Treasure of the the Silver Lake

The title is the title of novel by Karl May (Der Schatz im Silbersee) which generations of Germans have read in their youth. It was the first one of a series centering around two main characters, the German born traveller Old Shatterhand and the “noble savage” Winnetou, an Apache chief. When the story was turned into a movie in the early 1960s it was filmed in Yugoslavia, in the area around the Plitvice Lakes. A holiday there is for many Germans a holiday with their childhood fantasies.

Linked to A Photo a Week: Vacation memories.

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