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Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

Viktor Kaplan memorial

Unterach am Attersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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Prof. Dr. techn. Viktor Kaplan is the inventor of the water turbine named after him, which is used worldwide in rivers and streams for electric power generation.

He acquired the Rochuspoint estate, which was idyllically situated over Lake Attersee in 1920. Kaplan died there in August 1934 and was buried in a newly built mausoleum at Rochuspoint.
In Unterach am Attersee, a pavilion and a fountain designed as a monument in the recreational area as well as the Kaplan Thematic Trail commemorate the famous inventor and honorary citizen of the community.
In the pavilion, twelve panels depict the life and invention of Viktor Kaplan.
On the hike over the well signposted Viktor-Kaplan-Thematic Trail, which starts at the main square and leads over the Kohlstatt in the direction of Mondsee, you reach first the property Rochuspoint and then the mausoleum. In eleven stops along the way interesting information boards inform about Kaplan's life on Rochuspoint and other topics

all year

  • Can only be viewed from outside

Accessibility / arrival

From Salzburg via the A1 - Mondsee exit
From Vienna/Linz via A1 - exit St. Georgen, Attersee via Nußdorf to Unterach
From the west - Bad Ischl-Weißenbach-Unterach
By train:
Coming from Salzburg or Linz/Vienna to Vöcklamarkt, continue with the Atterseebahn to Attersee, continue with the bus to Unterach
From Salzburg via the A1 - Mondsee exit.
From Vienna/Linz via the A1 - exit St. Georgen

Travelling by public transport
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Viktor Kaplan memorial
4866 Unterach am Attersee

Phone +43 7666 7719 - 50
Fax machine +43 7666 7719 - 59

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