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Nice and interesting place

A nice place to do a short stop to make your pictures of the "Il Campanile" with lot of spots in... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2018
RoyCorrales
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Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
Lovely setting by the side of lake - Submerged village

This is the site of the submerged village of Alt-Graum (Curon Venosta), South Tyrol, Italy.As you... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2017
Voyage803067
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Kent, UK
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

The Reschensee or Lago di Resia is a reservoir, made in the middle of the 20th century.
Of behalf of this reservoir, the old village of Graun had to be evacuated and demolished.
The only remaining part of the village is the monumental bell tower, rising up from the water.
t the other side of the road, you can see the new cemetary, which replaced the old one in the disappeared village of Alt-Graun.
Every time I pass this lake, I have a double feeling.
Nowadays, it's quite a nice sight, you can visit the lake and enjoy the scenery with the snow topped mountains at the back.

Thank Paul B
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

This is the site of the submerged village of Alt-Graum (Curon Venosta), South Tyrol, Italy.As you drive along the lake (Rechensee/ Lago Resia) towards tthe very end, you will see a tower in the water and a car park to the left side. Here is a picnic area, a walking area and a food stall for passing motorists selling burgers, fries, etc.

The view is very pleasant across the lake and the tower of the old submerged village of Graum is still visible sticking up in the water. The lake was deepened in 1950, due to the damming of the river for hydo-electricity. The new village was built to the side of the new lakeshore.

Nice passing stop or for a picnic or a walk by the lake. Lovely mountain views in the area. Here they speak German and Italian as you are in Sud-Tyrol.

There is also a chocolate/cheese factory open for visits and shop just down the road and a few bars and hotels/guesthouse in the village. Also a pharmacy.

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Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is an icon in this area. If in the vicinity do take a look. The historic church and indeed, village were flooded and people made homeless on purpose in order to allow electricity generation and only in 1950. The history is well summarised at the visitor centre with both a model and narrative in Italian, German and English. It is a beautiful, eerie sight now and very photogenic. You can walk by the lake or cycle, and further afield as many trails are signposted from here.
There is paid parking but go through the tunnel and there is free parking (white lined spaces) on right side going in direction of Merano.
There is a place where you can get a photo taken of you/group free and then locate it on the web. There is a sign displaying the instructions and a big red button to press! We tried it and it seemed to work but so far no success at locating the pic. (We did a selfie with our own camera too which did work!).

Thank Wendy119186363
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Reviewed April 9, 2015

You should definitely stop at the spot and spend a couple of minutes there. The 14th century church tower is the only thing left to see from a village sacrificed to produce electricity. You can make nice funny photos, like holding the tower in your hand... and also try to hear church bells, that - the legend goes - can sometimes be heard from the bottom of the artificial lake. To be practical - do not forget to pay the parking, 50 eurocent or more if you want to wait to hear the bells toll.

Thank Davor R
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Reviewed April 8, 2015

simply beautiful and when you read the story how all this happened it simply leaves you speechless, a must see !!

Thank Ruth A A
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