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
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
Alpine hiking trail Waterfall
Hiking, medium
Alpine hiking trail Waterfall
Circular walk, no fear of heights required This circular walk allows you to look behind the largest waterfall in South Tyrol, leads to emerald green ...
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Parcines Adventure Round Trip
Hiking, medium
Parcines Adventure Round Trip

Round trip for the whole family

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Partschins Waterfall from the Texelbahn Cableway Mountain Station - farm trail
Hiking, medium
Partschins Waterfall from the Texelbahn Cableway Mountain Station - farm trail

a natural marvel - the unstoppable force of nature

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Trail of legends of Partschins/Parcines
Hiking, medium
Trail of legends of Partschins/Parcines
Family hike to pre-Christian settlement and cult sites in Partschins/Parcines. Scarf stones, witches' cave, devil's plate - on the way on the ...
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