Hydro-Electricity Station Töll/Tel next to Merano
The first large power plant in South Tyrol
Hydro-Electricity Station Töll/Tel next to Merano
Hydro-Electricity Station Töll/Tel next to Merano
Hydro-Electricity Station Töll/Tel next to Merano

Hydro-Electricity Station Töll/Tel next to Merano

The first large power plant in South Tyrol

The hydroelectric plant in Tel/Töll (later nown as AEC-EW and AE-EW) was the first large power plant in South Tyrol, built on the initiative of the Mayor of Merano/Meran and Bolzano/Bozen and designed by the Munich engineer Oscar von Miller in 1897; it was connected to the power grid on April 5, 1898.

On the site was formerly located the sawmill belonging to the father of the most famous citizen of Parcines/Partschins, Peter Mitterhofer, inventor of the typewriter. The waters from the Etsch river pass through a 16 m long weir at the level of Tel, making it a unique contemporary historical monument. The water enters the surge tank, which is situated at an elevation of 496 m above sea level just above the power station, via a 480 meter long free-flow tunnel with a total volume of 6000 cubic meters. The waters of the Etsch river are dammed here, and the lock house located on three masonry columns covered with porphyry stone, built in 1925 for the operation of the lock. It was renovated in 2003, maintaining its original style, as was the former Zieglbrugg (so named because it was once covered by a roof).

There was already an arched bridge built at this site during Roman times, as attested by documents housed in the Johanneum in Innsbruck dating from the 14th and 16th century.

The Peter Mitterhofer cultural trail towards Rablà/Rabland starts next to the two marble plaques commemorating the construction of the power station, as does the Marlinger Waalweg trail (irrigation channel) as well as the nearby Algunder Waalweg trail (irrigation channel); one of the plaques dates from the Austro-Hungarian era and the other from the Fascist era on the occasion of its expansion.

Hydroelectricity from Alperia: https://www.alperiagroup.eu/en/our-identity/our-energy/hydroelectricity
Hiking tours to the storic Electricity Station Töll
Peter Mitterhofer culture trail - on the path of the inventor
all hiking routes, theme path
Peter Mitterhofer culture trail - on the path of the inventor

Culture round trip

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The Marlenger Waalweg irrigation path beginning from Töll
all hiking routes, Paths which follow the farmers'irrigation channels
The Marlenger Waalweg irrigation path beginning from Töll
The Marlinger Waalweg is one of the most beautiful irrigation channels in the Meran region. With a length of 12 km, it is the longest irrigation ...
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The Algunder Waalweg irrigation channel pathway from Partschins/Parcines to Meran/o
all hiking routes, Paths which follow the farmers'irrigation channels
The Algunder Waalweg irrigation channel pathway from Partschins/Parcines to Meran/o
The Algund irrigation channel pathway, or Waalweg, is a 10 km long path running alongside the old irrigation channel. Flat and even almost all the ...
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Climatic therapy hike to the Partschins Waterfall climatic health Resort
Wednesday 24 Apr
Partschins / Parcines
09:00 - 12:00
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Climatic therapy hike to the Partschins Waterfall climatic health Resort
Climatic therapy is the application of natural weather and climatic factors for therapeutic purposes. The targeted use of (cool) air, wind and sunshine trains the immune system, increases performance ...
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On a journey of discovery: distillates & wines
Wednesday 24 Apr
Partschins / Rabland
16:30 - 18:00
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On a journey of discovery: distillates & wines
Discover the current collection of South Tyrol’s first female master distiller, experience the authentic distilling process and taste select wines and spirits in the 14th century tower cellar. ...
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The apple cultivation of Partschins - from blossom to harvest
Friday 26 Apr
Partschins / Parcines
15:00 - 17:00
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The apple cultivation of Partschins - from blossom to harvest
Gala, Kanzi, Fuji, Red Delicious – these illustrious names represent four of the total of 18 varieties of apple that flourish in the sunny orchards tended by South Tyrol's farmers. Crisp, juicy and ...
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Herbal hike and water treading - at the Partschins Waalweg
Friday 26 Apr
Partschins / Parcines
16:00 - 18:00
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Herbal hike and water treading - at the Partschins Waalweg
ONLY IN GERMAN AND ITALIAN! As the saying goes, “there is a herb for every ailment.” And that without water there would be no life, is as true for the Earth as it is for mankind. So what could be ...
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Sparkling Festival 2024– „Special Edition” at the Cantina Merano a Marlengo
Saturday 27 Apr
Marling/Marlengo
00:00 - 23:59
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Sparkling Festival 2024– „Special Edition” at the Cantina Merano a Marlengo
The focus will be on the renowned South Tyrolean sparkling wine Brut Riserva DOC 36 from the Merano winery and the exquisite sparkling wines from the "Association of South Tyrolean sparkling wine ...
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Bikeshuttle S. Martino/Val Passiria - Naturno
Monday 29 Apr
S. Martino Val Passiria
16:30 - 17:30
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Bikeshuttle S. Martino/Val Passiria - Naturno
From Naturno you cycle comfortably along the Adige cycle path to Merano. From the Thermenplatz square, head eastwards through the Elisabeth Park into the Passeier Valley. Mostly flat, with a slight ...
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Meditation in the Gaudententurm Residence Gardens
Monday 29 Apr
Partschins/Parcines
17:00 - 18:00
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Meditation in the Gaudententurm Residence Gardens
ONLY IN GERMAN AND ITALIAN! (English on requst) Take care of your health by slowing down and reducing stress: relaxation exercises have been shown to increase physical and mental wellbeing. One way ...
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Effective medicinal herbs and healthy indulgence
Tuesday 30 Apr
Rabland/Rablà - Partschins/Parcines
10:00 - 12:00
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Effective medicinal herbs and healthy indulgence
ONLY IN GERMAN AND ITALIAN! During sharing of knowledge with our herbal educator, Brigitta Patzleiner, we will discover all kinds of useful and fascinating facts about the application and use of ...
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