To be crowned About 30 swimmers braved the cold waters of the Chiemsee in Germany on the weekend run "King of Ice" of the famous lake, near Munich - Prien, Germany (Reuters).
In the snow with air temperatures around freezing and water temperatures around 4 degrees Celsius, men and women were in various disciplines such as chest and free at a rate of 50 m from the town of Prien.
The lake is known for its beautiful scenery and a palace on one of its known islands. It was never started by Ludwig II of Bavaria ended, the palace of King Versailles was conceived but only stayed a few nights in the castle before his premature death in 1886
Competitors Mirko Rover told Reuters he liked the challenge.
"Swimming on ice one of these things is you ask yourself: Why is this good health, strength," said Rover.
"And a bit of willpower requires that it is very important to be overcome" weaker "and be able to say what he has done, which is the best," he added.
Dives or winter ice are common where to take swimmers after the heat to saunas in the Nordic and Baltic countries.