The Austrian Hohe Tauern area in the Alpine Range is one of the most beautiful scenes available to travellers and mountaneers alike. Grossglockner Mountain is at 3,798 m the highest mountain in Austria and also the highest mountain in the eastern Alps.
Around the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
On this site I am publishing a range of image material on this area, partly about the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, which not only connects Salzburger Land with Carinthia but also allows people to travel to Franz-Josephs-Höhe to watch the still impressive Grossglockner mountian.
Climate change has done its bit to the Alpine region. The Pasterze glacier, once a mighty and large glacier has reduced to only a short piece of ice. The following images shows the glacier, which in parts, is covered by debris. At the back you can see the Johannesberg which once was the culmination of Pasterze.
Moserboden Reservoire near Kaprun
The Moserboden Dam near Kaprun was built in the 1930s and completed 1937. This dam was built to produce electricity for the country. That apart, Moserboden belongs to one of the most picturesque scenes in the whole of Austria.
Some facts on the Moserboden Dam: The Moserboden dam is at a height of 2,040 m, the dam is 107 m high and 500 m long. The water surface of this reservoire covers an area of about 1.6 km² with an amount of water of 84.9 Million qubic metres. This impressive building can be seen from afar. Below Moserboden is a smaller, second dam. It is said that the scenery of the dams resembles Norwegian fjords. From my point of view that is a correct description. Especially the upper Moserboden with its enormous width and length evokes some Norwegian memories.