Aim high to seek a legendary place

In the midst of the Upper Tauern lies VERBUND's birthplace and one of the most impressive constructions of the post-war period. The Kaprun high mountain reservoirs, including the two reservoirs "Wasserfallboden" and "Mooserboden", at about 2,040 metres above sea level.

Measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at our excursion destinations

The rules for managing COVID-19 apply at the VERBUND excursion destinations. In particular, we ask our guests to follow the rules on social distancing and – where required – to wear a mouth-nose protection (e.g. in our shuttle buses, in the inclined lift, in waiting areas and in all enclosed rooms). Where possible, we will help you to support the rules – please also help us with this. The situation makes it necessary to adjust procedures, activities and offerings. We are doing our best to create an optimal visitor experience and apologise in advance if some of the offerings are not available in the usual form. The announcements and events can only take place if they can be implemented on a legal and organisational basis. 

The unique interaction of natural forces and technical tour de force

The two lakes lie in the upper Kaprun valley like two fjords. Nestled between the three-thousand-metre summits of the Alps, on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park. A legend was once created here in the post-war years which can still be traced today. Whether in the Electricity Adventure World, which presents the history and challenges of the structure as well as the variety of the Hohe Tauern National Park in two languages. Or the overpowering technical achievement that was realised here amidst the Alps.

The power of water and the possibilities for generating electricity from hydropower are explained here up close. Especially for families, the adventure play stations on the “Electricity Trail” explain the topic of hydropower and energy generation in a playful way. VERBUND opens its doors and provides an insight into the inner workings of the Moosersperre dam and modern electricity generation on guided tours of its facilities.

Visit the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs and experience the mixture of nature and technology:

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High Mountain Reservoirs

Ticket desk/parking: 
Kesselfallstrasse 98, 5710 Kaprun

Kesselfallstrasse 1, 5710 Kaprun

Telephone: +43 (0) 50 313 23201
Fax: +43 (0) 50 313 23209


Ascent to the reservoirs

Special transfer buses take you in comfort from the Kesselfall ticket office to the Mooserboden reservoir at an elevation of 2,040 metres above sea level.

Due to the measures prescribed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, nose-mouth protection must be worn in buses, inclined lifts, waiting areas and all buildings from 14 years of age.

There is no timetable for the transfer buses to the reservoirs; the buses run continuously (depending on the number of people waiting), and we will try to keep any waiting times as short as possible.

You should allow about 45 minutes for the ascent to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs.

 Ascent (Mon-Sun)  Time
 first ascent   8:10 am
 the buses run continuously during opening hours
 last descent   3:30 pm

Arrival by the car

From Kaprun, follow the signs to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs As you leave Kaprun, follow the mountain road for about 6 kilometres until you reach the free parking garage and the Kesselfall ticket office at end of the road. 

Address of the Kesselfall ticket office:
Kassa Kesselfall
Kesselfallstraße 98
5710 Kaprun

Please park your vehicle in the free parking garage and join one of the transfer buses there which operate continuously to the Mooserboden. Private cars and coaches are not allowed to drive up to the reservoirs.

Arrival by bus and train

Travel by train to Zell am See, making use of the ÖBB Plus offer. With the ÖBB Plus ticket, you can combine your train journey with a discounted ascent and descent to and from the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs, saving you even more money. The transfer from the railway station in Zell am See to the Kesselfall ticket counter is included in the ÖBB Plus offer.

to the ÖBB Plus offer

Bus route 660 of the Salzburger Verkehrsverbund shuttles at regular intervals between Zell am See and the Kesselfall ticket counter during the opening hours of the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs.

to the bus timetable for route 660 (German only)


Free use of public transport!

The Pinzgau Mobility Card lets guests who have booked a stay in Pinzgau use all means of public transport free of charge for the duration of their holiday. The card is valid from 29 May to 31 October and is issued by the accommodation provider.

More information (German only)

mid 18th June - 17th October 2021





8:10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

June, September and October


8:10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

July and August


Rides up the mountain

Ascent (Mon. - Sun.)


