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.

The two lakes are situated like fjords in the rear Kaprun Valley. Embedded between the three thousand metre Alpine peaks, at the border of the Upper Tauern National Park. In the post-war period, this spot was marked by legends that you can still trace today. Whether in the Electricity Adventure World, which bilingually presents the history and challenges of the construction as well as the diversity in the Upper Tauern National Park. Or also the spectacular technical achievement that was implemented here amidst the Alps.

Here the power of water and the possibilities for generating electricity from hydropower are shown first-hand. Especially for families, the play-and-experience stations along the "electricity trail" help to give a better understanding of hydropower and energy production in a fun way. VERBUND opens its gates and offers a glimpse of the inside of the Moosersperre Dam and modern electricity generation in the framework of dam tours.

From the valley to a breathtaking world

With shuttle buses (leaving from the Kesselfall ticket desk) and the Lärchwand inclined lift, the largest open inclined lift in Europe, you have a comfortable trip to the Mooserboden reservoir at an altitude of 2,040 m. Along the way there is the option of stopping at the Fürthermoar Alm. This is a rustic, privately operated Alpine farm which offers many local delicacies. For an excursion to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs we recommend planning a stay of about four hours. The shuttle buses run according to passenger demand and we try to keep waiting times as short as possible.

Public transport to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs

Climate-friendly travel to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs with the Postbus and ÖBB range of offerings.

Deep blue lakes, the blend of nature and technology - all just a train ride away.

Special offer for train ticket, shuttle and entrance to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs (bookable May to October)

Current timetable for the bus line 660 Zell am See – Kaprun – last stop Kesselfall


Winter closure! Thank you for your visit! The Destination opens again at 25th May 2018.

Opening hours

25 May to 15 October 2018

Monday to Sunday, 8:10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (May, June, September and October)

8:10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (July and August)

last ride up the mountain 3:30 p.m.

Mountaineer bus from July to September with prior registration by telephone, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m.


Round trip


€ 22.00

Children (up to 5 years)


Children (6 to 15 years)

€ 13.00

Family ticket

€ 44.00

Family ticket including dam tour

€ 55.00

Season pass

€ 92.00


€ 6.00

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

  One way


 € 11.50
 Children  € 6.00


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

Facts and figures

Moosersperre Dam

Height 107 m

Length 494 m

Drossensperre Dam

Height 112 m

Length 357 m

Limbergsperre Dam

Height 120 m

Length 357 m

More information about the Kaprun power plants


Deep within - into the interior of the dam

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 (up to 5 years)


Children (6 to 15 years)

€ 3.50

Kaprun dam tour

Experience the Electricity Adventure World

Between the Mooserboden and the Drossensperre dams at the Mooserboden reservoir, the "Electricity Adventure World" is located. Here, young and old can immerse themselves in the fascinating world of eternal ice and experience up close the interplay between glaciers, power plant construction and electricity generation.

In the exhibit, we take you back to the immediate post-war period of the 1950s. You will learn the eventful history of the Kaprun power plant project, which extends from the first ideas in the 1930s, through the 2nd World War and on to reconstruction. At the same time you will learn fascinating details relating to legendary Kaprun and its significance for Austria.

In the second room we highlight the interplay of nature and technology. We touch on the distinctive features of the Upper Tauern National Park and tell about one of the largest hydropower electricity producers in Europe.

Entrance to the Electricity Adventure World is included in the ticket price for the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs.

Mountaineer Bus

From July to September, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we are offering 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: 6:30 a.m. (arrival at Mooserboden approx. 7:05 a.m.)

€ 19.00 per person round trip

€ 11.50 per person one way

To reserve a seat, we request your reservation at: or under the telephone number +43 (0) 50 313 23201

 Aus Wasserkraft wird Strom

Das Informationszentrum befindet sich im Ort Kaprun (Krafthausstraße 20). Hier erfahren Sie mit moderner interaktiver Technik alles Wissenswerte über VERBUND, Österreichs führendes Stromunternehmen, sowie über das Zusammenspiel von Natur und Technik. Von einer Galerie aus können Sie das Geschehen in der Maschinenhalle des Kraftwerks Kaprun-Hauptstufe hautnah miterleben. Die Ausstellung ist zweisprachig gestaltet und ein Kinoraum bietet die Möglichkeit sich in kurzen Filmen dem Thema, Stromerzeugung aus Wasserkraft, Mythos Kaprun usw. zu nähern.

Das Informationszentrum ist täglich von 8 Uhr bis 18 Uhr bei freiem Eintritt geöffnet.

Für Gruppen bieten wir auf Anfrage auch Führungen an.


VERBUND Info Centre Kaprun Valley


Kaprun Photo Point

Here you can find your pictures from the excursion to VERBUND's high mountain reservoirs in Kaprun.

Image from the Location