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Encyclopedia > Kaprun
Overall view of Kaprun
Overall view of Kaprun
One of the reservoirs of the Kaprun Kraftwerk (power project)
One of the reservoirs of the Kaprun Kraftwerk (power project)

Kaprun is a small alpine town in the Pinzgau district of Land Salzburg in Austria. At the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, at 47°16′21″N, 12°45′34″E, it is a winter-sports centre with a population of 2,903 (2001). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (782x1150, 275 KB) The town of Kaprun, Austria. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (782x1150, 275 KB) The town of Kaprun, Austria. ... Download high resolution version (512x768, 64 KB) image description page on the Commons redirects to here - no point in looking. ... Download high resolution version (512x768, 64 KB) image description page on the Commons redirects to here - no point in looking. ... The Bezirk Zell am See is an administrative district (Bezirk) in the federal state of Salzburg, Austria, and congruent with the Pinzgau. ... Salzburg (area 7154 sq. ... The Kitzsteinhorn is a mountain in the main chain of the Alps in the district of Kaprun, Salzburg, Austria. ...


The town is also known for its power plant, construction of which began during World War II and was finished after the war was over. One of the dams for the power plant bears an inscription: This article is becoming very long. ...

ERP - Erbaut mit Marshallplan hilfe
(ERP (European Recovery Program) - built with help from the Marshall Plan).

In 2000, it was the site of the Kaprun disaster, in which 155 skiers lost their lives in a tunnel fire. Map of Cold-War era Europe showing countries that received Marshall Plan aid. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The white funicular train is waiting at the valley station. ...

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Mooserboden

The Mooserboden (Pictured) hydroelectric plant is a series of two reservoirs held back by some of Austria’s largest dam walls. This whole area has become a popular visitors spot and hosts some spectacular views over the town of Kaprun and the Zell am See lake beyond.


To get up to the Dams, you can take the local bus from Kaprun to the Kesselfall. Then you will have to take two busses and a funicular railway for €16,50 (Adults) €14,90 (Senior) or €9,90 (Children) to get to the top. (Prices are as off 2006)


For the ambitious hikers among us it is a lovely (But long) walk back down from the dams.


The visitors centre at the top offers guided tours by an expert who will tell all about the “inner life” of the Mooserboden Dam wall.


The one-hour guided tours take place between mid-June and mid-October at 10:00, 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 13:15, 14:00, 14:30, 15:15 and 15:30.


Admission fee is around €3,50 / person, children up to 15 years of age accompanied by their parents is free.

Mooserboden
Mooserboden
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Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 867 KB)[edit] Summary Mooserboden, Kaprun [edit] Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1632x1224, 867 KB)[edit] Summary Mooserboden, Kaprun [edit] Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...

Gletscherbahn

The Kitzsteinhorn ski area is accessed by the Gletscherbahn 1 aerial tramway, which has the tallest cable car support tower in the world. Gletscherbahn 2 was a funicular railway with two carriages, which has not reopened since the Kaprun disaster. Cable car at Zell am See in the Austrian Alps. ... Angels Flight, Los Angeles, California with gantlet track configuration Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with full length parallel tracks The Gütschbahn in Lucerne, Switzerland – from an 1893 guidebook A funicular, also called funicular railway, inclined railway, inclined plane, or, in the United Kingdom, a cliff railway, is a system of... The white funicular train is waiting at the valley station. ...

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Gletscherbahn 1

Gletscherbahn 1 is an aerial tramway in three sections, opened in 1967. The lowest section, Kapruner Thoerl to the Hut of Salzburg, is 2028 meters long and climbs 970 meters. The second section, to the Hut of Krefeld, climbs 554 meters. The third section, from the Hut of Krefeld, is 2192 meters long and climbs 575 meters. This section uses the tallest support pillar of any aerial tramway, a steel framework construction 113.9 meters (originally 106 meters) high. This pillar was built in 1966 and has of a pipe of 2.2 meters diameter in the center, in which a ladder and a maintenance elevator are installed. For more details, see Glacial Aerial Tramway Kaprun III The Glacial Aerial Tramway Kaprun III (Gletscherbahn Kaprun III) is the third section of the aerial tramway on the Kitzsteinhorn mountain at Kaprun, Austria. ...

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Gletscherbahn 2

Gletscherbahn 2 was a funicular railway from Kaprun to the Kitzsteinhorn, opened in 1974. This railway had the unusual track gauge of 946 millimeters, and a length of 3900 meters, of which 3300 meters was through a tunnel. It has remained closed since the Kaprun disaster on November 11, 2000, in which 155 people were killed. Angels Flight, Los Angeles, California with gantlet track configuration Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with full length parallel tracks The Gütschbahn in Lucerne, Switzerland – from an 1893 guidebook A funicular, also called funicular railway, inclined railway, inclined plane, or, in the United Kingdom, a cliff railway, is a system of... The white funicular train is waiting at the valley station. ... November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...

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The white funicular train is waiting at the valley station. ... The Glacial Aerial Tramway Kaprun III (Gletscherbahn Kaprun III) is the third section of the aerial tramway on the Kitzsteinhorn mountain at Kaprun, Austria. ...

External links

  • Page on Nicholas Janberg's Structurae site about the pillar
  • http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?b46005
  • Kaprun, German Version
  • Accommodation in Kaprun

  Results from FactBites:
 
Kaprun - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (418 words)
Kaprun is a small alpine town in the Pinzgau district of Land Salzburg in Austria.
Situated at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, at 47°16′21″N, 12°45′34″E, Kaprun is a wintersports centre with a population of 2,903 (2001).
In 2000, it was the site of the Kaprun disaster, in which 155 skiers lost their lives in a tunnel fire.
NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Kaprun (398 words)
Kaprun is a small town in the Pinzgau district of Land Salzburg in Austria.
Situated at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn-Glacier, Kaprun is a wintersports hub.
It is since the Kaprun disaster on November 11th, 2000 at which 155 persons were killed out of service.
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