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What a dam

So impressive, definitely worth a visit ! Have a walk along the lake and a picnic in one of the... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
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Amazing day of hiking

A must ´go-to´ place and coupled with a hike, your day will be perfect. it is one of my most... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
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Val d'Herens | Val des Dix, Sion 1950, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

So impressive, definitely worth a visit ! Have a walk along the lake and a picnic in one of the refuges nearby.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

A must ´go-to´ place and coupled with a hike, your day will be perfect. it is one of my most memorable hikes in Switzerland. Ibex spotted, check! Chamois spotted, check! Never seen before mountain flowers, check! Am definitely going back again.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

We had a young, friendly, helpful guide to show us around the inner workings of this magnificent effort high up in the Swiss mountaing. Fantastic feat of engineering bearing in mind the ground work was started in 1945, and took almost 20 years to complete....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I went for the visit inside the dam, it was pretty impressive! the guide was very cool (he spoke french, I don't know if there is a guide that speaks english). we aware, ITS VERY COLD INSIDE!! also, it's not open the whole year, so...More

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

Beautiful views. We arrived in the afternoon and it was chilly and cloudy on and off, but loved walking across the dam.I would have loved to do more hiking in the area there are a lot of trails.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Take the cable car to the top, hike along the dam and spot some marmots or go for a more ambitious hike to the Cabane des Dix (3h30 one way) or to the Cabane Pra-Fleury (2h). Back at the bottom of the dam, visit the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit, the tallest gravity dam ever built in the world. A 40 minute drive up from Sion through the most delightful valley, the scale of the dam wall when you reach the top is mind boggling and the views from...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

The day we visited was unfortunately very rainy and cloudy, with extremely limited visibility. However, we decided to visit anyway. The cable car to take you up was ok - although buying a ticket wasn't straightforward as they don't accept cards or euros and sent...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

The Grande Dixence Dam, at a height of 285 metres, is the highest gravity dam in the world. Construction took 10 years, from 1951 to 1961. The dam gathers melt waters from some 35 glaciers in the Valais Region, and mainly provides electricity during the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank OneWayVancouver
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The Grande Dixence is the world's highest gravitational dam. Built in the 1950s, it was finished in 1962 and provides electricity for the country since. the walk around the lake is beautiful. You can continue to the SAC Hütte above the Arolla glacier, which takes...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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October 15, 2018|
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Response from AllieSom |
Sorry if it sounded rude, but was done in haste! So kind of you to send your magnanimous reply
October 15, 2018|
Response from alef82017 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. yes there is, you gotta check the time table for the bus, and also i think it stops working during winter, as it can get super icy up there. there is also a telepheric going to the top, or you can hike... More
May 9, 2018|
Response from alef82017 | Reviewed this property |
I think so... its high mountain area and it can get icy...