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  • The Mattmark dam
    The Mattmark dam
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The Mattmark dam, the biggest earthen dam in Europe, lies south of the Saas Valley. The reservoir, used for generating electricity, is a popular destination with visitors interested in learning technical details of its operation and who love its wild, romantic location. Kraftwerke Mattmark AG, which operates the dam’s generators, has built a modern mountain restaurant with an exhibition space here at 2205m. Visitors can enjoy an unimpeded view of the glistening reservoir and a breathtaking panorama extending to the Monte Moro Pass. The crest of the Mattmark dam, at 2200m, is easily accessible by car or public transport. From this point you can take a gentle stroll on a level path around the lake. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete the hike around the lake by foot.
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Update: June 08, 2018


2'640'329E 1'099'713N
46.047752, 7.959648
46°02'51.9"N 7°57'34.7"E
32T 419512 5099879
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