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You have to take all the trains to the top

This is a most go if you are in the area. The three trains to the top will give you a breath taking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Augustenborg, Denmark
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Anything for a Mountainside Train

Although you can reach Emosson Dam by car but reaching there by Veticalp is more enjoyable... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a most go if you are in the area. The three trains to the top will give you a breath taking view of the mountains and it’s a bit like riding a rollercoaster. When you get to the Dam you should take the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Although you can reach Emosson Dam by car but reaching there by Veticalp is more enjoyable. Verticalp is an alternate option for you that includes a ride on two funiculars and a panoramic mini train to reach the Emosson Dam. Price for this trip is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

We went there while it was very hot across Europe. So the first thing we enjoyed was the fresh air. Then we started our little hike to the Old Lake, where we had lunch. We enjoyed very much the beautiful landscape while we were walking....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful! The day we were there was warm and sunny and the main beach and concession area was a “circus”. Packed. BUT we walked around the lake and after 10-15 minutes were almost alone. The view of the blue lake and peaks with snow and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marya L
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We loved this place. Make sure you reach the lac using the cable car. It is an experience by itself. There are few restaurants on the way with very friendly people and great service. The artificial lake is a real wonder. It is a huge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

From Chatelard village, small train and funicular take us to the largest dam of Switzerland. Mont Blanc just in front.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Took a picnic and went on a hike then enjoyed the view and after a few beers. Perfect location on a hot summer day.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

In my opinion, this is probably one of the best activities if you are located in the area, looking for stunning mountain/lake views, without doing extensive sportive activities (kids,...). Fabulous views on the lake and Mont Blanc, enjoyable walk (low to medium level), easily accessible...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anne-Sophie R
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

First visit was last summer. Visited again last week with the intention to hike a bit more. There was still a lot of snow! The ice on the lake was just melting. The scenery was ultra superb. I admire the approach and work which went...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sybille C
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

It’s possible to reach Emosson Dam (at 1961 meters) through three trains. The last one going up is a real thrill since it is the steepest funicular in the world with a gradient of 87 degrees. It was hard for me to look down really....More

Date of experience: October 2017
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July 7, 2016|
Response from 271judyl | Reviewed this property |
There are walks at the bottom, and walks at the top (especially to see the dinosaur tracks), and you can also walk all the way up or down, or half way up or down! They cover all levels, so I am sure you will find something... More
May 4, 2016|
Response from 271judyl | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We took this trip last year. I think it is about an hour up and another hour back. But it does depend on the number of people, as the top ascent carriage is much smaller than the other trains. And it also depends on... More