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Verzasca Dam

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Address: Locarno 6646, Switzerland
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If you want to get the 007 view and feel... just down the 220 meters!

This is a thrilling, impressive and world famous sight and a must for all James Bond 007 fans! Best to access by car. Public transport is available but I recommend by car. For... read more

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a thrilling, impressive and world famous sight and a must for all James Bond 007 fans! Best to access by car. Public transport is available but I recommend by car. For all those who believe to know how high 220m are, go and find out by standing on top of the dam. For all those who are afraid... More 

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reinach
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is just amazing, with a fast flowing river that has carved into beautiful colored rock cliffs!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Powerful and vertigo inducing! A must stop when you are in the area! Very easy to get by car, a bit trickier with a public transport (bus runs by about once an hour), expect a lot of traffic and delays in the summer but still worth it!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Dam, what an impressive sight. As a long time 007-afficionado, I was happy to visit this dam filming location after years and years of planning to do so and never getting around to it. Though I'm not a friend of heights, I had to explore this marvel of modern engineering, dating to 1965, predating the first Android phone by over... More 

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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Locarno is a amazing canton in Switzerland, people are very friendly and hast such an amazing landscape that I couldn't even believe my eyes.

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Miami
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome. Got to check this out. Like the hover Damm in US just with a bungee line😀. Awesome drive. Keep going the views are Damm awesome. You'll end up next to a river that's just breathtaking. You can swim in summer but be careful if the currents. Really amazing a must go.

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UK
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Breathtaking views of the dam from the viewing points. Great starting point for hikes through the valley. Car parking available on site.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

One of those manmade megastructures that is really supercool. If you are not afraid of heights then this is worthwhile to visit, walk over it and lean over the edge. For those daredevil you can do the 007 (aka James Bond) bungee jump in the middle of the dam. Same as the Hoover Dam in the USA, they have a... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The drive itself into the picturesque valley is wonderful. You will see old Ticino stone houses and typical churches with bell towers. The dam can be crossed on foot, giving you a good idea of its size and hight, plus interesting photo opportunities especially at times when bungee jumping is being offered.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We went to the Verzasca dam for a short visit and it was quite impressive experience. even though the Bungee Jumping Plattform was closed for that day it was quite spectacular. For those who are interested in Bungee Jumping see my pictures and you will find the phone number and name of the company that offers Bungee Jumping. Parking is... More 

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