Welcome to the Danube power plant Vienna Freudenau

The Freudenau power plant on the Danube has been generating clean electricity from hydropower since 1998. It connects Vienna and the Donauinsel (Danube Island) and is the ideal place to get to know electricity.

Visit us at the Freudenau power plant and over a period of 90 minutes, experience a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of electricity generation. The stories of hydropower and of this power plant are told in the information centre with its own cinema, various exhibition objects and a large model of the power plant. Vienna Freudenau is the tenth and youngest power plant on the Danube and has been delivering electricity from hydropower since 1998. The fish bypass was the first of this size and a trailblazer for ecological power plant construction.

During the subsequent tour through the power plant, you can see the mighty machines up close – 30 metres below the water's surface you can feel the power of the Danube, which annually provides enough electricity for 280,000 households.

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Prices for groups (possible anytime by appointment):

Group up to 15 persons 16 to 25 persons 26 to 50 persons each additional person
Pupils up to 19 years 30.00 € 48.00 € 78.00 € 3.00 per pupil, 3.60 per accompanying person
Others 60.00 € 96.00 € 156.00 € 3.60 €

Family tours (year round every Sunday and holiday at 2 p.m., no appointment necessary) :

Adults 7.20 €
Pupils (7-19 years)

3.60 €

Children (0-6 years) free

Holders of a disability ID: Discount of 50%

Persons with wheelchairs plus one attendant: free entrance to the info centre and participation in the tour

Location and how to get there

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Universal accessibility to the power plant

  • By bike: take the cycle path down the Danube Island. 
  • The public bus stop is located directly in front of the power plant. 
  • The visitors' car park is located after the rail subway.

In any case, walk along a pedestrian footbridge until you get to a staircase. The entrance to the visitors' centre is on the floor below. Level access is possible; if needed, contact the employees in the information centre.

Here, a number of exhibition projects and a model of the power plant will be used to talk about the history of hydropower and the history of the power plant. A short film will be shown in a special cinema.

A ladies' and a gents' WC can be reached at level access. On the floor above, outside the information centre, further lavatory facilities are available including a disabled WC. 

During the power plant tour, you will wear a helmet for your own safety. The floor in the powerhouse is paved with concrete throughout. Lighting is provided by daylight and, if necessary, additional industry lamps can be used. A large freight lift will transport you beneath the turbines. This can be wet and noisy. You can also walk along beneath the Danube; in order to do so, you have to go down seven steps with a hand rail on one side.

When taking a tour, you will first meet in the visitors' centre, where you will hear a lot about electricity generation and power transmission. After that you will proceed on to the powerhouse and stand underneath a turbine. This part of the tour is very noisy. The entire tour will take around 90 minutes.