|The Sylvensteinsee is embedded in the Karwendel Alps|
|Stretching across the beautiful Isar River valley in Bavaria, Germany,|
the Sylvenstein Dam protects the capital city of Munich
and the town of Bad Tölz from devastating floods.
|For comparison, this photo is from April 2009 and is a similar|
view of the photo above
|When the Sylvensteinsee was built (1954-59), |
the old village Fall sunk in the lake reservoir.
|The reservoir is emptied for cleaning once every 15 years|
|For comparison, this was taken in April 2009. Most of the pictures|
above were taken from under the bridge on the right