Kaprun high mountain reservoir
High mountain dam and pumped storage power plant
The high mountain reservoirs in Kaprun are daytrip destinations that attract countless visitors and their children every summer. A huge power plant is located at an altitude of 2,000 metres above sea level. When the power plant was constructed in the 1950s it was extremely important for Austria’s energy supply. You can learn more about the power plant and the high mountain reservoir at the “electricity & ice adventure world” at the museum of Mooserboden. The best way to reach the museum is to take the bus from Kesselfall-Alpenhaus through the Lärchenwand Tunnel. From here you have to use the biggest inclined lift in Europe, which brings you up to the mountains of Kaprun. You will complete the journey on a comfortable bus.
Fascinating views from the high mountain reservoir in Kaprun
A guided tour along the wall of the reservoir comes highly recommended. There you can enjoy a view of the 107-metre-high “Moosersperre” wall. Hiking and climbing fanatics should take advantage of the opportunity to walk around the high mountain reservoirs. Many trails like the ones to the Fürthermoaralm, to the small Grießkogel or to the Rudolfshütte lead around the reservoirs. The Mooserboden is also starting point for different high alpine tours, which are only recommended for experienced mountain climbers. Delicious local food and specialities after an exciting tour through the Austrian Alps are served at the mountain restaurants and mountain chalets along the different routes.