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Verzasca Dam, Switzerland

From series “Thrilling Points for Bungee Jumping”
Height: 220 meters.

For the Bungee jumpers the dam was converted in Switzerland Verzasca dam. Guests of the unusual attraction can jump from the height of 220 meters. The history of the emergence of the popular attraction on the embankment of the Verzasca river is very interesting. While filming the film 'Agent 007', the director Martin Campbell has selected this dam for shooting on one of the episodes.

Verzasca Dam, Switzerland According to the script, James Bond has jumped during the pursuit of this dam. Thousands of people from all over the world wanted to repeat his heroic deed. The attraction is not only accessible during the day, but also at night. At dawn the jump becomes a bit more expensive. In order to enjoy the unforgettable entertainment, you have to go through the medical examination, book the time of the jump and pay the jump price to one of the organizing companies.

In recent years, the jump price is around 255 Swiss francs at the time of the day. Tourists who want to jump in the night will pay a bit more. Verzasca is considered to be the purest river on Earth. The water is so pure that the view can reach 15 meters. This remarkable area is fabulous, especially in the spring, when the hills surrounding the river are lush with vegetation and flowers. Next - Bloukrans Bridge


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Verzasca Dam - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Postomat' located in 1.8 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Europcar Autonoleggio / Car Rental / Autovermietung / Location de voiture' is located in 4.83 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Agip (Suisse) SA' in 2.53 km
Supermarket: 'Migros' in 1.93 km
Parking: 'Parking Centro Arca' in 4.94 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Caroni' in 1.81 km
Police station: 'Polizia comunale Muralto' in 4.18 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Ristorante Osteria Enoteca Ferriroli' in 1.37 km
Railway station: 'Tenero' in 2.12 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Agno Airport LUG - in 22 km
 »  Venegono Airport QVA - in 50 km
 »  Malpensa Airport MXP - in 63 km
 »  St Moritz - Samedan Airport SMV - in 87 km
 »  Orio Al Serio Airport BGY - in 88 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Verzasca Dam

Casa Solaria

Located in 0 km from Verzasca Dam
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The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen including a dishwasher and a microwave, as well as a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available in the … More: photo, rates and booking
Casa Aline

Located in 1 km from Verzasca Dam
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Rooms: 1
The Aline chalet has a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a living room with a seating area and TV, 2 bathrooms with a bathtub or shower and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Rustico Gellert

Located in 2 km from Verzasca Dam
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Rooms: 1
The Gellert 2-floor apartment has free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, ceramic hob and stove, and a bathroom. The … More: photo, rates and booking
Rustico auf Burg

Located in 3 km from Verzasca Dam
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Rooms: 1
Rustico auf Burg also features 2 bedrooms, a kitchenette with a dining area, and a living room with satellite TV and a DVD player. The La Chiesa Bus … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

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Gotthard-Strassen tunnel
50 km - Gotthard-Strassen tunnel
One of the world’s longest tunnels is the Gotthard Road Tunnel. It is 17000 metres long. The underground motorway under the Lepontine Alps has specially been built to connect two major cantons – the northern Canton of Uri and the southern canton of Ticino. The …
Trift Bridge
66 km - Trift Bridge
One of the leading positions in the list of the most dangerous bridges in the world is taken by Trift Bridge situated in the Swiss canton of Bern. It was built relatively recently, in 2004, at the initiative of one of the major energy companies that carried out works …
Engelberg
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Eiger Run Ski Slope
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Top destination around Verzasca Dam - Locarno

The heart of the menu of the restaurant Osteria del Centenario is the dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. Seafood and vegetables are used by cooks to make real culinary masterpieces as each dish features unique chef’s touch. Among the restaurants of Swiss cuisine Da Valentino is one that deserves peculiar attention. It ranks among popular low-cost establishments of the city. The restaurant is a perfect place for a big company. The Da Valentino restaurant will also turn to a proper place for relaxation with kids as the place features cozy and casual atmosphere.

The popular restaurant Osteria Ferriroli is set near the ancient winery. In the restaurant the guests are offered a vast choice of fusion cuisine dishes however the main feature of the place is still rich wine list. During the warm season some tables are served on the open air terrace that is why during meal the guests have a perfect chance to enjoy the scenic views. Classy restaurant Cittadella is specializing in fish dishes cooking. Its menu is regularly updated and added with unique chef’s food masterpieces that make each visit to the place unforgettable.
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