Year: 1964. Height: 285 meters.
The highest settlement in the world is located in Switzerland. Many travelers know Cleuson-Dixence under the other name - Grande Dixence. The wall of the dam on the Dixence river has the height of 285 meters. The dam has always been used since 1964 and has not lost its functional characteristics over the years. The dam building took 14 years. In order to reach Cleuson-Dixence, the modern tourists now have to overcome more than 30 kilometers of a very complicated mountain chain.
It should be noted that Cleuson-Dixence Dam is one of the country's most popular tourist attractions. In the middle of the 20th century the small house was built for the construction workers, which was later converted into the hotel. The experienced travelers recommend visiting this area in the second half of September. In this period, the water basin has the maximum water level, its depth can reach 284 meters.
A few years ago, the dam was connected to the flat districts by the cable car. Through the dam tunnel the exciting excursions for the tourists are carried out. After the visit of the magnificent building from the inside is still an interesting entertainment offered to the guests - all interested can stay in one of the tunnels under the dam. The dreamers prefer to visit this wonderful area in winter - amidst snowy mountain landscapes the dam still looks more impressive. Next - Deriner Dam
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Useful staff nearby
Car rental office: 'Aloc-Cars Limousine Service Rent a car' is located in 13 km (
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Fuel station: 'Garage Sporting Lambiel SA' in 16 km
Supermarket: 'Epicerie Kiosque Bazar du Rond-Point' in 8 km
Parking: 'Garage de Verbier' in 14 km
Apotheek: 'Pharmacie des Combins' in 14 km
Police station: 'Police Municipale' in 18 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Hôtel Restaurant du Barrage de la Grande Dixence Thierry Hays' in 0.38 km
Railway station: 'Châteauneuf-Conthey' in 16 km
» Sion Airport SIR - in 16 km
» Corrado Gex Airport AOT - in 38 km
» Megeve Airport MVV - in 65 km
» Interlaken Airport ZTJ - in 76 km
» Annemasse Airport QNJ - in 88 km