The nuclear power plant Zwentendorf is an example of Austria’s contemporary history and a lesson to Austrian politics. Zwentendorf is the world’s only nuclear power plant to have been completed but never put into operation due to the outcome of a national referendum (taken from www.zwentendorf.com).
Although the power plant was ready to use and even the uranium fuel rods where on-site, thanks to the very close vote (50,47% against the operation) the plant was never put into operations and thus never poisoned with radioactivity. This makes it possible to visit the plant and even walk into the reactor – a unique experience in the world.
After having reserved a slot nearly half a year before the actual tour, this year we did the tour through this very impressive nuclear “memorial“.