The melted glacier left a cut in the valley 32 m deep and 320 m long - with striking rock formations, eddies and whirlpools.
Some 14,000 years ago, during the late ice age, a glacier completely covered the valley of Kaprun and gorged its way through the calcareous schist rocks of the Maiskogel and the Bürgkogel mountains. When the glacier melted, it left behind a gorge through which the river Ache of Kaprun ran. The river dug itself 32 metres deep into the ground and left behind strikingly smooth surfaces and natural whirlpools. Visitors move along narrow rock faces across wooden catwalks and numerous other bridges. Make sure not to miss the white water spectacle of Kaprun’s Ache River!
adults € 6,00, with guestcard € 5,40
children (6 to 15 years) € 3,90, with guestcard € 3,30
family card € 13,50, with guest card € 12,00
On presentation of the Zell am See-Kaprun Card or the SalzburgerLand Card you are granted free entrance.
How to get there:
Either you go in a private car and park at the parking area of Kraftwerksanlage (limited free parking space available) or take the bus no. 660 to Kaprun, bus stop Tauernplatz. From there, it is just a short walk along Nikolaus-Gassner- and Krafthausstrasse.