Klammsee Kaprun

Holiday by a lake

The Klammsee Kaprun is considered a true natural jewel. It has always been considered a recreational area for the people of Kaprun. In addition, many legendary stories are spun around the Sigmund Thun Gorge at the foot of the Klammsee. The Klammsee has only existed since 1947, when it was built to dam up the water of the Kapruner Ache. It collects the water that is not collected by the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs. These are, next to the Klammsee, the most popular excursion destination in Kaprun.

The Klammsee is within 15-30 minutes walking distance from all our holiday apartments in Kaprun.

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Activities at the Klammsee Kaprun

The very special turquoise color of the lake is a magnet for visitors from near and far. Whether your visit is for a short jog around or an excursion with the family, the Klammsee is a must see for every vacation in Kaprun.

Playground and motor park

The playground is located at the upper end of the lake. Besides a climbing tower, there is a giant swing as well as a slide. Next to it there are some gravel banks in the water. It’s up to you whether you just put your feet into the cold glacier water or dive in! For all sportspeople, the motor park is suitable for a short but intensive fitness session. There are devices for Sit & Pull Ups, push-ups, pull-ups and much more.

Walk around the Klammsee

The walk around the Klammsee is suitable for everyone. Since it does not take long, it can also be scheduled during a side trip in the morning or later in the evening. You can start directly from your vacation apartment in Kaprun and walk to one of the bus stops on line 660. Get off at the stop “Sigmund-Thun Klamm” or alternatively you can travel by car. You can start the hike at the entrance to the Sigmund-Thun Klamm or from the parking lot at the upper end of the lake.


Duration: 50 min

Path: No. 17

Difficulty: easy


Start by going through the gorge or by the alternative path, which starts to the left of the parking lots at the upper end of the gorge in the direction of Bürgkogel. Make a short ascent of 60 meters and continue leisurely over the nature trail and a biotope to the upper end of the gorge lake by crossing a bridge over the Kapruner Ache river. You can stop at the playground and cool off on the gravel banks. The start of the loop is over on the opposite side of the lake. An alternative way back is over the high trail and the alpine inn, Schneckenreith.

Restaurants & huts

Kiosk at the Klammsee

Directly at the Klammsee our guests will find a kiosk restaurant with a sun terrace. Besides small snacks, you can get delicious ice cream and cool drinks there. Next to the restaurant you will also find some playground equipment for the kids.

Almwirtschaft Schneckenreith

This alm is a must for everyone who wants to enjoy a unique view and local delicacies. How can you reach the Alm?  From the Klammsee it’s about a 15-minute climb. The stop can also be perfectly combined with the descent via the Jetzbachastensteig from the Maiskogel. Tip: The menu has a small but very fine selection. You should definitely try a glass of buttermilk, which tastes best with a cheese or bacon snack.

Facts & Figures

The Klammsee & its dam

Year of construction: 1947

Volume: 200.000 m3

Height of the dam: 19 meters

Frequently asked questions

A lap around the lake takes about 50 minutes at a leisurely pace.

Absolutely, there is a playground and some gravel banks in the upper part of the lake, which invite you to splash around.

A visit here is a great idea when the distant view on the mountains is cloudy or light rain has been forecasted.

There is a possibility to park close from the entrance of the gorge. But you can also drive in the direction of Kitzsteinhorn and park at the upper end of the gorge lake. Attention, camping Is prohibited.