Strbske pleso

Štrbské pleso is a large glacial mountain lake that is found in the health resort of Štrbské pleso situated in the High Tatras. This picturesque mountain lake is also a sought tourist destination found in the High Tatras. The Štrbské pleso glacial lake is the second largest of glacial lakes found in the Slovak side pertaining to the High Tatras after that of Hincovo pleso.

Štrbské pleso

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Štrbské pleso is a large glacial mountain lake that is found in the health resort of Štrbské pleso situated in the High Tatras. This picturesque mountain lake is also a sought tourist destination found in the High Tatras.

The Štrbské pleso glacial lake is the second largest of glacial lakes found in the Slovak side pertaining to the High Tatras after that of Hincovo pleso.

Situated on the municipal lands belonging to the village of Strba, the Štrbské pleso had been called as the ‘pond’ or the ‘puddle during the past. The Štrbské pleso glacial lake is also fed by that of the underground springs, as it doesn’t unveil any visible outflow stream. Also, the surface pertaining to the Štrbské pleso lake remains frozen for about 155 days in a year. The first individual to take notice of the Štrbské pleso lake was David Frolich in that of Bibliotheca seu Cynosura Peregrinantium, and before tourists took note of this glacial lake, it was the hunters, wood-cutters and miners who took note of this lake.

In the year 1860, the locals of this village tried to drain the Štrbské pleso lake in an attempt to gain newer pastures, and the Štrbské pleso lake had been a property belonging to Szentivany family until the year 1901.