Grande Dixence Dam, Switzerland

Grande Dixence Dam (French: Barrage de la Grande Dixence) is the tallest gravity dam in the world, located in Valais canton, Switzerland. It was constructed in 1950 and began operations in 1965. The dam on the Dixence River creates Lac des Dix (Dix Lake), at the head of the Val d’Hérens valley. More on Grande […]

Chur, Switzerland

Chur is the capital city of Graubünden canton in eastern Switzerland. The city of 33,000 people (2011 estimate) covers 28.01 sq km (10.81 sq mi) and is situated 593 m (1,946 ft) above sea level. More on Chur Chur is an ancient city that has seen human habitation going back to prehistoric times. According to […]