Kaltern Kalterer See Herbst
Kaltern Kalterer See Herbst

Lake Caldaro

The legend says, that there, where Lake Caldaro can be found today, once a beautiful town was located.

This is the legend, how the warmest bathing lake of the Alps came into being.
Slightly away from the above mentioned town, a single house was located a bit above it. The inhabitants of the town were rich and arrogant, but in the house an extremely poor family was living. It came to pass that Jesus and his disciples stopped by. Jesus asked for food and water at the single house. But the poor housefather had nothing to offer, only a jug with fresh water to satisfy at least the guests’ thirst.

Saint Peter, who asked for food and water in the town, came back empty-handed. Jesus was furious about the avarice of the townspeople and poured the jug of water out of the window towards the town. All at once everywhere water spurted out from the ground and covered the town within a short time. But the single house and the pious family were spared and the housefather now was able to fish and to sell the fish. Still today the house is located in the same place, its name is Campi al Lago (Klughammer).

Loosely based on “Südtiroler Sagen”
by Bruno Mahlknecht (published by Athesia)

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