Would you like to stand in the middle of the powerhouse of a nuclear power plant or look at the monitors in the control room? We make this possible at our Beznau nuclear power plant.
Unit 1 of the Beznau nuclear power plant was commissioned in 1969 as the first of the five Swiss nuclear power plants, followed three years later by Unit 2. Thanks to nuclear energy, it was possible to avoid the construction of oil and coal-fired power plants in Switzerland – and to make Swiss electricity production nearly CO2-free.
The Beznau nuclear power plant (KKB) consists of largely identical light water reactors: Together Unit 1 and Unit 2 generate around 6000 gigawatt hours of electricity per year. This corresponds to about twice the electricity consumption of the city of Zurich.
Since its commissioning, the KKB has produced more than 250,000 gigawatt hours of electricity. This has saved around 300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions in comparison to generation from a lignite-fired power plant.
A guided tour of the Beznau nuclear power plant is free and lasts 1.5 hours. Guided tours are available for groups of eight or more. The minimum age for participation is 12 years.
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 nuclear power plant with a visit to the Axporama.
Individuals or groups of less than eight people can sign up for the public guided tours.
Due to the current situation, there will be no guided tours of the nuclear power plant and the hydroelectric power plant on Beznau Island or the Würenlingen interim storage facility until further notice, and the Axporama Visitor Center will remain temporarily closed. However, we do accept bookings by telephone for dates starting in May, but you are welcome to book online. We reserve the right to cancel bookings again, depending on how the situation develops.
We collect your contact data and all the information you provide when registering for a power plant tour on our web form. This data is stored in our visitor centre system. State of the art information security measures are used to protect and maintain the security, integrity and availability of your data.
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.
You have the right at any time and at no cost to obtain written information about the personal data processed by us, or to request the correction of inaccurate personal data as well the restriction of the respective processing. Requests for information can be sent in writing to our postal address with a copy of your identity card or passport.