EAGLES LAKE

Lacul Vulturilor (Romanian for Eagles’ Lake, also known as Lacul Fără Fund, The Bottomless Lake) is a periglacial lake located in the Buzău Mountains, at the Carpathian Mountains south-eastern curvature, at an altitude of 1420 m. The nearest town is Siriu.

Its name derives from a legend noted by Alexandru Vlahuţă in his work România pitorească. The legend tells that in spring, eagles come to the lake to teach their cubs how to fly and that by drinking the water, the eagles grew younger.

The lake is also known as the Bottomless Lake because of the legend of a shepherd who threw his staff into the lake and found it in the Danube while wandering through the country, after he found his staff the shepherd came back home burned by the desire to see his friends, relatives and birthplace.

 

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