Guided tour

Kaprun: High Mountain Reservoir Experience with Dam Tour

Kaprun: High Mountain Reservoir Experience with Dam Tour

From $36.36 per person

By bus and Europe's largest open inclined elevator, reach a breathtaking mountain world at an altitude of 2,044 meters. Take a guided tour of the dam and learn about the history of these impressive constructions.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Valid 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, German

Experience

Highlights
  • Embark on a journey into an impressive high mountain world and enjoy the breathtaking alpine panorama
  • Gain exciting insights into the interior of the dam and experience a blend of nature and technology on a guided dam tour
  • Discover the exhibition "Electricity and Water" and learn at interactive stations how to generate electricity with the help of water
Full description
Experience the breathtaking Hohe Tauern mountains and see how the incredible force of nature was harnessed by man's tremendous feats of engineering. Visit 2 water reservoirs, take a free dam tour, and get a look behind the scenes. Before starting your day at this magnificent scenery, exchange your voucher at the cashier's desk at the entrance of the reservoirs. Then, modern buses and the Lärchwald inclined lift will transport you to one of the most beautiful Alpine regions. You will ascend 1,200 meters in just 45 minutes. Once at the top, you can walk along the lake and over the dam walls. At the Mooserboden kiosk you can register for one of the guided tours of the dam wall for free. Your expert guide will provide you with some interesting facts and anecdotes about the history of the dam and you will learn about the interplay between technology and nature. Get the rare opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the structure and access the first inspection walkway. After the dam wall tour, you should definitely have a look at the exhibition "Electricity and Water". Here you can learn more about the backgrounds and the history of the construction. Stay as long as you want, take a hike around the area, sit down for a picnic, visit the restaurant Moserboden, or simply enjoy the view.
Includes
  • Ascent and descent
  • Bus on the premises
  • Guided dam tour
  • Access to Info Center at Main Stage power plant
  • Access to Electricity Adventure World
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Kaprun Stauseen Parkhaus, Kesselfallstrasse 98, 5710 Kaprun, Austria. Please come to the ticketing desk to exchange your voucher.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Drones
  • Fishing
  • Swimming

Know before you go

  • Both the ascent and descent as well as the destination are suitable for persons with reduced mobility
  • The guided dam tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Guided dam tours run in 45-minute intervals and last around 60 minutes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    3/5

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