Guided tours of the Limmern pumped storage hydro power station

Take a look into the heart of the newly built Limmern pumped storage hydro power station.

The guided tour starts and ends in Tierfehd. First, take the funicular up to about 1,700 m above sea level. Then follow us 700 metres deep into the mountain interior through the huge machine and transformer caverns and associated connecting tunnels. By way of information boards, videos and explanations, you will learn interesting facts worth knowing about this important pumped storage hydro power station.

Guided tours by appointment at axpo.com

November - April: Wednesday to Saturday
May - October: Wednesday to Sunday

  • At 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in each case
  • Minimum number of participants: six, max. 28 people
  • Costs: CHF 20.00 per person, children and teenagers pay half
  • Age 12 years, accompanied by responsible adult from 6 years
  • Duration: 2.5 hours

The guided tour mostly takes place on foot and in the mountain interior. Good health condition (lots of stairs) and sure-footed shoes are required. People with pacemakers are not allowed.

Current note

The old Limmernsee and the new Muttsee dam are not included in the tour. A live webcam offers tour visitors a view of the dam on the Muttenalp.

The public cable car runs from Tierfehd to the Kalktrittli mountain station according to the timetable. From Kalktrittli, a 2.5 hour hike leads to the Muttsee dam.


Tierfehd is about 6 km from Linthal railway station. Drive to Linthal-Tierfehd or you can book the Zimmermann Alp taxi on 079 297 55 55

Erwachsene: CHF 20.00

Kinder und Jugendliche: CHF 10.00



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