EnergieLeben InstaWalk

EnergieLeben InstaWalk


Our InstaWalk at the invite of Wien Energie started with a trip with a shuttle bus from the centre of Vienna to the wind energy park Pottendorf. After a short ride we received a short safety briefing directly in front of one of the 15 wind turbines. Our group had the opportunity to attend a maintenance of the wind turbines by use of drones and afterwards to visit one of the wind turbines including the cabin at which the wind turbine is mounted at a height of more than 100m.

Wind Farm InstaWalk

The Pottendorf/Tattendorf wind farm consists of 15 wind turbines in the vicinity of Vienna.

Pottendorf, Lower Austria – Friday 22 March, 2019

The wind farm was opened in autumn 2015. The 15 wind turbines – with a total capacity of 42.9 megawatts – have been generating around 94,400 megawatt hours of electricity annually since then, supplying more than 28,000 households with electricity from wind energy.

Growth market wind power

In Austria, more than 5,000 people already have a job due to the domestic wind turbines (wind farms, manufacturers and suppliers). Start-ups are also active in this field, such as the company Skyability, which also specialises in the inspection of wind turbines using drones.

Enercon E-101 Wind Turbine

The wind turbine E-101 is produced by Enercon GmbH. This is a further development of the E-82 2.0 MW for moderate locations of wind class IIA or weaker. For the first time it is not possible to climb through the generator of a large Enercon machine to get into the hub. The nacelle of the E-101 has been greatly enlarged so that fitters can now pass the generator on the outside and switch over to the spinner.

We simply have to transition from an economy based almost exclusively on oil and coal and natural gas to one that’s far more diversified, that uses solar energy, and wind energy, and the power of the tides, and bio-mass energy, and eventually, develops hydrogen.
William J. Clinton

The length of the nacelle is approx. 15 m with a diameter of approx. 6.5 m. The nacelle is also approx. 15 m long. The liquid cooler for the stator was integrated into the outer shell at the rear end of the nacelle. With approx. 250 t, the nacelle (incl. rotor) is considerably heavier than the nacelle of other series.

The plant is available with a 99, 135 or 147 metre high precast concrete tower and can optionally be equipped with a rotor blade heater, which prevents yield losses due to ice formation in winter.


Wien Energie

As an energy company, Wien Energie GmbH is part of Wiener Stadtwerke. Wien Energie is the largest energy supplier in Austria and sells a total of approx. 23 TWh of electrical energy, natural gas and district heating annually.

In May 1997 one of the first Austrian wind turbines was put into operation on the Danube island in Vienna. In 2005, one of the highest wind farms in Europe was put into operation at an altitude of just under 1,600 metres. Since autumn 2015, 15 wind turbines have been in operation in Pottendorf (12 of them Enercon E-101, rotor diameter 101 m or rotor diameter 85 m, capacity 3 MW) with a total capacity of over 40 MW of electricity. This wind farm was designed as a citizen participation model.


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4 pictures from the top have been taken by Birgit aka bigiii – thank you very much for providing the photos for use in this blog post.

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Making of Wind Farm Pottendorf Timelapse
The second largest wind farm in Lower Austria was built by Wien Energie. This time-lapse video shows how a total of 15 wind turbines were installed to supply electricity for approx. 28,000 households.



Swarovski Kristallwelten InstaWeekend

Swarovski Kristallwelten InstaWeekend



During a visit to the Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds) as part of an InstaWeekend I also learned a lot of interesting things about Swarovski’s activities as Official Supplier & Presenting Partner of the FIS Nordic World Ski WM in Seefeld. This was my first visit to a nordic ski event and thanks to a binocular from Swarovski Optik, to which one could also attach one’s smartphone for photographing and filming, we were very close. And it was fun to see every single Norwegian either dancing or drunk – that’s how successful our friends from Norway were,

Swarovski Kristallwelten InstaWeekend

and our get-together trip to the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 in Seefeld

Wattens, Innsbruck & Saalfelden – March, 2019

My trip to Tyrol took me via Innsbruck to Wattens where you can find one of the most popular tourist attractions in Austria: the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, a glittering paradise of sparkling crystal glass for which the Swarovski brand is internationally renowned. It is a unique art and adventure park and was created by multimedia artist André Heller to mark the company’s 100th anniversary. This extraordinary place of fantasy, art and play has since become an indispensable part of the beautiful Inn Valley in Tyrol.

Some impressions from Hall in Tirol

In this magnificent place I stayed at the Parkhotel Hall in Tirol. I have been there for the second time and I had a very comfy room in the tower with a splendid view over the Inn valley.

Swarovski Kristallwelten – Crystal Worlds

In the context of a get-together of friends I was allowed to visit the “all empty” Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens and learn exciting things about the activities as Official Supplier and Presenting Partner of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019 and the cooperation with the renewable material company Stora Enso.

The chamber “Transparent Opacity”

by Arik Levy

The chamber “Transparent Opacity” by Arik Levy is one of 17 and an homage to the diversity of crystal. The title of this work already embraces both of its apparently contradictory aspects: its transparency and its impenetrability.

More about the 17 Chambers of Wonder and their artists

“Nothing i do has a beginning or end, it´s all a work in progress”.
Arik Levy

The Studio Job “Wunderkammer” within the Giant.

More about the “Wunderkammer” by Studio Job

Chandelier of Grief

by Yayoi Kusama

It is the only permanent “Infinity Mirror Room” in the world by Yayoi Kusamas next to the one in her gallery in Tokyo and at the same time also the already17. Wunderkammer in the realm of the legendary Crystal Worlds Giant.

More about the “Chandelier of Grief” by Yayoi Kusama

Our visit to Seefeld in Tirol for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019

Nearly 160 prizes of honour from Swarovski Kristallwelten & Stora Enso


Swarovski Kristallwelten (Crystal Worlds)

The Swarovski Kristallwelten are a museum in Wattens, Austria. The museum was established in 1995 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Austrian crystal company Swarovski, which was founded in 1895 by Daniel Swarovski. A century later, the multimedia artist Andre Heller was commissioned to design the museum with fourteen chambers. The museum already has 17 chambers, each of which was designed by different artists. The museum is open all year round.

FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2019

Around 200,000 Swarovski crystals have made the Medal Plaza in Seefeld, where all the prizes were presented, sparkle. The Swarovski Crystal Worlds as Official Supplier, together with Presenting Partner Stora Enso, created the traditional prize of honour. In stylised form, the trophy made of light wood shows the Seefeld mountain backdrop, in the middle of which a Swarovski Chaton with special steaming in the colours gold, silver or bronze rests.


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Stora Enso

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Kristallwelten InstaWeekend
Swarovski Crystal Worlds invited ten passionate instagrammer to join them in the Swarovski Crystal Worlds and spent an extraordinary weekend together. The FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld 2019 were of course not to be missed.



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