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.

Measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 at our excursion destinations

The rules for managing COVID-19 apply at the VERBUND excursion destinations. In particular, we ask our guests to follow the rules on social distancing and – where required – to wear a mask (e.g. in our shuttle buses and in all enclosed rooms). Where possible, we will help you to support the rules – please also help us with this. The situation makes it necessary to adjust procedures, activities and offerings. We are doing our best to create an optimal visitor experience and apologise in advance if some of the offerings are not available in the usual form. The announcements and events can only take place if they can be implemented on a legal and organisational basis. 

The unique interaction of natural forces and technical tour de force

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.

Visit the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs and experience the mixture of nature and technology:

  • Dam wall tours 
    (only in groups of up to 9 people possible in the 2020 season)

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Give a special kind of mountain experience with a visit to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs and choose from our various voucher offers.

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The Kaprun high mountain reservoirs are open. We're looking forward to your visit!

Kaprun
High Mountain Reservoirs

Ticket desk/parking: 
Kesselfallstrasse 98, 5710 Kaprun

Office:
Kesselfallstrasse 1, 5710 Kaprun

Telephone: +43 (0) 50 313 23201
Fax: +43 (0) 50 313 23209

 

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Experience hiking, climbing and hydropower up close! With their diverse range of activities, the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs are the leading excursion destination for the whole family.
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Ascent to the reservoirs

Special transfer buses take you in comfort from the Kesselfall ticket office to the Mooserboden reservoir at an elevation of 2,040 metres above sea level.

Due to the measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Lärchwand inclined lift is not in operation in the 2020 season. For this reason, you will be conveyed to the reservoirs by shuttle buses only. Nose-mouth masks (or a scarf or cloth) must be worn inside the buses.

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.

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

Ascent (Mon-Sun) Time
first ascent 8:10 am
the buses run continuously during opening hours
last descent 3:30 pm

 

Arrival by the car

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. 

Address of the Kesselfall ticket office:
Kassa Kesselfall
Kesselfallstraße 98
5710 Kaprun

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.

Arrival by bus and train

Travel by train to Zell am See, making use of the ÖBB Plus offer. With the ÖBB Plus ticket, you can combine your train journey with a discounted ascent and descent to and from the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs, saving you even more money. The transfer from the railway station in Zell am See to the Kesselfall ticket counter is included in the ÖBB Plus offer.

to the ÖBB Plus offer

Bus route 660 of the Salzburger Verkehrsverbund shuttles at regular intervals between Zell am See and the Kesselfall ticket counter during the opening hours of the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs.

to the bus timetable for route 660 (German only)

30 May - 18 October 2020

Day

Time

Month

daily

8:10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

June, September and October

daily

8:10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

July and August

 

Rides up the mountain

Ascent (Mon. - Sun.)

Time

First ride up the mountain

8:10 a.m.

-- during opening hours the buses are always running --

Last ride up the mountain

3:30 p.m.

Due to the measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Lärchwand inclined lift is not in operation in the 2020 season. For this reason, you will be conveyed to the reservoirs by shuttle buses only.

Nose-mouth masks (or a scarf or cloth) must be worn inside our shuttle buses.

Prices

 

Round trip

One way

Adults

€ 24.00

€ 12.00

Children (born 2015 - 2020)

free

free

Children (born 2005 - 2014)

€ 13.50

€ 6.00

Family ticket

€ 61.50

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Family ticket including dam tour

€ 77.00

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Season pass

€ 92.00

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Dogs

€ 6.00

€ 3.00

  “Bergsteigerbus” mountain bus * € 21.50 € 12.00

 

Due to the measures put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Lärchwand inclined lift is not in operation in the 2020 season. For this reason, you will be conveyed to the reservoirs by shuttle buses only.

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

There is no timetable for our shuttle buses – the buses are always running (first ride up the mountain 8:10 a.m.; last ride to the valley 4:45 p.m.).

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

For groups of 15 persons or more please note our group offers.

* From July to September, the “Bergsteigerbus” mountain bus leaves every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 from the Kesselfall ticket office. Riding on the bus is only possible by pre-registering at tourismus@verbund.com or by telephone at +43 (0) 50 313 23201.

Mountaineer Bus

From July to September, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we offer 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. from the Kesselfall cash desk

Arrival: approx. 7:05 a.m. at Mooserboden reservoir

Round trip

One way

Price per person

€ 21.50

€ 12.00

The next possible ride up after the mountaineer bus is not until 8:10 a.m. with the first regular shuttle bus at the regular price. There is no timetable for the regular shuttle buses; the buses are always running.

Nose-mouth masks (or a scarf or cloth) must be worn inside our shuttle buses.

The mountaineering bus runs from July to September every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. starting at Kassa Kesselfall. A ride is only possible after first registering at tourismus@verbund.com or by phone at +43 (0) 50 313 23201.

Kaprun high mountain reservoirs

Dam tour

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).

Prices

Adults

€ 6.00

Children: Born 2015 - 2020

free

Children: Born 2005-2014

€ 3.50

further offers
Multimedia Guide Mooserboden

Free multimedia guide

Use our multimedia guide while driving up into the magnificent high mountains and follow the trail of hydroelectric power and the Kaprun Myth.

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.

More information

Mooserboden Webcam

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Our dams

Moosersperre Drossensperre Limbergsperre 
 Height 107 m  Height 112 m  Height 120 m
 Length 494 m  Length 357 m  Length 357 m

Kaprun storage power plant

Kaprun Photo Point

You’ll find the pictures of your excursion to the Kaprun high-mountain reservoirs here.

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HELLO SALZBURG

Salzburg’s top sights

The Kaprun high mountain reservoirs are part of HELLO SALZBURG, an association of the top 11 excursion destinations in Salzburg city and province.
A colourful mixture of alpine monumental buildings, natural wonders, castles, fortifications and museums offer visitors impressive insights into the history, culture, architecture, science, nature and technology of the province. All eleven excursion destinations are noted for their family friendliness, high experience value and guaranteed unforgettable moments for young and old alike.

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