Viktor Kaplan memorial

Unterach am Attersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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Who is Viktor Kaplan actually?

Prof. Dr. techn. Viktor Kaplan is the inventor of the water turbine named after him, which is used worldwide on rivers and streams to generate electricity. 

He acquired the Rochuspoint estate, idyllically situated above Lake Attersee, in 1920. Kaplan died there in August 1934 and was buried in a newly built mausoleum at Rochuspoint.

To the Viktor Kaplan Monument

In Unterach am Attersee, a pavilion and a memorial in the form of a fountain in the recreational area as well as the "Kaplan-Themenweg" commemorate the famous inventor and honorary citizen of the community. 
In the pavilion, twelve display boards vividly describe Viktor Kaplan's life and inventions. 

On the hike along the well-signposted Viktor Kaplan Theme Trail, which begins at the main square and leads via Kohlstatt in the direction of Mondsee, one first reaches the Rochuspoint property and then the mausoleum. At eleven stations along the way, interesting display boards provide information about Kaplan's life at Rochuspoint and other topics

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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

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Viktor Kaplan memorial
4866 Unterach am Attersee

Phone +43 7666 7719 - 50

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