Zell am See/ Kaprun

Mountain Reservoirs Kaprun

The Kaprun high mountain reservoirs - the Mooserboden reservoir and the Wasserfallboden reservoir, nestled in the fantastic mountain scenery of the Hohe Tauern. We wanted to experience this backdrop on foot. We started the hike at the parking lot at Alpenhaus Kesselfall. From there, it is approx. 1100 meters in altitude and 8.5 km to the Mooserboden dam wall, which lies at an altitude of 2036m. It took us around 5 hours to complete the hike (with camping equipment on our backs and a few photo stops). You should definitely wear good shoes, as you will be crossing waterfalls and rugged landscapes.

We made our way back by bus. However, the buses only run when the alpine hut is open. If the hike is too strenuous for you, you can of course also take the bus up. Because the bus ride can also be a real adventure! From Alpenhaus Kesselfall, the first bus takes you to the largest inclined elevator in Europe, which then takes you 431 meters up into the high mountains. After the ride, you can either continue hiking or take the next bus up to the Mooserboden mountain restaurant. However, I would recommend the former. The hike to Mooserboden from the dam wall of the Wasserfallboden is a highlight throughout and only takes half as long from there!

Once at the top, there is plenty to experience in addition to an impressive panorama. The high mountain reservoirs are part of the Kaprun power station as an energy supplier. That's why you can also discover the world of electricity and ice or take part in a guided tour of the dam wall. There is also plenty for children to learn on the Tobi-Turbi children's trail.

If you would rather experience more nature, you can also explore the herbal nature trail. The trail takes you 237 meters in altitude from the Mooserboden mountain restaurant to the Fürthermoralm (approx. 45 minutes). Or you can set off from up there on one of the many other hiking options.