360°-Restaurant Piz Gloria
The 2,970-metre Schilthorn offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and more than 200 other peaks.
A cable car runs every half hour from Stechelberg in the Lauterbrunnen valley in four stages up to the summit. Once at the top, spectacular views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau await you.
The Schilthorn became famous as a location for the 1969 James Bond film “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The revolving restaurant at the summit, which rotates around its own axis once every 45 minutes, owes its current name Piz Gloria to the film production. Interested visitors can follow in James Bond’s footsteps in the interactive Bond World exhibition or on the 007 Walk of Fame.
The Skyline Walk at the Birg middle station lets you stare into the abyss below. And if that’s still not enough excitement for you, why not take the Thrill Walk, a 200-metre long rocky path down among the vertical walls of the rock massif.
With 53 kilometres of pistes, toboggan runs and numerous winter hiking trails, Mürren and the Schilthorn attract winter sports enthusiasts. The ski area offers slopes for every taste, has infrastructure for freestylers - and of course the phenomenal view of an impressive mountain world.
The Piz Gloria, as the Schilthorn is also called, is also a Swiss hotspot of the telemark scene. Even after the end of the regular winter season, the followers of this primitive form of skiing technique meet every year late in the spring for the widely known "Telemark Only" event.
So there are plenty of reasons to learn how to ski "without a fixed binding" - as telemarking is also called - here. The local ski school has experts who quickly and professionally help guests to get a great feeling on the unfamiliar equipment.
|Altitude:||2,970 metres above sea level|
|How to get there:||Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen, then continue by PostBus to the Stechelberg valley station.|
|Timetable:||Operates all year round, departures from Stechelberg every 30 minutes|
|Journey time:||32 minutes from Stechelberg|
|Attractions:||Bond World, 007 Walk of Fame, Skyline Walk and Thrill Walk|
|Food and drink:||Piz Gloria rotating restaurant with 360-degree views, James Bond Brunch, 007 Burger|
|Special comments:||Interactive Bond World exhibition in the summit building.
Discounted mountain ascent with the Swiss Travel Pass/GA travelcard. Buy your tickets on arrival at the station.
4 to 8 hours (full day)
Children, Families, Groups, Individual, Couples
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