Ering-Frauenstein Run-of-River Power Plant

VERBUND’s Ering-Frauenstein power plant is a run-of-river power plant on the Inn River, situated in the municipality of Ering in Bavaria.

Saturday, 23 September 2017: Open House Day

We cordially invite you to visit us for a tour of Ering-Frauenstein Power Plant on Saturday, 23 September 2017, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn onsite about the value of hydropower for the energy turnaround and planned eco measures. We look forward to your visit!

Event programme

10:00 a.m.: Festive inauguration with beer ceremony in the festival tent

10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Entertainment programme with music, power plant tour and children's programme with the physics mobile

Free parking available near the power plant


Bavaria: Innwerkstraße 38, 94140 Ering am Inn
Coming from the B12, turn off towards Ering and follow the signs "Kraftwerk Ering-Frauenstein".

Austria: Frauenstein, 4962 Mining
Take the B148 (Altheimer Straße) and L1100 or L1097 to Mining and drive on to Frauenstein

Technical Description 

The Ering-Frauenstein power plant was built between 1938 and 1943. At the time it was the first power plant in the Lower Inn area; that is the area between the Salzach estuary and Passau. Three vertically built-in Kaplan turbines generate an average yearly output of 438 GWh. The publically accessible weir bridge was renovated in the years 2002 to 2003.

Technical data:

Owner: VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH (50%), Innwerk AG (50%)
Operating company:
Grenzkraftwerke GmbH    
Beginning of operation: 1943
Type:  Run-of-river
Country, State Germany, Bavaria
Austria, Upper Austria
Waters: Inn
Capacity: 72,5 MW
Annual generation: 434.000 MWh
Turbines: Kaplan (3)
Fish bypass: in the planning process

Cross-sections of the power plant:

Cross-section of the Ering-Frauenstein run-of-river power plant
Cross-section of the weir field at the Ering-Frauenstein power plant