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Albigna dam

Dam · Bergell Mountains · 2,092 m · closed
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Simply breathtaking: the panorama from the Albigna dam towards Val Bregaglia!
The dam was built in 1955-59 by the electricity company of the city of Zurich. The reservoir reflects the high granite mountains. The 115 m high and 759 m long wall not only serves to generate energy, but also offers protection against flooding during heavy rainfall. On a guided tour, you can look inside the thick walls and find out what is hidden in this enormous structure.

June-October guided tours Albigna dam

Meeting point: 9.00 a.m. bottom station of the Pranzaira-Albigna cable car

Registration: until 17.00 the day before, Tel. +41 58 319 64 14

Safety: good physical condition and a head for heights are prerequisites for participation. Adults are responsible for children in their company. The tour is not suitable for people with heart, breathing or circulation problems. Good shoes and warm clothing are required. The instructions of ewz staff must be strictly followed.

Opening hours

closed today
Closed Oct 16, 2022 through Jun 10, 2023 from 07:00–16:30.
11.06.2022 - 09.10.2022

The outside of the wall can always be visited in summer.

Guided tours at Albigna dam always on Tuesday 09:00 am


Price Visit 12.- A


Prices Cablecar  - payment by card accepted.

Children until 6 years: free

7 to 16 years:          one way CHF 8.-     return CHF 12.-

Adults:                    one way CHF 15.-   return CHF 22.-

Military:                  one way CHF 8.-     return CHF 12.-

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Update: November 01, 2022

Public transport

From St.Moritz or Chiavenna by post bus to Pranzaira. Here you will find the cable car valley station EWZ.

By road

Take the car to Pranzaira in Val Bregaglia.


Parking in Pranzaira is free of charge.


2'769'907E 1'134'226N
46.337921, 9.645653
46°20'16.5"N 9°38'44.3"E
32T 549689 5131796
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Albigna dam

via Principale
7603 Vicosoprano - Pranzaira
Phone +41 58 319 64 14

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