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

Address:

Hérémence

Phone:

+41 27 328 43 11

Price:

10 CHF (-5 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

guided tour mid Jun-end Sep-11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm

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