Lake Wörthersee - Where Man and Nature Meet

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49min2011ALL
Lake Wörthersee in the Austrian state of Carinthia is not only one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria, but also, in the truest sense of the phrase an "internationally famous stretch of water".
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Kurt Mündl
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DocumentarySpecial Interest
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English [CC]
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English
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4.3 out of 5 stars

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WALTReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
IF YOU ENJOY LAKE ENVIRONMENTS, THIS IS IT
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FIRST, LET ME SAY I ADORE EUROPEAN LAKES AND THEIR CORRESPONDING ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS. THIS IS A FIVE STAR FILM. LOCATED IN AUSTRIA THIS WORLD FAMOUS DESTINATION CONSISTS OF 95 SQ KILOMETERS. IT WAS FORMED BY ANCIENT
GLACIERS AND THIS IS WELL EXPLAINED IN THE FILM EMPIRICALLY. IT IS EIGHTY FIVE METERS DEEP IN SPOTS MAKING THE LAKE
USABLE FOR MANY FUNCTIONS IN THE SUMMER MONTHS, AS IT RECEIVES THOUSANDS OF LOCAL AND OTHER EUROPEAN AND
WORLDWIDE TOURISTS. IN PAST TIMES IT WAS AN ARTIST COLONY WITH COMPOSERS SUCH AS JOHANAS BRAHMS AND GUSTAV
MAHLER, WHO BOUGHT A LAKESIDE HOUSE, AND SURROUNDING WOODLANDS, TO WRITE HIS SYMPHONIES. THE FIRST
SYMPHONY, THE TITAN, REQUIRES THE LARGEST SYMPHONY IN ALL OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, AND IS WELL OVER AN HOUR. THE
WATER, IN SOME AREAS IS EVEN DRINKABLE, AS WELL AS AN AREA FOR SWIMMING, WHICH OCCURS RIGHT ALONG SIDE GEESE,
DUCKS AND CRANES, IN PERFECT HARMONY. THERE IS A LARGE FROG BREEDING AREA AND MANY SPECIES OF BIRDS VISIT THIS
SPOT..THE FROGS SPAWN BY THE HUNDREDS, WHILE NEARBY THERE ARE A LARGE AMOUNT OF SAILING AND OTHER SOMEWHAT
LARGER VESSELS. MANY TANGENTIAL STREAMS FEED INTO THE LAKE AND SOME PARTS ARE FAMOUS FOR FOR SPAWNING FISH
AGAINST THE CURRENT, SIMILAR TO SALMON. THERE ARE AS MANY AS 50,000 THAT SPAWN EACH DAY. AS YOU VIEW THE LAND SURROUNDING AND ATTACHED TO THE LAKE, YOU MAY OBSERVE MANY DISPARATE TREES AND DOZENS OF SPECIES OF WILDFLOWERS. THIS IS AN ESTHETIC ENVIRONMENT. IN 1863, THIS LAKE AREA BEGAN TO ATRACT THOUSANDS OF VISITORS AND THUS ACCOMMODATING HOTELS, AND SEVERAL DIFFERENT FORMS OF NEO CLASSICAL OTHER TYPES OF HOMES AND CHURCHES
WERE CONSTRUCTED. IN 1929, THE FIRST SEAPLANE, NAMED......NELLY.....BECAME FOR YEARS THE MAIN ATTRACTION
OF THE LAKE, TAKING TWO HUNDRED VISITORS A DAY TO VIEW THE AREA. IN THE ACTUAL LAKE WATER, MEANWHILE,
ABUNDANT LIFE WENT ON. THERE WERE TWENTY ONE SPECIES OF FISH, AND DEEP IN THE LAKE RATHER GIGANTIC CATFISH
ROAMED. YOU WILL MARVEL AT THEIR SIZE WHEN YOU SEE THE MOVIE. FIVE COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN ARE LEGALLY PERMITTED
TO FISH THE LAKE. IN ABOUT 1960, EELS WERE INTRODUCED INTO THE WATER AND REPRODUCED PROLIFICALLY, GOING AFTER
CRAWFISH FOR FOOD. IN SUMMER MONTHS THE LAKE LOOKS LIKE THE EUROPEAN MEDITERRANEAN. THERE ARE THIRTY
THOUSAND DRAGONFLIES IN SUMMERTIME, BUT IT DOES NOT DISCOURAGE OVER 175,000, TOURISTS AT HIGH SEASON IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER. I HAVE VISITED OVER EIGHTY COUNTRIES, INCLUDING MANY PARTS OF AUSTRIA, BUT THIS LAKE IS
ON MY BUCKET LIST. ENJOY!
Rena SherwoodReviewed in the United States on January 27, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
More like a 48 minute advert for Lake Worthersee than a documentary
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Not one of Kurt Mundl's best documentaries. This is more like a 48 minute advert than a documentary. It does have some nice visuals -- such as a view of ice skaters beneath the ice -- but mostly is rather blah. There is just too much crammed into 48 minutes for any topic to go into at length. This film looks at the Lake's history, appearances in movies, sporting events it hosts, tourists, wildlife and what its like all throughout the year. The film is best when focusing on wildlife, such as the great crested grebe, the endangered dice snake and the European otter.
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