A 16-year old teenager recently found the above bar of gold while swimming in the Kőnigsee in Germany. She noticed something shiny and glittering through the water and dove down to about 6 ft. to find it on the ground. She reported it to the police right away. The police then searched the lake further but did not find any other gold bar. The police is searching for the owner. It appears that the gold has not been in the lake for a long time. The value is estimated at 16,000 EUR.
A jeweler confirmed that the gold is real. It is estimated that it was poured between 1990 and 2005. It is unclear why the engraved number was scratched off as it really does not identify the owner.
If the owner cannot be found, the lost and found office of the county will guard it for six months, after that, if nobody claims it, the girl will get legal possession of the bar of gold.
What a find!