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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 2 days ago
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Excellent visit inside the workings of the da

We had a young, friendly, helpful guide to show us around the inner workings of this magnificent... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
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Val d'Herens | Val des Dix, Sion 1950, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

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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

Thank JandSEvian
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

Thank alef82017
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.

Thank Marya L
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

2  Thank DavidBarmaz
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

4  Thank ndld425
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

Thank VickyPeterborough
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

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

1  Thank semagora
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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Response from JandSEvian | Reviewed this property |
Normally we do not answer strangers' questions who do not even put "please" in their request, but feeling magnanimous, the answer is yes, there is a public bus from Sion, albeit it rather intermittent, especially in the... More