Hiking, climbing and discovering

The area surrounding the Mooserboden has plenty to offer for nature lovers and mountain sport enthusiasts. Go hiking or climbing, or explore educational trails, and enjoy the breathtaking landscape bordering the Upper Tauern National Park.

Herbal nature trail, Kaprun

Herbal nature trail

The herbal nature trail leads from the Mooserboden reservoir to the rustic Fürthermoar Alm farm and inn. Along the path you can discover the unique flowers and plant life of the Upper Tauern mountains. The path repeatedly offers breathtaking views of the high mountain landscape with the Glockner Group, the reservoirs and the "Steinernes Meer" ("stone ocean").

With a walking time of 45 minutes (one direction) and an altitude difference of 237 metres, the herbal nature trail is also very suitable for families. However, good, non-slip shoes are necessary.

Your hike begins at  Bergrestaurant Mooserboden and is well marked all the way. From the Fürthermoar Alm farm and inn you have the option of returning by bus to the valley or to the Mooserboden. Of course it is also possible to hike in the opposite direction.


Children's Nature Trail

Our children's nature trail "Electricity Trail" invites you and your children to an easy hike around the Mooserboden reservoir. At six adventure stations, old and young guests can find out more about nature and technology in a fun way. The children's hiking path was specially designed for children and families. Thanks to its length (about 1 km, walking time about 30 minutes including stations) and trail conditions it is suitable even for very young children and is easily navigable with a buggy.

At the cash desk, the children receive a small booklet with a map and instructions for experiencing the children's path. There are six questions to answer about nature and technology. With the enclosed answer card, if the questions have all been answered correctly, the children receive a little surprise at the Mooserboden kiosk or in the Electricity Adventure World.

Höhenburg climbing arena, Kaprun

Höhenburg climbing arena

Mooser-Mandl, Drossen-Hex and Limberg-Zwerg: Three via ferrata routes with varying levels of difficulty have been installed in the rock of the history-steeped Höhenburg. The "Limberg-Zwerg" climbing route even integrates the well-preserved iron ladder of the former mountaineering school. Along this simple fixed-rope route, the key section "Zwergenleiter" ("dwarf ladder") with a difficulty level of C is waiting to be overcome.

All three routes end at the summit of the Höhenburg, which towers up between the Drossen and Mooser dams. Every climber should be sure to have a camera along, because the climbing routes in the high alpine environment with the high mountain reservoirs in the background are a unique setting for athletes and recreation seekers alike. The descent back to the dam follows the comfortable Höhenburg hiking trail.

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Höhenburg Sport Climbing Park

 

Anyone who didn't get enough with the feat of conquering the via ferrata route can let off some more steam on the summit of the Höhenburg in a small sport climbing park. Well secured routes are waiting to be climbed.

Via ferrata MOBO107 on the dam

The MOBO107 is the world's highest fixed climbing route directly on a dam. By means of a little flying fox you get to the start of the via ferrata on the dam. After a fixed ladder, steel ropes and footholds, a rope bridge is waiting at the end of the climb. For a little rest, the viewing platform "Stoabergblick" is available partway through the climbing route. The most challenging part of the via ferrata is the so-called "swing," which however can also be bypassed. The via ferrata on the dam has a difficulty level of A to B with a C variant (swing). The climbing route can be used daily during the opening hours, upon request also with the guidance of a certified mountain guide.
Guided via ferrata tour at Höhenburg, Kaprun

Guided via ferrata tours

For all novices, in cooperation with a mountain guide, VERBUND offers guided via ferrata tours upon request on the dam or in the climbing arena, followed by climbing in the climbing garden, including rental equipment. Information and registration at +43 (0)50313-23201.

Dam climbing route MOBO107
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Höhenburg via ferrata arena
Price per person

Children up to 15 years

€ 20

€ 42

Adults

€ 25

€ 50

All prices include the mountain guide fee and rental equipment, not including round trip transfer.

 


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Safe hiking

The hiking area already ranks among the high alpine regions. So there are a few important rules you need to follow:

  • Wear sturdy shoes. 
  • Always take some food along on your hikes and especially enough to drink. 
  • Do not leave the marked hiking trails. 
  • Keep an eye on the weather: in the high mountains, the weather can change very quickly.