Needle Dam


Built in 1859/1860 following the clever style developed by Poiree, the Needle Dam is a unique attraction in terms of both technology and history.  From 2009-2011 the facility was renovated and the city’s flood protection was improved.  Even today, the level of Lake Lucerne is regulated by hand through the removal and placement of the co-called needles (wooden posts).*



*Lucerne City Guide 2013

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 14th 2013

6 Responses to “Needle Dam”

  1. Beautiful and interesting

  2. Astrid says:
    This looks great and it does make sens. Very interesting, I have never been to Luzern, it sounds like a wonderful place.

  3. Lisl says:

    What fine waterways they have here, Cherie