Information and learning opportunities on the topic of hydropower

Anyone who would like to learn more about how electricity is generated from hydropower can get a good overview of the technical details, as well as the history and the allure of the reservoirs and their structures, in our info centres and interesting exhibits in the valley and at the Mooserboden.

Dam tour

Dam wall tour - possible again from 17 June 2022!

The Moosersperre dam towers almost vertically at 107 m and at the same time curves between the rocks at a width of 494 m. With our dam tour, we offer those who are interested the rare opportunity to get to know the inner workings of the structure. Tickets for individual bookings are available at the cash desk in the valley or directly at the Mooserboden kiosk.

Tours take place daily every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and last about one hour. The departure and meeting point for the tour is the Mooserboden kiosk. Important information: Unfortunately no dam wall tours will be offered between the 3rd of June and the 16th of June 2022 due to the construction work in the inspection walkway. Thank you for your understanding. 

Moosersperre Kaprun Hochgebirgsstauseen

Prices dam tours

 Adults  € 6.00
Children born 2017 to 2022 Free
 Children born 2007 to 2016  € 3.50

Please reserve tours for groups (15 or more persons) in advance on +43 (0)50 313 23 201.

Information for tour groups
Info centre

Info centre at Kaprun Main Stage power plant

The info centre is in the village of Kaprun (Krafthausstrasse 20). Here, with the aid of modern interactive technology, you can find out all sorts of interesting facts about VERBUND, Austria's leading electricity company, as well as about the interplay of nature and technology. From a gallery you can experience the happenings in the machine hall of Kaprun Main Stage power plant up close. The exhibit is available in two languages. A cinema shows short film clips related to the topics of hydroelectric power, mystic Kaprun, history and technology.

The info centre is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., admission free.

For groups we offer a guided tour through the info centre upon request.

Erlebniswelt Strom

Immerse yourself in Electricity Adventure World

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

In the exhibit we take you back to the immediate post-war period of the 1950's. You will get to know the eventful history of the Kaprun power plant project, which reaches from the first ideas in the 1930's to the second World War and on to reconstruction...

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.....At the same time, learn exciting details about and around the legend of Kaprun and its significance for Austria. In the second room of the exhibition, we explain the interplay of nature and technology. We look at the special features of the Hohe Tauern National Park and inform you about the biggest electricity producers from hydropower in Europe.

Admission to the Electricity Adventure World is included in the entry price to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs

Multimedia Guide Mooserboden

Following the trail of hydropower

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

Unsere Staumauern

Mooser dam Drossen dam Limberg dam
Height 107m Height 112m Height 120m
Length 494m Length 357m Length 357m

 

 

Kaprun main stage storage power station