Dams and reservoirs

Dams and reservoirs

Mattmark

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. A modern mountain restaurant with an exhibition space is located 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.

Information

Visit: production plant from Zermeiggern and Stalden on request
Reservation: 14 days ahead
Price: free

Location: Saas-Almagell
Height: 120 m
Capacity: 100 Mio. m3

Infos and reservation:
Kraftwerke Mattmark AG
Mattmarkstrasse 1
3922 Stalden
+41 27 953 70 00