A special and distinctive means of transport - Lärchwand Inclined Lift
Following a two-year interlude for renovation work on the inclined lift, on the drive system and the route, this technical masterpiece is once again in operation. During the construction phase of the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs, this was the only means of transporting heavy equipment, construction materials and lorries into the high mountains. After completion of the dams, it became a tourist highlight in the Salzburg province.
The Lärchwand inclined lift unites two superlatives in one place: the largest open inclined lift in Europe, and the largest track gauge in the world for a passenger rail car. As many as 185 passengers have room in the renovated inclined lift, which has nevertheless retained its charm. Thus VERBUND offers an additional tourist highlight near the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs which reflects the blend of nature and technology. The Lärchwand inclined lift runs above the Kesselfall Alpenhaus to the Wasserfallboden reservoir. In doing so, the inclined lift overcomes an altitude difference of 431 metres over a length of 820 metres. Every year more than 100,000 guests visit the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs.
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. Visitors are taken to the reservoirs by shuttle bus only.