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Grande Dixence

Val d'Herens | Val des Dix, 1950, Switzerland
+41 27 775 51 09
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Tallest gravity dam in the world - and a great place to hike!

Take the cable car to the top, hike along the dam and spot some marmots or go for a more ambitious... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
DavidBarmaz
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Croydon, England, United Kingdom
Jaw dropping, but you need a clear day

This is definitely worth a visit, the tallest gravity dam ever built in the world. A 40 minute... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2017
ndld425
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London
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Val d'Herens | Val des Dix, 1950, Switzerland
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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

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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

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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

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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

2  Thank OneWayVancouver
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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

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

We followed Waze which took us up to the parking lot. A sign showed one parking lot to the right, and another to the left. It did not explain the difference, nor were there any other directions on what to do, or where to go...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

After many, many years visited the Grande Dixence again. Despite the cloudy weather we much enjoyed the time here. Early spring alpine flowers in abundance. And lucky us - we spotted alpine animals (marmots and deers) too, and at this time of the year hardly...More

Thank erbr63
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Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

I loved the experience to climb the mountain and reach the top of this dam. It is so huge and beautiful. Moreover, you can hike so many trails around which is amazing. There are many animals around and if you are lucky you can see...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

No trip to the canton of Valais is complete without a visit to this extremely impressive gravity dam which is the tallest in the world. Visits can be made from June until the end of September the road being closed during the winter months. So...More

Thank Liz208
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

The Barrage (Dam) is an amazing engineering feat - 200 metres thick at its base. Take a guided tour inside the walls of the Barrage if you are not claustraphobic. Most people take the small cable car to the top of the Barrage and then...More

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