Current information on activities in the LIFE Blue Belt Danube Inn project

Find out here about the latest goings on in the partner project LIFE Blue Belt Danube Inn

The Passau-Ingling fish pass is being built here (August 2023)

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Project advisory board during the site inspection in Aschach (May 2023)

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June 2022: NEEMO visitation

First monitoring visit of the EU in the LIFE Blue Belt Danube Inn project: together with the project management team, Jörg Böhringer learned about the impact of the construction project on behalf of NEEMO. The visit covered the land restoration areas around the Inn power plants at Simbach-Braunau, Passau, Jochenstein and Aschach. Together with the LIFE Riverscape Lower Inn project, valuable habitat will be created here in the coming years along the Danube and Inn.

New project logo

This is what our new project logo for LIFE Blue Belt Danube Inn looks like: the blue belt connects the Danube and Inn and renders the rivers free from barriers. Green refers to the habitat along the waterways, which we are creating from scratch in the project. The colour choice visually links to the logos of our existing LIFE projects and thus creates a connection with other successful measures.
LIFE projects on the Danube and Inn

"Paradies aus Menschenhand"

In the documentary "Paradies aus Menschenhand" (Paradise by human hand), the TV broadcaster ARTE focuses on the Lower Inn. The key points here are the measures near the power plants and the ecological success of the bank structures, ballast islands and fish passes along the Inn. (Available to watch until 1 July 2022)
ARTE documentary

February 2022: Offical project launch

VERBUND, the leading generator of hydropower in Central Europe, with their powerful programme called “LIFE Blue Belt Danube Inn” are connecting the last remaining interrupted habitats along the Danube and the border section of the Inn. Following on from successful previous projects, the power plants at Schärding-Neuhaus, Passau-Ingling, Jochenstein, Aschach and Ybbs-Persenbeug will be equipped with fish bypasses and the banks extensively restored to their natural state. With the investment of 60 million euros, this will make the Danube and Inn passable to fish all the way from Romania to Rosenheim by 2027.
To the press release