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The Grande Dixence Dam

Architecture & monuments

An essential and unmissable historical monument to be visited in the Valais, the Grand Dixence dam is the highest gravity dam in the world.

Commissioned in 1961, the Grande Dixence dam, with its 15 tonnes and 285 metres in height, is the largest dam in Europe. It is located in the heart of the Alps in the Val des Dix.
A cable car takes you from the car park to the top of the wall. For the more motivated the climb can also be done on foot.
On site visitors can find several fun and cultural activities :

  • A zipline along the wall
  • Guided visits within the dam wall
  • A museum illustrating the dam's history
  • Free parking
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Suitable for families


Grande Dixence SA Le chargeur
1987 Hérémence +41 27 328 43


Cable carVisit to the wallZipline
One way adult10.- CHF
Round trip adult7.- CHF
One way child5.- CHF
Round trip child3.50 CHF
Adult10.- CHF
Senior/Student8.- CHF
Child6.- CHF
Group (from 10 people)8.- CHF
Adult25.- CHF
Single child (up to 16 years)13.- CHF
Accompanied children (up to 16 years)10.- CHF
Group (from 10 people)22.- CHF

Useful information

The access road to the dam is open between June to October.

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