A visit to the town of Kaprun in Salzburg, Austria, probably should include a trip up into the foothills of the Glockner Group, a subrange of the Alps. There, the stunning scenery includes two massive hydroelectric dams that have created deep reservoirs, including Mooserboden, pictured here.
The dams were first planned in 1920, but the Great Depression halted any actual work. Later, the Nazis tried to revive the dam-building effort but gave up as the tide of WWII changed. Once Austria was freed by Allied forces, the efforts of the Marshall Plan helped finish the dams and power plant.
Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. The town is a tourist destination known as "Zell am See-Kaprun" with the neighboring Zell am See and known for the glacier Kitzsteinhorn.
Sights & attractions in Salzburger Land & in the city of Salzburg
Kaprun Town Hall Weddings – Weddings at Kaprun Town Hall in Kaprun Austria.
Mooserboden Reservoir and Mooser Dam near Kaprun, Austria