therefore understandable that back in the days it was a tragedy for the people that lived there. Now a days, Lake Reschen is a popular holiday destination. It is always full of people longing to see the steeple.

This is Lake Reschen in Italy. In the back you see the Alps and the blue sky.

My advice: If you want to escape the tourists, go and look for the area where they offer water sports. Taking a kite surf lesson, a dip in the crystal clear water or renting a kayak for a tour on Lake Reschen is an amazing way of relaxation.

This is Lake Reschen, a lake in South Tyrol, Italy. Taking a kite surf lesson, a dip in the crystal clear water or renting a kayak for a tour on Lake Reschen is an amazing way of relaxation.

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CATEGORY: Europe, Italy

Claudia Bartsch

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  • Wow! This is so beautiful! It reminds me of Lake St Ana in Romania! Love the surrounding mountains.

  • Lake Reschen looks beautiful and so tranquil! Switzerland has so many scenic spots to explore!