Adventure Kaprun high mountain reservoirs

High up on the trail of the legend! 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 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.

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Kaprun office

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Kesselfallstraße 1, 5710 Kaprun

Information

End of May to mid-October

 

May, June  daily from  8:10 AM -  4:45 PM
 July, August  daily from  8:10 AM -  5:00 PM
 September, October  daily from  8:10 AM -  4:45 PM


With on-site transfer buses and the Lärchwand inclined lift, you’ll ride in comfort from the Kesselfall ticket office to the Mooserboden reservoir at an elevation of 2,040 metres. 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.

Ascent   daily  from  8:10 am  to  3:30 pm   regularly 
             
 last descent daily  at       4:45 pm  
in July & August  daily   at    

 5:00 pm

 

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

 

Mountaineer bus:

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from June to September, we offer an early bus especially for hikers and mountaineers. It departs at 6:45 am from the Kesselfall ticket office (Kesselfallstrasse 98) and drives up to the Mooserboden at 2,040 metres above sea level. 

Departure:        6:45 am from the Kesselfall ticket office
Arrival: approx. 7:25 am at the Mooserboden reservoir

Riding along on the mountaineer bus is only possible with a reservation made by 3:00 pm on the day before at: tourismus@verbund.com or by calling +43 (0) 50 313 23201.

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 70 people per day.

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. 

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.

Ticket office | Car park: Kesselfallstrasse 98, 5710 Kaprun

Plan your route

Reisen Sie mit der Bahn bis Zell am See und nutzen Sie dabei das ÖBB Plus Angebot. Mit dem ÖBB Plus Ticket kombinieren Sie Ihre Bahnfahrt mit einer ermäßigten Berg- und Talfahrt zu den Kaprun Hochgebirgsstauseen und sparen dabei auch noch Geld. Der Transfer vom Bahnhof in Zell am See zur Kassa Kesselfall ist im ÖBB Plus Angebot inkludiert.

zum ÖBB Plus Angebot

Die Buslinie 660 der Salzburger Verkehrsbetriebe pendelt zu den Öffnungszeiten der Kaprun Hochgebirgsstauseen regelmäßig zwischen Zell am See und der Kassa Kesselfall hin und her.

zum Busfahrplan Linie 660

Kostenlose Nutzung der öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel!
Mit der Mobilitätskarte Pinzgau können Gäste, die einen Aufenthalt im Pinzgau gebucht haben, alle öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel für die gesamte Urlaubsdauer kostenlos nutzen. Die Karte gilt von 29. Mai bis 31. Oktober und wird vom Beherbergungsbetrieb ausgegeben.

Mehr Informationen

The recommendations for managing COVID-19 apply at the VERBUND excursion destinations. In particular, we ask our guests to follow the recommendations on social distancing and possibly to wear a mask (e.g. in our exhibition rooms, on the tour of the dam). 

Fotopoint Mooserboden

Fotopoint

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Wanderung am Mooserboden

Kaprun high mountain reservoirs

The unique interaction of natural forces and technical tour de force! Go on a virtual tour of the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs and explore the surrounding area!

Lärchenwand Schrägaufzug bei der Auffahrt

Europe's biggest inclined lift

Complete part of the journey to the unique Kaprun high mountains, with the deep-blue reservoirs and 107 m-high Mooser dam, on Europe's largest inclined lift.
dam tour at Kaprun

Dam wall tours & information centres

Visit our information centres. Explore the interior of the Mooserboden dam on a guided tour, learn interesting facts about the history and myths of the reservoirs and their structures.

Kaprun Hochgebirgsstauseen

Hiking, climbing & chalets

Experience the breathtaking scenery around the Mooserboden. Numerous hiking routes, educational paths and climbing routes start here. After a hike, drop by one of the chalets for some culinary pampering.
Flying Fox Kaprun Hochgebirgsstauseen

Events & activities

The legendary Grossglockner Ultra Trail, the summer solstice or events such as the VERBUND Cycle Day, Children’s Festival or activities like the flying fox, via ferrata tours and llama walks – there are quite a few things going on in the high mountains. Every year, the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs attract visitors with a colourful mix of events and activities.

Multimedia Guide Mooserboden

Following the trail of hydropower

Use our multimedia guide while following the trail of hydropower and the Kaprun Myth. Enjoy exciting stories and interesting information on audio book during your ascent into the impressive high mountains.

Meanwhile you can test your knowledge with the quiz and collect points. With a full score, you're in for a little surprise.

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.
 

Kaprun high mountain reservoirs prices 2023

  Ascent and descent  one-way ride 
Adults  € 28.00  € 14.50
 Children born 2018 to 2023  free  free
 Children born 2008 to 2017 € 15.00 € 7.50
 Family ticket € 71.00  
 Family ticket including dam tour € 88.00  
 Dog* € 6.50  
 Season ticket € 95.00  

 

* dogs must wear a muzzle and be on a lead in all forms of transport. Thank you for your understanding. Muzzles are available at the Kesselfall ticket office

Discounts: holders of a disability ID or wheelchair users: 50% discount on admission and all guided tours; a 50% discount also applies to any escort required.

  from June to September  Departure from Kesselfall  Ascent and descent  one-way ride 
Mountaineer bus   every Friday, Saturday, Sunday  at 6:45 am  €25.00  €14.50

 

Only with prior registration by 3:00 pm on the day before at: +43 (0) 50 313 23201 / tourismus@verbund.com

Adults   
 Ascent and descent €25.00 
 Dam wall tour €6.50 
 Children (6-15 years)  
 Ascent and descent  €13.50
 Dam wall tour  €4.00
 

Combined offers for groups / Ascent and decent & lunch at Mooserboden mountain restaurant

Group offers   Price 
 Ascent and descent / coffee and cake  Mooserboden restaurant  €31.00
 Ascent and descent / lunch  2-course menu / Mooserboden restaurant  €39.00
 Ascent and descent / Bergsteigerbuffet  Bergsteigerbuffet at Mooserboden restaurant  €35.50
 

Detailed information about our group offers can be found here.

 
*TOUR GROUP: A group is considered to be at least 15 paying people. Above this number, the booked package incl. all services is free of charge for the bus driver and tour leader! The group offer is valid exclusively for groups travelling by coach. Single trips by car are not considered to be a travel group.
Admission per adult  € 6.50
Children: born 2018 to 2023  Free
Children: born 2008 to 2017  € 4.00

Groups of 15 and more people are kindly asked to book in advance.

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