The Powerplant was built between 1952 and 1956 based on an agreement between Austria and Germany. Yearly the plant produces 850.000.000 Kwh of electricity wit it´s 5 turbines. You can cross the river from Germany and Austria through a pedestrianbridge. The plant and the lock are open all year. Daily between 6.00 and 22.00 Hrs.. Visit the informationcenter on the Austrian side, where you can learn all about this plant and producing energy.
Haus am Strom
As stated: Learn all about water. How much do we use? How much does a tree need? What does it for nature? Etc.
Staying in Obernzell you got various options to take a boattour on the Danube.
First possibility is boating to Linz in Austria or one of the stops along the way to Linz. Even all the way to Vienna is possible, but be aware of the costs and the distance.
We took the local bus to Passau, visited Passau for more than half a day and then went back to Obernzell by Boat, which is about one hour and being with small kids that is enough. This part of the river is very beautiful to boat on.
Some specs. of the ship:
MS "Regina Danubia"
Bauwerft Lux, Mondorf
Length 70,00 m
Width 11,24 m
Depth max. 1,38 m
Persons max. 400 persons
Matzenberger Strasse 36, Obernzell 94130
Just an ordinary bakery, with lots of tasty pies, cakes, bread etc.
Need to make lunch, very fresh and tasty bread in all sorts and sizes!
Like some "Kaffee und Kuchen" this is the place to be!
It is a kind of pottery, where plates,cans etc. is made.
Next to that you can call it art, because of the many artobjects in the garden.
Just looking at it is already nice! Buying is even nicer, but than you need a big wallet.
Nothing as nice as being lazy on the banks of a beautiful river watching the ships go by!
So we did!