Adventure Kaprun high mountain reservoirs

Nestled gently between snow-capped mountains and glaciers, right on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park, are the Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden reservoirs. In the post-war years, a legend arose in the Kaprun Valley that can still be experienced today on a visit to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs.

You’ll arrive safely and in comfort at the Mooserboden with shuttle buses and Europe’s biggest open inclined lift. Expert guides let you take a look behind the scenes of electricity generation from hydropower on a dam wall tour. The exhibition “Electricity Adventure World” presents interesting information on the construction of Austria’s most important power plant.

For families, there’s Stromi’s children’s learning trail, on which the little ones can also learn about the relationships between nature and technology in a playful way. Well developed hiking trails and MOBO 107, the highest via ferrata on a dam wall, promise adventure and the experience of nature. Or simply enjoy the three-thousand-metre summits of the Hohe Tauern from the sun terrace of the mountain restaurant and be pampered with regional specialities at the cosy Fürthermoaralm.

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Kesselfallstraße 1, 5710 Kaprun


Season 2024: 7 June to 13 October

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

Your safety is important to us!
The start and end of the season can be postponed at any time due to the weather and avalanche situation. Please enquire about the current operating times before your arrival.

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 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. Click here to register for the mountaineer bus.

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

The bus line 660 of the Salzburger Verkehrsbetriebe regularly shuttles back and forth between Zell am See and the Kesselfall ticket office during the opening hours of the Kaprun Hochgebirgsstauseen.

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

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Fotopoint Mooserboden


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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.

In June 2024 you can
reserve a seat on the
mountaineering bus again.

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 2024

  Ascent and descent  one-way ride 
Adults  € 30.00  € 15.50
 Children born 2019 to 2024  free  free
 Children born 2009 to 2018 € 16.00 € 8.00
 Family ticket* € 76.00  
 Family ticket including dam tour* € 94.50  
 Dog** € 7.00  
 Season ticket € 105.00  

* Includes parents and max. 3 children.

** 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   Saturday and Sunday  at 6:45 am  €27.00  €15.50


Only with prior registration by 3:00 p.m. the day before. Click here to register for the mountaineer bus.

 Ascent and descent €27.00 
 Dam wall tour €7.00 
 Children (6-15 years)  
 Ascent and descent  €14.50
 Dam wall tour  €4.50

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

Group offers   Price 
 Ascent and descent / coffee and cake  Mooserboden restaurant  €33.50
 Ascent and descent / lunch  2-course menu / Mooserboden restaurant  €42.50
 Ascent and descent / Bergsteigerbuffet  Bergsteigerbuffet at Mooserboden restaurant  €39.50

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  € 7.00
Children: born 2019 to 2024  Free
Children: born 2009 to 2018  € 4.50

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

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