24 Hours in Schilthorn : The James Bond 007 Experience Guide

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24 Hours in Schilthorn : The James Bond 007 Experience Guide

Schilthorn is one of the key attractions in the Interlaken region. It offers an unmatched 360° panoramic view of over 200 mountain peaks. Visitors throng to the place for the stunning landscapes of the “Swiss skyline” including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. On clear days, you can even see the Mt Blanc in France and the Black Forest in Germany. Sightseers travelling to Schilthorn this year have many thrilling activities to look forward to. From Interlaken by train to Lauterbrunnen and onwards by bus, one can travel to Stechelberg. Then, take a cable car up to Murren and then onwards to Schilthorn in a panoramic cabin with some of the most ecstatic views of the alpine landscape.

Adventurous visitors can embark on the Skyline Walk and let their jaw drop as they gaze through the glass flooring. Even more excitement can be found at the aptly named Thrill Walk. The 200-metre long steel and glass bridge is clasped to the side of the rock massif at Schilthorn, blending into the sweeping scenery of the Alps.

The viewing platform of the 007-themed (featured in Her Majesty's Secret Service from 1969) mountain top of Schilthorn in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland.
The viewing platform of the 007-themed (featured in Her Majesty’s Secret Service from 1969) mountain top of Schilthorn in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland. Photo: Getty Images

After a good fill of thrill, enjoy a chilled martini and James Bond burger at the world’s first revolving restaurant, Piz Gloria, to get in the zone for the Bond World 007 Museum. The restaurant’s surroundings provided a pivotal location for the iconic James Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The eatery rotates around its own axis every 45 minutes, allowing guests to watch the Alpine panorama gracefully slide by as they discover over 200 mountain peaks while eating a relaxed lunch. Diners can also sample the renowned James Bond 007 breakfast buffet. For an out-and-out sleuthing experience, there’s no going past the 007 burger, which has the 007 seal of approval branded into the bun.

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Piz Gloria's 007 burger
Piz Gloria’s 007 burger. Photo: Piz Gloria/Facebook

Even more interactive than the meal is Bond World 007, an exhibition museum that pays tribute to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Catch key scenes from the film at Bond Cinema or operate a life-size helicopter replica in the place yourself-in- the-scene exhibit, where one can virtually place themselves into a Bond scene of their choice.

Afterwards head to the world’s first 007 Walk of Fame, an intriguing accolade to the actors and behind-the-scenes contributors involved in the filming. Another activity is the Bond Walk, made up of encased displays of each of the film’s stars attached to the rock face. This year is the perfect time to go as it celebrates the 60th anniversary of the movie franchise built around author Ian Fleming’s iconic superspy. Series opener Dr. No premiered in UK theaters on Oct. 5, 1962, propelling actor Sean Connery to stardom. Several exclusive events will be celebrated all year round. The best way to experience them is through the James Bond Package valid throughout the year. The package offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to visit the Piz Gloria and includes a Schilthorn return trip. It offers beverages, a 007 Burger at the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant, a 007 coffee or hot chocolate, a morphing photo and a Bond-themed giveaway, along with admission to Bond World and the Bond Cinema.

lunch in the 360° restaurant
Lunch in the 360° restaurant as part of the Bond Package. Photo: Piz Gloria/Facebook

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