• Mooserboden reservoir in Kaprun

MOOSERBODEN reservoirs

two lakes surrounded by 3,000-metre mountains

In the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park lie the Mooserboden reservoirs, two artificial lakes perched at 2,040 metres above sea level.

the power of nature

hydroelectric energy in KAprun

The Mooserboden reservoirs are an impressive example of how we humans have learned to harness the power of nature. Thousands of tonnes of steel and concrete hold back the turquoise water and help generate power for the surrounding region.

Visitors interested in how it all works can walk the Electricity Trail, a guided learning path with lots of information stations explaining how the power of water is turned into electricity.


There is lots to see and do in the area around the Mooserboden reservoirs:

  • herb learning trail
  • children's learning trail
  •  Höhenburg climbing area
  •  MOBO107 climbing route on the reservoir dam
austrian cuisine

huts and restaurants

  • Bergrestaurant Mooserboden: Austrian food and regional delicacies served on a large terrace
  • Kiosk Mooserboden and Kiosk Infozentrum: snacks, takeaway drinks, souvenirs and terrace
  • Fürthermoar Alm: local history museum, hearty regional food, traditional produce
  • Heinrich Schwaiger Haus (high-mountain hut at 2,802 metres): base for walking and hiking, only recommended for guests with mountain equipment and experience of alpine terrain
  • Klammseestüberl (at the end of the Sigmund Thun Klamm gorge): snacks, drinks, play area
journey of discovery!

Mooserboden reservoirs