I always found this mountain top location intriguing …
… ever since seeing “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, the only James Bond movie featuring George Lazenby as 007
The opening of the “James Bond World” museum, at the original Swiss movie location, on 29. June 2013 prompted me to finally visit this rather touristy place
Four cable cars uphill from Stechelberg in the Lauterbrunnen Valley via Mürren and Birg to Mount Schilthorn (dubbed “Piz Gloria” in the movie)
Zeroing in on target after 52 mins 20 sec.
Welcome at 2.970 m …
… and the revolving restaurant (47 mins per turn) with one of the best 360° views in the world, in particular on Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains
… but also onto many other well-known silhouettes.
CHF 99 for the “James Bond Breakfast” buffet (including the 4 lifts up and down from Stechelberg)
After breakfast, into the new “James Bond World” museum
Maybe not comparable to Disneyworld / UniversalStudios / HardRockCafe, but good enough for true 007 fans
Some 007 action and gadgets from “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”
And the posters from all 007 movies
On the way back down in the cable car, we hear the famous James Bond music for another time
Such a pictoresque panorama
Alternative modes of transport do exist …
(I’m surprised there is no speed limit for base jumpers in the absurdly slow and “spiessig” Switzerland.
“Spiessig” in German is kind of the “opposite of spicy”.)
Quick stop at 4*-Hotel Eiger in the car-free beautiful village of Mürren with its mio-$-views
There is also the nice 3*-Hotel Jungfrau, but I couldn’t find a Mönch Hotel.
back down in beautiful Lauterbrunnen Valley, where the base station and parking is located for rides up onto Mount Schilthorn and Piz Gloria, about 12 km from Interlaken or 50 km from the capital Bern.