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.

The two lakes are situated like fjords in the rear Kaprun Valley. Embedded between the three thousand metre Alpine peaks, at the border of the Upper Tauern National Park. In the post-war period, this spot was marked by legends that you can still trace today. Whether in the Electricity Adventure World, which bilingually presents the history and challenges of the construction as well as the diversity in the Upper Tauern National Park. Or also the spectacular technical achievement that was implemented here amidst the Alps.

Here the power of water and the possibilities for generating electricity from hydropower are shown first-hand. Especially for families, the play-and-experience stations along the "electricity trail" help to give a better understanding of hydropower and energy production in a fun way. VERBUND opens its gates and offers a glimpse of the inside of the Moosersperre Dam and modern electricity generation in the framework of dam tours.

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


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Winter closure. Thank you for your visit. The Destination opens again at the end of May 2020.

High Mountain Reservoirs

Ticket desk/parking: 
Kesselfallstrasse 98, 5710 Kaprun

Kesselfallstrasse 1, 5710 Kaprun

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


Salzburg – a leading excursion destination

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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Riding up to the reservoirs

With our own shuttle buses and the Lärchwand inclined lift, Europe's largest open inclined lift, you can ride comfortably from the Kesselfall cash desk to the Mooserboden reservoir at 2,040 m altitude.

There is no timetable for the buses to the reservoirs; the buses are always running (as needed) and we try to keep waiting times as short as possible.

Ascent (Mon. - Sun.)


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.

Getting there by car

From Kaprun, follow the signs to the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs. After exiting the town of Kaprun, follow the mountain road for about 6 kilometres until you reach the free parking and the Kesselfall cash desk where the road ends.

Address Kesselfall cash desk:
Kassa Kesselfall
Kesselfallstrasse 98
5710 Kaprun

Please park your vehicle in the free car park and change to the shuttle buses which are always running to the Mooserboden. It is not possible for private cars or coaches 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)

29 May - 18 October 2020





8:10 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

June, September and October


8:10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

July and August


Rides up the mountain

Ascent (Mon. - Sun.)


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.




Round trip

One way


€ 24.00

€ 12.00

Children (born 2015 - 2020)



Children (born 2005 - 2014)

€ 13.50

€ 6.00

Family ticket

€ 61.50


Family ticket including dam tour

€ 77.00


Season pass

€ 92.00



€ 6.00

€ 3.00

  “Bergsteigerbus” mountain bus * € 21.50 € 12.00

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 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.

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 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).



€ 6.00

Children: Born 2015 - 2020


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

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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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.

Discover the diversity and get to know Salzburg city and province in all its glory!
Salzburgs Top 11 Ausflugsziele

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