Successful Recovery MissionOn 4 July 2015, youths mounted a 'rescue operation' to salvage treasures lying at the bottom of Lake Tegernsee in southern Bavaria. These 'treasures' were mainly in the form of beer mugs, bottles and rubbish that had accumulated from many years of beer festivals and events held near the lakeshore.
Beer mugs neatly lined up (left); The proud “rescue” team (right) - © Bräustüberl Tegernsee
On that day, the youths valiantly snorkelled or dove from the Bräustüberl Footbridge, into four to seven metres of water. After many hours of hard diving work, the resultant haul was enormous: as many as 400 beer mugs and bottles were recovered, and then were neatly lined up along the bank.
The idea to retrieve the beer mugs was proposed during a meeting of Herzoglichen Bräustüberl owner Peter Hubert and freediver Hubert Maier. All the youths who took part in the rescue received a well-deserved free serving of Brotzeit (Bavarian snack) at the Bräustüberl.