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.
The Moosersperre dam towers 107 m almost straight up and at the same time curves across a width of 494 m between the rocks. With a dam tour we offer anyone 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 p.m. and take about one hour. Departure point and meeting place for the tour is the Mooserboden kiosk.
|Children 6 to 15 years||€ 3.50|
|Children up to 5 years||free|
Please reserve tours for groups (15 or more persons) in advance on +43 (0)50 313 23 201.
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.
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. At the same time you will learn fascinating details about the legendary Kaprun setting and its significance for Austria.
In the second room we highlight the interplay of nature and technology. We touch on the special characteristics of Upper Tauern National Park and share information on one of Europe's largest hydropower electricity producers.
Admission to Electricity Adventure World is included in the admission fee for the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs.