Tour of the Central Interim Storage Facility Würenlingen (ZWILAG)

Are you particularly interested in the topic of radioactive waste?

At the Würenlingen interim storage facility, the waste is temporarily stored in massive steel containers weighing up to 150 tons. These also serve as transport containers.

On a tour of the Würenlingen interim storage facility, you will learn interesting facts about the origin, processing and interim storage of radioactive waste – and about the challenge of disposing these materials safely and in an environmentally friendly manner. 

Zwilag and Axpo

Axpo is a partner of Zwilag Zwischenlager Würenlingen AG. The purpose of the company is the operation of disposal facilities and the provision of interim storage capacities for radioactive waste in Würenlingen.

Guided tours for groups

A guided tour of the Würenlingen interim storage facility is free of charge and lasts 2 hours. Guided tours are available for groups of eight or more. The minimum age for participation is 12 years. The maximum number of participants is 25 per guided tour. 

We are happy to tailor our guided tours to your group. Please contact us.

Contact and booking

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

Axpo Power Besucherwesen
CH-5312 Döttingen
T+41 56 266 70 07

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