Walchensee, August 2006 − Travels − Captain Tom

Walchensee, August 2006

The second summer holidays this year was three visits in Stuttgart, Solingen and Munich and Nürburgring training. Weather was mixed. Usually when in Munich we hike onto a mountain. This time we went to Walchensee power plant. I have spotted it the previous year from Herzogstand mountain.

1 The power plant

Is located between Walchensee lake and Kochelsee lake and uses a difference in Elevation of about 200 m (600 ft) and is a reservoir power plant

Pipes transport the water from Walchensee down to the power plant
There it gets into the generator room
In the generator room there are Francis and Pelton turbines
Rotor of an old Pelton turbine
A Kaplan turbine - not used anymore in the power plant