The Limmern pumped storage plant is one of Axpo's most important expansion projects. The underground pumped storage plant pumps water from the Limmern lake back up to the Muttsee reservoir located at 630 m above sea level, so that it can be reused to generate electricity when needed.
At the Limmern pumped storage plant in Linthal/Tierfehd, we offer you a look into the innermost workings of the plant. Tours start and end in Tierfehd. We offer a standard guided tour as well as two tours* with an emphasis on construction and the environment.
We are happy to accept your reservation online. We reserve the right to cancel bookings depending on the development of the situation.
According to the decision of the Federal Council of 08.09.2021, the Covid certificate (recovered, tested, vaccinated) is mandatory for visitor tours at the Limmern pumped storage plant as of Monday, September 13, 2021. The certificate obligation applies to persons from 16 years of age.
From water to electricity and vice versa - Limmern PSP standard tour
The tour starts and ends in Tierfehd. First you take the funicular up to 1700 m above sea level. Then the tour takes you 700 metres deep into the mountain interior through the huge machine and transformer caverns as well as through the connecting tunnels. On the basis of information boards, videos and explanations you will learn lots of interesting facts worth knowing about the construction of the power plant, the most important facilities and their operation.
From water to electricity and vice versa - standard tour with specialisation in construction
The tour starts and ends in Tierfehd. First you take the funicular up to 1700 m above sea level. Then the tour takes you 700 metres deep into the mountain interior through the huge machine and transformer caverns as well as through the connecting tunnels. You will learn a lot of interesting and worth knowing facts about the construction of the power plant, the most important facilities and the operation from information boards, videos and explanations.
In addition to the standard guided tour, you will receive lots of additional information about the extensive underground excavations, the complex material logistics, the concrete construction and the comprehensive safety precautions. The tour is rounded off with a film about the construction of the Muttsee dam.
From water to electricity and vice versa - standard tour with a special focus on the environment
The tour starts and ends in Tierfehd. First you take the funicular up to 1700 m above sea level. Then the tour takes you 700 metres deep into the mountain interior through the huge machine and transformer caverns as well as through the connecting tunnels. On the basis of information boards, videos and explanations you will learn many interesting and worth knowing facts about the construction of the power plant, the most important facilities and their operation.
Environmental protection is an important issue both in the use of hydropower and in the planning and granting of concessions. Numerous environmental regulations must also be observed during the construction and operation of a power plant. These aspects will be highlighted on this tour. The tour ends with a visit to the compensation basin and an illustration of the terrain.
You would like to take a standard guided tour or an in-depth guided tour with your family, your club or company as a closed group? Then an exclusive guided tour is the right thing for you. No other persons will be booked.
Our exclusive tours can also be booked via the webshop.
* These special tours will only be carried out again from 2021. Bookings can already be made.
The LPSP guided tours are subject to a fee.
How about some refreshment before or after a visit to the Limmern pumped storage plant or even an overnight stay at the southern most end of the Glarus region? The Hotel Tödi is located in the immediate vicinity of the power plants and is the starting point for guided tours.
Find out more under: hoteltoedi.ch
How do I pay for the guided tour?
You will receive an email request for payment 21 days before the tour. The link in the email allows you to pay conveniently by credit card. You have until 14 days before the tour to pay the outstanding amount.
Can the number of visitors be adjusted at a later date?
Additional persons can be booked with a separate booking in our webshop. If the number of visitors is lower than stated at the beginning, the booking must be cancelled and then re-booked. Please use the link in your confirmation email. Changes are possible 14 days in advance of the tour.
Please be sure to inform us of the correct group size so that we can ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Can reservations be cancelled again?
You can cancel the booked tour free of charge 14 days in advance of the tour or up until you have paid the remaining balance. Please note our general terms and conditions.
Are the guided tours in the Limmern PSP wheelchair accessible?
The guided tours in the Limmern PSP are not suitable for wheelchair users.
Can guided tours be shortened or is it possible to leave the group before the end of the tour?
The guided tours begin and end in Tierfehd. For safety reasons it is not possible to end or leave the tour prematurely.
Can the Limmernboden and Muttsee dams be visited?
The two dam walls cannot be visited during the guided tours.
Both dams can be reached during the summer months via the hiking trail from the Kalktrittli mountain station. Please note the information on the cable car Tierfehd - Kalktrittli.
Is the path through the "tunnel" from Kalktrittli to Limmernboden open?
The hiking trails through the "tunnel" from Kalktrittli to Limmernboden and from Limmernboden to Muttenalp are open during the summer months. Please note the information on the cable car Tierfehd - Kalktrittli.
How do we get to Tierfehd / the aerial cableway Tierfehd - Kalktrittli?
Tierfehd is not accessible by public transportation. The nearest railway station is in Linthal. The hike from Linthal to Tierfehd takes about 1 hour.
Please use the parking spaces at the bottom station of the cable car.
Note: In summer 2021, the largest alpine solar plant will be built at the Muttsee dam. For this reason, access to the Muttsee dam wall will be closed to visitors from June 2021 to October 2021. For hikes to the Kistenpass cabin, please use the "old" hiking trail south of the dam wall. The detour is signaled accordingly.
By car from Zurich or from Chur/Sargans via the A3 motorway to exit no. 44 Niederurnen; then main road towards Glarus/Klausen (approx. 30 km) to Linthal and on to Tierfehd. Sufficient parking spaces are available.
At the valley station of the cable car Tierfehd – Kalktrittli parking spaces are available. The car park also offers space for three coaches.
Tierfehd is not accessible by public transport.
Please note the weather conditions. The ascending road from Linthal to Tierfehd is not cleared during the winter and a snow-covered road must be expected.
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