National Geographic : 1938 Apr
Photograph byRudolf Jobst WHERE ROADS ARE STEEP AND FEW, FARMERS TAKE TO THE LAKE AND RAFT HOMETHEIR WAGONLOADS OFRYE Despite the elevation of 3,051 feet, waters of the Weissen See are pleasant for bathing, partly because of submerged warm springs. Wooden cottages along the shores are often supported by piles driven into the shallows. Thousands of Viennese swarm to the clear lakes of Carinthia, some within sight ofperpetual snow and ice. Like an inland Riviera, this region offers good sailing, fishing, swimming, and sun bathing.