Commissioned in 1970, the EDF hydroelectric facility at Strasbourg (dam, locks and power plant) is equipped with 6 turbine generators with a total power of 150 MW installed outside to lighten the building structure.
The adjoining locks have 2 chambers and see over 16,000 vessels pass through annually, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the Bâle-Rotterdam route.
The dam which separates the canal section from the natural Rhine river has resulted in the creation of Rohrschollen island, a remarkable natural area on the Rhine classed as a nature reserve since 1997.
The facility has the most recent fish pass on the Rhine. Designed in the form of a pseudo-natural river over 500 m long, it includes a panoramic viewing window and 2 viewpoints enabling the public to watch fish passing through during periods of migration.
During the tour you will see the locks, the power plant’s hydropower generators and the fish pass.
IndividualsIndividual visit: Oui
Guided tour: Oui
GroupsRestrictions for group visits: Visite sur rendez-vous
Group visits booking info:
Group tours all year round - Monday to Friday: 8.30 am to 11.30 am and 2 pm to 4 pm
Please contact our guide on +33 (0)6 77 11 62 18 or using the booking form to book your visit.
School parties aged 12 years and older.
Minimum number of people: 8
Maximum number of people: 15
Group rate: Free of charge
School rate: Free / Visitors over 12 years old only
General informationLength of the visit: 1 hour 30 minutes
Languages spoken: German
Age limit: 12 years old for school parties
Cash payment: No
Payment by cheque: No
Bank card payment: No
AMEX payment: No
Disabled access: No
Car parks: Yes
Coach parks: Yes