Verzasca Dam & Bungee Jump, Vogorno, Switzerland

The Contra Dam can be reached from Gordola via a two kilometer long section of road. The jumping station is in the middle of the dam wall. It is the world’s highest stationary bungee station. A reservation is absolutely essential for those planning to take the 007 Jump or GoldenEye Bungee Jump.

The Contra Dam, commonly known as the Verzasca Dam and the Locarno Dam is an arch dam on the Verzasca River in the Val Verzasca of Ticino, Switzerland. The dam creates Lago di Vogorno 2 km upstream of Lake Maggiore. It was constructed between 1961 and 1965. The dam became a popular bungee jumping venue after a James Bond stuntman jumped off it in the opening scene of the 1995 film GoldenEye; a stunt voted as the best movie stunt of all time in a 2002 Sky Movies poll.

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