Jugendstil-Wasserkraftwerk Heimbach

Jugendstil-Wasserkraftwerk Heimbach

Heimbach

The Art Nouveau power station is located in Heimbach in the northern Eifel and was commissioned in 1905. The hydroelectric power plant draws its water from the Urft reservoir via the Kermeter tunnel, which merges into two pressure pipes 110 m above the power plant. The power station is still in operation today. The original equipment with eight Francis turbines, each driving its own 1,500-kilowatt generator, was in operation for almost 70 years. The turbines were decommissioned in 1975 and replaced by two new machines with higher efficiency. Since then, the plant has an installed capacity of 16,000 kilowatts to cover peak loads. Some of the old machines still remain in place, as the new power generators take up much less space.

Would you like to experience hydropower at first hand and take part in a guided tour of the Heimbach hydropower plant? Tours of the Heimbach hydropower plant for groups and individuals can be arranged with RWE's visitor service by prior appointment (2 weeks in advance) on +49 800 / 88 33 830 or besucher@rwe.com.

Group tours (minimum 15 persons) Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Guided tours for individuals* Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. *Guided tours for individuals take place with a minimum of 5 participants. Should the number of participants fall below this number, RWE reserves the right to cancel the tour with one week's notice. Preference will be given to those who have registered.

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  • From January 1st to December 31st

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Heimbach

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Jugendstil-Wasserkraftwerk Heimbach
Kraftwerk 1
52396 Heimbach
Phone: +49 800 - 8833830

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