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.

Contact: Alperia http://www.hydros.bz.it/en.html
Hiking tours to the storic Electricity Station Töll
Peter Mitterhofer culture trail - on the path of the inventor
Peter Mitterhofer culture trail - on the path of the inventor
On the trail of the ing eni ous inventor and pi oneer of the typewriting machine Peter Mitterhofer, the moust famous Parcines/Partschins-born! This ...
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The Marlengo Waalweg irrigation path
The Marlengo Waalweg irrigation path
The Marlengo Waalweg irrigation path is, without doubt, one of the loveliest and most popular paths in the area. With its 12 km. length, it is also ...
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The Algunder Waalweg irrigation channel pathway from Partschins/Parcines to Meran/o
The Algunder Waalweg irrigation channel pathway from Partschins/Parcines to Meran/o
The Algund irrigation channel pathway, or Waalweg, is a 6km long path running alongside the old irrigation channel. Flat and even almost all the way, ...
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