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Grande Dixence Dam
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Opening hours

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

Description

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.

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