Year of 2017

Man vs. Nature
Mooserboden Reservoir near Kaprun, Austria

A visit to the Kaprun municipality in Austria probably should include a trip up into the foothills of the Glockner Group, a sub-range 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. Even the Nazis tried to get involved 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 an important tourist destination known as “Zell am See-Kaprun” with the neighbouring Zell am See and well known for the glacier Kitzsteinhorn.
Area: 38.77 sq miles (100.41 kmĀ²)
Population: 3,154 (2016)