Hydro-Electricity Power Plant Wasserfall
First cooperative business Hydro-Elektricity in South Tyrol
Hydro-Electricity Power Plant Wasserfall
Hydro-Electricity Power Plant Wasserfall
Hydro-Electricity Power Plant Wasserfall
Hydro-Electricity Power Plant Wasserfall
Hydro-Electricity Power Plant Wasserfall

Hydro-Electricity Power Plant Wasserfall

First cooperative business Hydro-Elektricity in South Tyrol

The Wasserfall Power Plant was initiated by the commercial traveller, Josef Gamper, and Father Mantinger, the village priest. It was put into operation by an electricity cooperative in 1908, thus making it one of the first cooperative plants in South Tyrol. It supplied the municipality of Parcines with power. The water used by the power plant was diverted from a little above Parcines waterfall from the Zielbach and reached the plant via a tailwater and high pressure pipe.
As, during the fascist period, the cooperatives had been dissolved, the power plant was transferred into the ownership of the municipality of Parcines after the war. In 1957 a second power plant was erected on the Salten. As, however, over the course of the years, the output and production of the two plants no longer satisfied demand in the municipality, a further power plant was built. The new Birkenwald hydroelectric plant was inaugurated in 2012. It replaced the Wasserfall Power Plant, which was then decommissioned.
The Board of Trustees for Engineering Heritage considered the old Wasserfall Power Plant to be an engineering monument worthy of preservation.
Hydro-electricity station Wasserfall
Hiking tours to the storic Electricity Station Wasserfall
Parcines Waterfall from the Texelbahn Cableway Mountain Station
Parcines Waterfall from the Texelbahn Cableway Mountain Station
The waterfall of Parcines is one of the most impressive in the Alps. The mass of water thunders down from a free-standing rock, with a drop height of ...
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Parcines Waterfall Trail at the Texelbahn Cableway Valley Station
Parcines Waterfall Trail at the Texelbahn Cableway Valley Station
This high waterfall of almost 100 metres is the main landmark of Parcines, a highlight for any visitor. It is a popular motif for photo-shoots, but ...
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Adventure hiking trail to the famous waterfall in Parcines
Adventure hiking trail to the famous waterfall in Parcines
True to its name, the Adventure Hiking Trail in Parcines/Partschins is an exciting hiking loop that includes breathtaking landscapes and panoramic ...
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Legend Trail of Partschins/Parcines
Legend Trail of Partschins/Parcines
Cuple rocks, a witch’s cave, the devil’s stone … a mysterious journey for children and adults through the sites of ancient cults. Tour Start Village ...
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