Grüner See/ Green Lake, Austria

In the beginning of August my boyfriend and I made a trip to the Green Lake (Grüner See) in Styria, Austria. The lake is located a bit outside of the town of Tragöß. We went there on a Friday and arrived shortly after 8 a.m. at the parking spot, which was lucky, because at about 10 a.m. the place was full of people! So we were still able to take a few pictures without masses of them!

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Parking costs about 4 Euros per day, but we got a free ticket from a woman that just left, which was very nice of her. We even got to park in the shade of a tree.

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We walked from the parking place to the lake and took some way that is not marked on this map (it was similar to the second walk “Pfarrerteichweg”, but went to the other side of the lake). It also took us like 15-20 minutes.

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There is more of the lake in spring, I’ve heard, but, well, that’s what we saw in August and yes, it was green indeed! 🙂

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You’re not allowed to swim in the lake (except if you’re a duck or a fish) but I don’t see who would anyway, because it was freezing!!

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We sat a bit by the water, had some lunch (someone had forgotten their beer in the cold water, but we didn’t take it, but joked about it) and took many pictures. Then we walked around the lake, that kind of was two lakes these days because it carried less water.

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This was the “second” lake. By then we started spotting people taking obvious pictures for Instagram and even someone with a drone. The drone was especially annoying since it was so loud!

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All in all it was very beautiful and an amazing lake! I would recommend going there earlier or during the week since then there’s less people and it feels more quiet!

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