Visit Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG

The use of hydroelectric power in the Grimsel and Susten area commenced in 1925 with the founding of the Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG (Oberhasli AG power plants). In several stages, an impressive facility came into being that comprises eight dams and nine power plants, generating electricity for 1.2 million people.

Salanfe Dam

Salanfe’s dam in Salvan is 52 meters high, 40 m wide at its (foundation) basis and 608 m long at its top. It has a storage capacity of 40 million cubic meters.


- Erlach Beach / Lake Biel (BE)
- Free access
Coarse sandy beach and sunbathing lawn with trees to provide plenty of shade

Plage d'Avenches

- Lakeshore d'Avenches, Avenches/ Murtensee (VD)
- Free access

Fine sandy beaches, ideal for bathing, and a wide range of water sports’ facilities