On a sunny summer day, I took this exceptional funicular to the hydroelectric plant at the Wasserfallboden. It is generally known as Lärchwand Lift. The inclined lift with an 8.2-metre track width transports large groups of people up the powerful sights.
After my trekking tour with the llamas, I went to the classic car museum of Kaprun named Vötter’s Fahrzeugmuseum. I found it in the basement of a hotel. Well, I was surprised to meet a sort of ‘Herbie’ in front of the museum.
The hotel is situated in Kaprun not far away from the car museum Vötter. The origins of the building are dating back to the 15th century so it is known as the oldest inn of Kaprun. The rooms are in rural style.
At the museum of local history, I was told about influences which have shaped Kaprun and its surroundings.
After my trip to the Reservoir Mooserboden, I continued with a llama trekking tour. In general, animals help to slow things down. But I didn’t know Mozart at that time. He was hungry and tried to stop at every bush. So I spend the next hour persuading a llama to go on.
Traditionally the butter in the alps is made by a butter mould (Buttermodel). After my trip to the huge reservoirs in the mountains near Kaprun, it was time for lunch. At a farmer house located at an alp named Fürthermoar Alm, I had a snack served with this fine modelled piece of butter.
A chapel near the Wasserfallboden reservoir. A nice piece of architecture in a lovely scenery. Inside some inscriptions reminded me that life in such a lovely scenery is pretty dangerous though. The inscriptions are dedicated to members of a local family who died while working in this area.
On the way back from the Moosersperre dam down to Kaprun, I took this photo of the Wasserfallboden reservoir through the windows of my bus.
This exhibition hall named ‘Erlebniswelt Strom & Eis’ (Power & Ice Adventure World) is placed next to the Mooserboden Reservoir near Kaprun. Inside one can learn about the history of Kaprun power plant project and about the glacier ice in the surroundings.
After reaching the Mooserboden reservoir, I walked along the Moosersperre dam and enjoyed the great view of the Hohe Tauern mountain range. The dam is part of the Kaprun high altitude storage lakes in Austria.