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A dramatic medieval castle located in the Salzkammergut region of northern Austrian, Schloss Ort was built with the extra precaution of having the entirety of Traunsee, a substantial glacial lake, for its moat! The castle is one of the most photographed attractions in one of Austria's most photogenic regions, and it's no wonder. But visitors beware! Legend has it that Traunsee is inhabited by its very own version of the Loch Ness Monster! Nicknamed "Lungy" by local residents, a number of sightings have been reported over the years, with some even including mention of a mermaid riding upon the beast's back! Could it be true? There's only one way to find out...

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