First ride up the mountain

8:10 a.m.

-- during opening hours the buses are always running --

Last ride up the mountain

3:30 p.m.

Due to the measures prescribed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, nose-mouth protection must be worn in buses, inclined lifts, waiting areas and all buildings from 14 years of age.

Prices 2021


Round trip

One way


€ 25.00

€ 12.00

Children (born 2016 - 2021)



Children (born 2006 - 2015)

€ 13.50

€ 6.50

Family ticket

€ 63.50


Family ticket including dam tour

€ 79.00


Season pass

€ 92.00



€ 6.00

€ 3.00

  “Bergsteigerbus” mountain bus * € 22.50 € 13.00


Due to the measures prescribed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, nose-mouth protection must be worn in buses, inclined lifts, waiting areas and all buildings from 14 years of age.

Leads and muzzles are compulsory for dogs in the buses. Muzzles for hire at the cash desk.

There is no timetable for our shuttle buses – the buses are always running (first ride up the mountain 8:10 a.m.; last ride to the valley 4:45 p.m.).

Holders of a disabled persons card or wheelchair users: 50% discount on entrance fee and all tours, and in addition 50% discount for one attendant where required.

For groups of 15 persons or more please note our group offers.

or by telephone at +43 (0) 50 313 at Riding on the bus is only possible by pre-registering one day before until 3 p.m.* From July to September, the “Bergsteigerbus” mountain bus leaves every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:45 a.m. from the Kesselfall ticket office.

Mountaineer Bus

From June to September, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we offer an early bus especially for hikers and mountain climbers, going from the Kesselfall cash desk (Kesselfallstrasse 98) to the Mooserboden at 2,040 metres above sea level.

Departure: 6:45 a.m. from the Kesselfall cash desk
Arrival: approx. 7:25 a.m. at Mooserboden reservoir

To guarantee you can ride on the mountaineer bus, please register in advance one day before until 3 p.m. at or by phone on +43 (0) 50 313 23201

A maximum of 70 applications per day are possible.

Round trip

One way

Price per person

€ 22.50

€ 13.00

The next possible ride up after the mountaineer bus is not until 8:10 a.m. with the first regular shuttle bus at the regular price. There is no timetable for the regular shuttle buses, which run constantly.

Nose-mouth protection mask must be worn on our shuttle buses from 14 years of age.



Dam tour

The Mooser Dam retaining wall towers 107 m almost straight upwards and curves across a width of 494 m between the rocks.

With a tour of the dam, we offer interested persons the rare opportunity to get to know the inner workings of the construction. Ticket sales at the ticket desk in the valley or directly at the kiosk at the Mooserboden reservoir. The meeting point for tours is at the Mooserboden kiosk.

Tours are offered daily every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and last about one hour. Please make reservations for a group (15 or more persons).



€ 6.00

Children: Born 2016 - 2021


Children: Born 2006-2015

€ 3.50

further offers
Multimedia Guide Mooserboden

Free multimedia guide

Use our multimedia guide while driving up into the magnificent high mountains and follow the trail of hydroelectric power and the Kaprun Myth.

You can download the multimedia guide in advance or using the free Wi-Fi at the Kesselfall ticket office. You don’t need Internet to use the guide.

More information

Mooserboden Webcam

Our dams

Moosersperre Drossensperre Limbergsperre 
 Height 107 m  Height 112 m  Height 120 m
 Length 494 m  Length 357 m  Length 357 m

Kaprun storage power plant

Kaprun Photo Point

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The Kaprun high mountain reservoirs are part of HELLO SALZBURG, an association of the top 11 excursion destinations in Salzburg city and province.
A colourful mixture of alpine monumental buildings, natural wonders, castles, fortifications and museums offer visitors impressive insights into the history, culture, architecture, science, nature and technology of the province. All eleven excursion destinations are noted for their family friendliness, high experience value and guaranteed unforgettable moments for young and old alike.

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