|A view towards Wasserfallboden, Mooser and Drossen from Gasthaus Glocknerblick|
|A bus for Lärchwand tunnel|
|Lärchwand Funicular - the rails|
|By bus / bus driver|
5. Two arch shaped walls, Mooser and Drossen, retain the water in Mooserboden reservoir (85 million cubic meters of water).
|Mooser dam is the one on the left, and Drossen dam is the one on the right.|
The main source of water of the Mooserboden reservoir (60%) is the melted water from the Pasterze, Austria's largest glacier. The link from the Pasterze and Mooserboden reservoir is a 12 km long tunnel (looks like the Austrians have a passion for tunnels!).
6. If you want an adventure (hiking), there is a well-marked alpine path between Mooserboden, Sedlgrat and Kleiner Grießkogel summit (about 90 minutes). Don't forget to take a break at Mooserboden Mountain Restaurant prior to proceed to hike! I did not followed that path due to the fact that I planned to take a trip to Kitzsteinhorn right after the visit to Mooserboden reservoir (I was lucky enough to catch the latest cable car on my way back from Kitzsteinhorn!).
|Kitzsteinhorn - 3203 m asl|
7. After crossing the tunnel between Mooser and Drossen, I noticed a path towards Höhenburg (2,108 m asl). I followed it, and although I was not quite in a good shape for hiking, after a few minutes, I reached the top. Some 70 meters above the lake, the view is spectacular! One can enjoy the view of both dam's walls and the (relatively) eternal ice of the glaciers (I am not sure about this "eternal" when we are speaking about ice and about the rising temperature of the atmosphere...).
|Höhenburg - 2108 m asl|
You may notice a little yellow propeller as backpack. It is a Pelton propeller, and on my website are some details about what is a Pelton propeller: Impulse (Pelton) Turbines.
9. Between the two retaining walls of the dam (Mooser and Drosen), one can visit the interactive exhibition "Power & Ice".
|Power and Ice - Strom und Eis - the entrance|
|Power and Ice - objects at an exhibition|
I really appreciate the accurate reproduction of a glacier arch!
|Glacier arch at Power and Ice exhibition|
You can find more information about the Kaprun Alpine Reservoirs on VERBUND Tourism.
Enjoy your trip!
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