Exhibition pavilion power station 1898
The demolished Rheinfelden hydroelectric power station was the start of a Europe-wide electricity grid. The exhibition aims to bring to life the pioneering spirit of one of Europe's oldest power stations.
One of the oldest hydroelectric power plants in Europe.
The pavilion is located near the site of the old Rheinfelden hydroelectric power station - which was one of the oldest hydroelectric power stations in Europe.
Exhibition on the importance of the power station for Rheinfelden.
The centrepiece of the interactive exhibition is "Machine 10" from 1898. On the ground floor of the exhibition pavilion, you can expect to see a turbine runner with the guide vane. The upper floor shows a generator with the turbine governor as well as an interactive monitor on the history of the power station. The 1:40 scale model of the old power station also attracts attention and illustrates the differences to the current location of the power station. With the help of a video and spectacular pictures from yesterday and today, you can immerse yourself in the world of energy production in Rheinfelden.
Good to know
The pavilion can be explored independently and is part of the Rhine Embankment Tour. There are no guided tours.
You can find the exact opening hours on the website of the Energiedienst.
Visits to the new power plant
A tour of the new power plant can be requested from Energiedienst.