Experience hydropower

Visit the over 100-year-old Beznau hydropower plant. On this tour you will learn more about the complex technical processes and experience first hand the most environmentally friendly form of electricity generation in large-scale power plants. 

Experience the power of water

The Beznau hydropower plant is a run-of-river power plant. It uses the Aare River gradient over a length of 7.4 kilometres and is located at the end of an artificial headrace canal. The resulting Aare Island is now the site of various Axpo electricity production and distribution facilities.

Guided tours for groups

A guided tour of the Beznau hydroelectric power station is free and takes 1 hour. Guided tours are available for groups of eight or more. They are suitable for people aged 8 and over. 

We are happy to tailor our guided tours to your group – please contact us. We will also be happy to advise you on how you can combine your visit to the Beznau hydroelectric power station with a visit to the Axporama. 

Contact and booking

Update Coronavirus

The Axporama Visitor Centre is open to visitors again, subject to compliance with FOPH requirements and with a protection concept. Guided tours of the nuclear power plant and hydroelectric power station on Beznau Island and the Würenlingen interim storage facility will not be taking place until further notice.

You can book directly via our booking tool or call us for more information and advice on your guided tour. 

Axpo l Axporama
Schlossweg 16
CH-5315 Böttstein

T +41 56 200 41 91



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The collected data is required to process your registration for a power plant tour. The basis for data processing is the fulfilment of the contract and safeguarding our legitimate interests. After the tour, the data is automatically deleted from our visitor centre system.

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