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Experience Schilthorn

Schilthorn region is a summer paradise for mountain lovers, sports fans and adventure seekers. Hikers and mountain bikers can take advantage of an extensive network of trails. There’s a via ferrata for those with a head for heights. Also, there’s James Bond’s footsteps to retrace and a children’s adventure playground to explore. And all this against a stunning Alpine backdrop starring the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.

The Schilthorn stands for View. Unforgettable views, especially from the summit. Thrill – adrenaline-fuelled experiences. For example, on the SKYLINE WALK observation walkway or the cliff path THRILL WALK at Birg Station. Finally, as for Chill – total relaxation in the unspoilt and tranquil mountain landscape at the Allmendhubel. Mountain and sports lovers will find everything their hearts desire all year round in the Schilthorn area.

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Wraparound views in every respect

Stand on the spacious observation deck on the 2970-metre-high Schilthorn summit, and experience breathtaking views. From here, you can feast your eyes on more than 200 mountains. Nowhere else is the view of the UNESCO World Heritage site with the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau more stunning. The Bernese and Valais Alps rise regally upwards. At the foot of the mountains lie the glistening blue waters of Lake Thun. Beyond this, the expanse of the Central Plateau stretches towards the rolling mountain ranges of the Jura massif. On a clear day you can even see as far as the Mont Blanc massif in France and, also, Germany’s Black Forest.

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The world’s first revolving restaurant beckons connoisseurs to the Schilthorn summit. The newly renovated table service restaurant is fitted out in pale wood and rotates around its axis in 45 minutes. This, therefore, allows guests to watch the Alpine panorama slide by silently.
On the Schilthorn Ridge, far from the summit hustle and bustle, three View Lounges invite you to linger. The spacious and cosy wooden seating areas are sheltered from the wind. They also offer room for up to four people to enjoy the tranquillity and soak up the views.

Follow in the footsteps of Secret Agent 007 – James Bond.

And when you’ve had your fill of the glorious scenery from the observation deck, BOND WORLD invites you to follow in the footsteps of Secret Agent 007, aka James Bond.

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From October 1968 to May 1969, the Schilthorn was a pivotal film location for the iconic James Bond movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. The revolving restaurant served as arch-villain Blofeld’s headquarters and was called Piz Gloria. As a result of this fame, it has kept this name to present day. The interactive exhibition on the first floor of the summit centre addresses seven of the film’s key scenes. It provides general background information such as a world map featuring all 007 film locations.

An exceptional cinematic experience beckons on the Schilthorn peak. In essence, this is where visitors can truly immerse themselves in the 007 romantic action thriller. The new panoramic cinema opens up superlative viewing dimensions. The 12-metre-wide, curved screen projects ultra-sharp images and draws the audience even deeper into the action. Succumb to the suspense, emotion, impressions, sequences that encapsulate the essence of the film, incredible mountain images, thrilling stunts and action scenes. It’s all there!

BOND WORLD enhances the attractiveness of the Piz Gloria and offers a superb alternative attraction in poor weather. George Lazenby as James Bond is present throughout the summit. He’s in the revolving restaurant, on the outdoor terrace and with surprise appearances in the washrooms.

A visit to BOND WORLD featuring numerous attractions and an in-house cinema is free of charge.

Bond World & Piz Gloria

THRILL – at Birg

SKYLINE THRILL perfectly describes the Birg middle station. Enjoying pride of place on the rock massif, 2677 metres above sea level and about 1000 metres above the village of Mürren, it is the ideal starting point for hikes of all difficulty levels. SKYLINE stands for the impressive mountain scenery you can admire from Birg with views of the world-famous trio. Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. THRILL stands for the adrenaline rush. Explore the steep rock landscape in safety for the best mountain experience.

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Start with a visit to the SKYLINE WALK observation deck. It takes you over the vertical abyss, provides an incredible view into the void. The platform is a continuation of the Birg terrace. Constructed from steel and glass with a grated floor, the square design blends seamlessly into the landscape around the exposed Birg station and the irregular rocky landscape.

From the Birg terrace, the cliff pathway THRILL WALK leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock massif. The steel structure clings to the rock. It then swings under the observation platform and the cable car to end below the cable car station.

Thrill Walk Birg Terrace Information

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