RV park Lenggries - Fall | Sylvensteinspeicher
++In short: move of a whole village & flooding of the valley in 1959++
1924 - Hydroelectric power station Walchensee
The hydroelectric power station at Walchensee (Bavaria) is put into operation.
The result: The water on the upper Isar (also from the river Rißbach) is partly transferred to the Walchensee - The Isar loses a lot of power.
1927 - Hydroelectric power station Jenbach
The hydroelectric power station in Jenbach (Tyrol) is put into operation.
The result: The water of the lake Achensee didn´t flows into the Isar, but is discharged into the Inn.
After-effects of dehydration
The withdrawal of the water was very noticeable in the coming years. The Isar was partially a small trickle - the biodiversity was in great danger. Bad Tölz was also severely affected by the lack of water. Therefore, it was decided
1954 - Start of the demolition of Fall
The violent protest of the inhabitants didn´t help. It was resettled against the will of the inhabitants.
1959 - Flooding of the valley
and the demolition of the last remaining house.
In the past years the Sylvensteinspeicher helped us as a flood protection and proved itself particularly in the years 1999 and 2005.
Since 1983 are in the municipalities Lengries | Wallgau | Jachenau | Krün a protected area stretching over 19100 hectares.
The purpose of this nature reserve is the preservation of biodiversity typical for alpine nature. Wild camping, or make even unapproved fire, is not allowed and should be avoided if possible. But you can marvel at this magnificent biotope around the year and enjoy :)