This may not be Atlantis, but this city that has been submerged in water for over 70 years is now resurfacing for the very first time in over 70 years. Located in the northern part of the country very close to Switzerland, the village is home to hundreds of people before it was flooded by a hydroelectric plant and the merger of two nearby lakes in 1950, according to BBC News. The plant then resulted in the creation of Lake Resia.
Despite this village being submerged, the lake had gained popularity mainly because of the 14th century church steeple that remains visible above wataer. It then became the inspiration of the Netflix show, “Curon”.
Though, now the lake is being temporarily drained for maintenance, giving tourists and local residents the chance to see the village for the very first time.
Some people have actually shared pictures of what the remaining parts of Curon looks like, with some steps and walls still intact. Luisa Azzolini of Merano, South Tyrol said it was a very “weird feeling” walking through the remains.
Many of the residents of Curon had opposed the creation of the dam and lake before it was ever made. And more than 160 homes were abandoned when Lake Resia was made, according to BBC News. The climate is cold enough for the lake to freeze, allowing people to walk up to the church during the winter time.
via USB Today