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Accommodations Hotels

Hotel Mitteregger in Kaprun

Emblem of Hotel Mitteregger

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.

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Museums

Museum of local history in Kaprun

Museum of local history in Kaprun, AustriaAt the museum of local history, I was told about influences which have shaped Kaprun and its surroundings.

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Automobiles Museums

Classic car museum in Kaprun

Classic car museum in Kaprun, Austria

After my trekking tour with the llamas I went to the classic car museum of Kaprun named Vötter’s Fahrzeugmuseum. It is situated in the basement of a hotel. Well, I was very surprised to meet a sort of ‘Herbie’ in front of the museum.

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Animals

Llama trekking in Kaprun

Llama trekking in Kaprun, Austria

After my trip to the Reservoir Mooserboden I continued with a llama trekking tour. My llama’s name was ‘Mozart’. We talked a lot about operas and food. More precisely I talked about operas and he tried to eat as much as possible by plucking the leaves from the bushes along the way.

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Museums

Agricultural museum at Fürthermoar Alm

Agricultural museum at Fürthermoar Alm, Austria After having a snack with a tasty piece of local butter produced with a mould I visited this museum about traditional farmer tools located at an alp named Fürthermoar Alm. In the background you can see the Moosersperre dam where I spent the forenoon.

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Cuisine

Typical piece of butter in Austrian mountains

Typical piece of butter in Austrian mountains

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.

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Chapels

Chapel near Wasserfallboden in Kaprun

Chapel near Wasserfallboden in Kaprun, Austria

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.

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Lakes

Wasserfallboden Reservoir in Kaprun

Wasserfallboden reservoir in Kaprun, Austria

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.

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Museums

‘Power and Ice Adventure World’ near Kaprun

View of exhibition hall from Moosersperre

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.

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Mountains

Walk along the Moosersperre dam in Kaprun

Walk along the Moosersperre dam in Kaprun, Austria

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.

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Mountains

Lärchwand Lift in Kaprun

Lärchwand Lift in Kaprun, Austria

In order to climb up to the hydroelectric plant at the Mooserboden I took this special funicular which is generally known as Lärchwand Lift. Standing on the platform, which is even able to lift trucks and busses, offers a stunning view of the mountainous scenery near Kaprun.

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Mountains

At the lower terminus of the Lärchwand Lift

View from the Lärchwandlift in Kaprun, Austria

My view of the mountains  in the Kaprun area before taking the inclined lift (Lärchwand Lift) for getting up to even higher areas.