Lake in the Czech Republic – level 3

14-02-2017 15:00

The Lipno Dam, which is located in the south of the Czech Republic, has been transformed into a spectacular icy track. Local firefighters and volunteers maintain it to ensure that the 15-kilometre run is fit to skate on. Some 10,000 people have already visited this gift of nature.

The head firefighter of a town at the lake said that the inspiration came from the locals attempting to make the area more interesting for tourists.

The Šumava Mountain Range surrounds the frozen lake, and it is the perfect scenic skating spot for tourists from Prague, who normally visit the resort in spring or summer.

Difficult words: spectacular (beautiful in a dramatic and eye-catching way), fit (in good condition).

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