It is said that a massive collection of controversial, classified documents and the remains of a treasure trove can be found in its depths. Allegedly, these items were stowed away by Adolf Hitler’s most senior followers just before the end of World War II.
Back then, the mountains surrounding Lake Toplitz were known as the legendary ‘Alpine Fortress’ or ‘Alpenfestung’, a retreat area for the German armed forces and its officers.
Which aspects of this myth are true and which are not? Those who have explored the history of the lake have certainly found enough material to fill the pages of a thriller novel – including SS officers, mysterious divers, counterfeiters, adventurers seeking a fortune and the crew of a German Navy test station, who conducted secret tests with explosives and underwater rockets from 1943 to 1945.
This is the first comprehensive film about the intriguing adventures surrounding the myth-enshrouded Lake Toplitz. Written and directed by Manfred Christ for Terra Mater Factual Studios.