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Gruener See, Oberort

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Grüner See is a lake in Styria, Austria in a village named Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests. The name "Green Lake" originated because of its emerald-green water. The clean and clear water comes from the snowmelt from the karst mountains and has a temperature of 6-. During winter, the lake is only 1– deep and the surrounding area is used as a county park.However, in spring, when the temperature rises and snow melts, the basin of land below the mountains fills with water. The lake reaches its maximum depth of around 12m from mid-May to June and is claimed to look the most beautiful at this time. In July, the water begins to recede.The lake supports a variety of fauna such as snails, water fleas, small crabs, fly larvae, and different species of trout . The flora is not abundant because of the rocky bottom of the lake. Furthermore, the lake’s depth is variable since its inflow comes from snowmelt.The lake was popular among divers who could observe the green meadows in the edge zone of the lake particularly in June when the water is at its highest. A bridge and a bench could also be found underwater. Furthermore, trails and trees could also be seen underwater.
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  • Walk around this small lake, and which runs through the forest, with different paths, with our children we made the smallest that starts from the parking lot (which is paid on average and in high season, € 4) and forms a loop to get back us on top of it. And it was just fine for us in distance, about 4km.
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  • Were in July here at the Green Lake and must say Austria has really very beautiful lakes, and the Green Lake in Styria is one of the most beautiful really! Really a dream sure were not the last time here. Camera a must here, the unique colour of the Lake you have to hold really!
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  • Will Lake next year certainly visit again the Greens absolutely sehenwert and to recommend. Only parking is otherwise free to use for a fee with 4 euro. Nice short hike or walk to Lake (Forststrasse to Lake). Super suitable also for families with children. Bathing / swimming and diving are prohibited! Should have seen each time... 5 out of 5 stars
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  • This lake has such a beautiful fluorescent caerulean hue to it. It is a must see destination for anyone that passes by.
  • Must see if someone's passing nearby. Especially in late winter / early spring, when there's a lot of water. The water colour is just amazing, the place itself is magical. And if you visit it during the spring / summer on a sunny day and you bump into an occasional shower, just wait it out and admire.
  • This is undoubtedly one of the best lakes in Austria. Visit in May so as to enjoy to the fullest. The lakes starts depleting in summer. Scuba Diving is a magical experience, grab the chance if you get to do it. Having a car is mandatory as the place is inaccessible by public transport.
  • Nice hiking trail with a glacier lake. Unfortunately no swimming or fishing is permitted because of the unique ecosystem, but you get a nice forest trail, a traditional austrian restaurant an absolutely amazing view of the surrounding mountains and easy parking (for 4 euro). Absolutely recommended
  • Perfect place for a small hiking. The pond is really green, view is breathtaking.
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