To climb up to the hydroelectric plant at the Mooserboden, I took this exceptional funicular. It is generally known as Lärchwand Lift. The inclined lift transports large groups of people as well as busses.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.