Swiss Train Tours
- Winter in SwitzerlandOctober 20, 2022
- Winter in Switzerland
Experience the revolving 360° panorama on the tracks of James Bond 007 with the best view of Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau
When the Schilthorn cable ropeway was completed in 1967 it was one of the longest of its kind in the world. In 4 sections a vertical rise of 2,107 m is covered. The summit station is probably the only one actually located exactly on the summit. The revolving restaurant “Piz Gloria” therefore offers an unobstructed view of the panorama. One rotation takes 45 minutes. In 1968-1969, the James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” was partly shot on the soon to be opened Schilthorn. The interior of Blofelds headquarter, Piz Gloria, was then designed and up until now parts of that design can still be seen in the revolving restaurant.
The cable cars begin in Stechelberg leaving to Gimmelwald and then onto Muerren. From Muerren another cable car is taken to Birg, which is the final change before the Schilthorn. The other way up is to take the cable car from Lauterbrunnen to Gruetschalp and a train to Muerren, from where the cable car must be taken. We recommend making a kind of round trip, thus one way up and the other down.
Muerren and Gimmelwald are two villages without car traffic. Only a few official cars and electric carriages run here so one can enjoy the quietness. In winter the Schilthorn is a challenging ski area with many steep slopes. It also hosts the Inferno Ski Run, the longest of its kind, going all the way to Lauterbrunnen.
The interactive exhibition transports you to the world of James Bond: Get an intriguing glimpse behind the scenes of the movie shoot of “On Her Majesty‘s Secret Service” starring George Lazenby as secret agent 007.
007 Walk of Fame
The world’s first 007 Walk of Fame – where cast and crewmembers of “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” leave their traces at the legendary Bond movie location.
The thrill walk leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock massif. Visitors walk along a 200 metre cliff pathway under Birg cableway station. A spine-tingling mountain experience of superlatives!
No doubt the revolving restaurant is the place to have your lunch or drink. Nowhere else in the Bernese Alps one can enjoy such a great panorama and let the mountains “turn around you”. It’s a matter of perspective, get it?
In Muerren one can take the Allmendhubel funicular to a lovely viewpoint above the village. From the Allmendhubel a hiking path leads gently down back to Muerren and into the Blumental (Valley of flowers).
On the way back via Stechelberg this excursion can be combined with another highlight and Michelin rated excursion, the Trummelbach Falls. Just leave the bus at the Trummelbach bus stop and enter the only accessible waterfalls inside the mountain – a unique experience.
Included is some time at the restaurant for drinks or a meal.
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