Schilthorn - Bernese Oberland
Spectacular 360° panoramic views
From Interlaken 130 Sfr or 65 Sfr with your Half Fare Card. FREE with the Swiss Travel Pass(from 2018). Free travel to Mürren with the Bernese Oberland Regional Pass
This is a must do excursion. The famous Schilthorn mountain has the world's first revolving restaurant - Piz Gloria - and boasts the most amazing views of the Jungfrau region, including the famous UNESCO World Heritage trio of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains. It is even famous for being host to one of the 007 James Bond films 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' and there is an exhibition dedicated to the film with a 'Touristorama' showing you extracts of the movie. The Schilthorn is open all year round and offers the most spectacular 360 degrees panorama in the Alps.
Skyline viewing platform: Enjoy the spectacular view of the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau (UNESCO World Heritage) and more than 200 other summits.
Revolving restaurant: Simply stunning views can be enjoyed from the revolving restaurant or from the big terraces that surround it. It takes approximately 45 minutes for the whole restaurant to rotate 360 degrees. It has a panorama which spans from Mount Titlis, Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger, over the Bernese Oberland and the Jura mountains up to the Vosges mountains and the Black Forest. On a clear day Mont Blanc is also just visible.
Bond World 007 and Walk of Fame: Follow the trail of James Bond, with clips from the 1968 movie 'On Her Secret Majesty's Service' filmed on the Schilthorn. It also gives details of how the set and stunts were created and there is a selection of James Bond memorabilia sold in the souvenir shop. The Walk of Fame takes you past memorabilia from the film's cast and crew.
Skyline Thrill at Birg: The mid-station at Birg sits 2,677m above sea level and about 1000m above the village of Mürren. It is the ideal starting point for hikes and boasts two special experieces. The Thrill Walk leads down into the vertical walls of the imposing rock massif; visitors walk along a 200m cliff pathway under the Birg cableway station. The Skyline Walk opens up new perspectives on a platform situated over a vertical precipice, offering exhilarating panoramic views! There is also a bistro here with a spacious sun terrace.
Hiking Trails: There are various hiking routes available from the Schilthorn. If you're looking for a short walk you can hike from the Schilthorn down to the middle station, Birg, or for the more enthusiastic hikers...keep going all the way back down to either Allmendhubel or Mürren.
The classic 'James Bond 007 breakfast buffet': Why not treat yourself to something different and experience the delicious James Bond breakfast. Start the day with a glass of sparkling Prosecco or Rimus (non-alcoholic) at 2,970m above sea level! If you are staying at the Hotel Alpenruh, you are able to choose one day to enjoy a complimentary breakfast on the Schilthorn. The very popular buffet breakfast is served daily from 08.00-10.30 in the Piz Gloria revolving restaurant. Prices on request.
Summer Sunsets: From mid June to mid August, the last descent of the cable car to Mürren is 20.30. This allows you to linger on the mountain and savour the sunset at 2,970m - a romantic experience that won't be forgotten in a hurry.
Travel to Lauterbrunnen, then the cable car takes you to Grütschalp where you board a train to Mürren. From Mürren, there is a short walk through the village where you take a cable car to Birg and onto a connecting cable car to the Schilthorn. It takes just 30 minutes by cable car from Mürren to reach the summit of the Schilthorn at 2,970m. The cable car is closed for maintenance 13 Nov-8 Dec 2017, 23-27 April and 12 Nov-10 Dec 2018.
More things to see and do in the Bernese Oberland
There are so many wonderful days out to enjoy in this beautiful area. There are incomparable mountain vistas to enjoy, leisurely cruises on a nostalgic paddle steamer, walks through stunning scenery and a whole host of fabulous journeys on mountain railways, cable cars and funiculars.
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Your choice of resorts and hotels in the Bernese Oberland
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