The ten most beautiful natural reservoirs in Europe: Now the care of reservoirs comes to the fore. Not only because our life primarily depends on water. But also because most tourism hotspots are tied to water. Where would we be without the thousands of beaches visited every year by locals and tourists from all over the world?
Water has never been under such threat as it is today. Although there are no such problems in Europe, more than three billion people worldwide (almost half of the world’s population) suffer from water shortages, while the amount of available freshwater per person has decreased by one-fifth over the past two decades.
Water is essential not only for humans but also for animals and plants. Today we present a list of the 10 most beautiful natural reservoirs in Europe.
- Secret Lagoon, Iceland
The Secret Lagoon was first used as a source of water in 1891 and is the oldest lagoon in Iceland. All of the sulfur-rich thermal water comes from a nearby geyser that spouts every few minutes.
- Tara River, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Herzegovina
Passing through Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Tara River crosses the mountains and the canyon of the same name. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the deepest canyon in Europe. The river is home to many wildlife and is popular with rafting enthusiasts.
- Lake Blajsko, Slovenia
A lake of glacial origin, Bleysko, located in the Julian Alps, is a favorite place for honeymooners who are attracted by the romantic setting.
- Source Kas, France
The reason the Evian water is world-famous is that the spring of Kas, formerly known as the St. Catherine’s Fountain, is open all year round. He is said to have cured the kidney stones of Comte Jean-Charles de Liazère, an aristocrat who fled the French Revolution.
- Bornos Reservoir, Spain
The Bornos Reservoir, which is a specially protected area for birds, is also well known for the annual Lake Festival. This natural pool in Andalusia with clear water is ideal for swimming and fishing.
- Valsan River, Romania
The Valsan River in Romania is home to “living fossils”. The sculpin is a fish that has been around for millions of years, however can only be found in a 1 km section of this river as hydroelectric dams and other environmental impacts have wiped it out elsewhere.
- Mardalsfossen, Norway
Mardalsfossen, which is 705 meters high, is one of the highest waterfalls in Europe. Surrounded by stunning scenery, a two-tiered waterfall falls into the lake.
- Lake Como, Italy
Lake Como, located at the foot of the Alps, is an ideal place for relaxation and includes many resorts. Como, the third largest of Italy’s great lakes, has a stunning depth of 425 meters, making it one of the deepest lakes in Europe.
- Caragh River, Ireland
The Caragh River, one of the best salmon fishing spots in Ireland, flows through the Kerry region in the southwest of Ireland. The river falls into the category of a Special Preserve along with the nearby Killarney National Park and is home to the rare Kerry slug.
- Danube Delta, Romania, and Ukraine
The Danube Delta has an area of 580,000 hectares and is home to the largest number of fish species in Europe. This area is one of the most protected waterways in Europe and extends through Romania and Ukraine.