Grande Dixence Dam

Highly recommended
At an altitude of 2 365m, this dam represents the greatest feat of civil engineering ever undertaken in Switzerland. Water is directed here from a glacier at the foot of the Matterhorn, travelling around 100km through galleries before being used to power the Fionnay, Riddes-Nendaz and Chandoline electricity plants in the Rhône Valley. This contributes 1 600 million kWh to the Swiss grid annually.

Useful information

Phone:

+41 27 328 43 11

Price:

10 Fr. (-15 years old 6 Fr.)

Opening hours

guided tours (1hr) mid Jun - end Sep: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm

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