Welcome to the visitors power plant Ybbs-Persenbeug!!

Discover the secrets of electricity generation from hydropower in Austria’s oldest Danube power plant. Our power plant tour combines knowledge and experience for young and old.

At Austria's oldest Danube power plant you can get a behind-the-scenes look at electricity generation. Situated right alongside the Danube bicycle path, we lift the power plant curtain for you and escort you through this architectural jewel. A unique virtual reality experience with 3D effects offers spectacular insights into the power plant’s inner workings. The Danube power plant Ybbs-Persenbeug was completed in 1959 and was the manifested pride of the still-young Austria. The charm of the 1950’s contrasts with the modern technology. We explain how the power plant is used to obtain electricity from the Danube, and what role power plants play in flood protection and water purification. During the tour, you can generate electricity yourself, and with 3D glasses you can see what is going on far below the Danube in a Kaplan turbine.

Opening hours for the visitors power plant (1 April - 31 October)

Monday to Friday 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Power plants visits are only possible with a guided tour!
It is possible to include the locks with all tours.

Guided tours for school and travel groups by appointment all year round and also outside regular season opening hours!

Admission Hydropower plant adventure tour Adventure tour with lock Additional information
Adults € 7.00 € 10.00
Discount price € 6.00 € 9.00 Senior citizens, pupils, college/university students, persons engaged in military or civil service, groups of 16 or more (every 21st person free), NÖ Card accepted

Children (0-6 years)

Children (6-15 years)


€ 5.00


€ 8.00

NÖ Card free € 3.00
Family ticket € 18.00 € 26.00 2 adults, 2 children up to 15 years
Persons with disabilities € 3.50
€ 5.00 not recommended for persons with limited mobility 

Tours for school groups free thanks to support from  VERBUND electricity school.

Discounts only granted with appropriate identification!

Visitors power plant contact

Donaudorfstrasse 2, 3370 Ybbs

Operating association Danube Power Plant Tours Ybbs-Persenbeug

T +43 (0)650 3002236


W www.kraftwerksfuehrungen.at


Ybbs-Persenbeug, a power plant for visitors

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