@christoph_schramm found a hidden gem with an old secret inside. .
Enjoy a short story of the Toplitzsee, compiled by Albrecht Syen, the owner of the @fischerhuette_toplitzsee
There was a naval testing station at Toplitzsee from 1943 to 1944. They experimented with different explosives, detonating charges of up to 4,000 kg at different depths. The explosive strength of these underwater experiments was measured by means of copper diaphragms.
Underwater rockets were fired from a launching pad in the lake toward the Tote Mountains. These torpedoes would be used in submarines as defensive weapons.
As the end of the war approached and the allies got closer, amunition, weapons, explosives and documents of the tests, were sunk in the lake. In April of 1945 under the strict supervision of the SS guard, many crates were transported to the Toplitzsee and sunk.
In 1959 the German magazine "Stern" sent investigators, who started diving in the Toplitzsee. They found crates of counterfeit British money, piles of secret documents, including orders for Hitler's Schutzstaffel. They even found a printing press used in a Nazi counterfeiting operation. Up till the end of war, British pound notes were counterfeited and secretly brought into circulation in Saxonia, under the code name, "Bernhard". In October of 1963 three treasure hunters tried their luck. Unfortunately one of the men died in a diving accident.
In order to put an end to the illegal treasure hunting and an end to the myth of gold in the lake, the Austrian Ministry of the Interior took action. Over 300 gendarmes closed off the Toplitzsee area and started a large mountain expedition.
The following treasures have been found so far in the Toplitzsee:
* 50 crates of gold
* a stamp collection
* 50 kg. of refined gold
* five diamonds from Kaltenbrunner
* chalices stolen from Jews in Hungary
* 22 crates from Skorzeny
* Eigruber diamonds
* 20 crates of gold coins
* 3 crates of gold bullion from the Tartar Treasury.
Digging out some rather old shots as I got my old hard drive working again 😁 Like the one drive that I didn't have a backup of, filled with 3TB of Pictures...
What solutions are you using for backup? Like a NAS or just tons of portable hard drives? I will need some more storage soon..
It's been a learning curve for me to be at the beach and be ready for whatever is going on with my surroundings. I'll enjoy more of these experiences for in the future.
Wish you the best 👊 .
◾Somos una de las transiciones más poderosas en la actualidad y la mayoría de veces lo usamos para odiar a otras personas. Vamos a cambiar eso. [🏃🏃♀️]
◾We are one of the most powerful transitions today and most of the time we use it to hate other people instead. Let's change that.