If you’re a fan of “Bond, James Bond,” then you’ll be a huge fan of Schilthorn in Switzerland —it’s where On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was filmed, and is, of course, home to the world’s longest aerial cable-car system. Here, marvel at the most stirring, panoramic views in Switzerland with over 200 mountain peaks and endless glaciers and lakes. Best of all, this spectacular scene-scape forms the dramatic backdrop to the Piz Gloria, the revolving mountaintop restaurant that pays homage to 007. Inside, 400 seats are arranged on two revolving solar-powered platforms, and its view extends from Mount Titlis to Mont Blanc and far across to the Black Forest. So sit back, relax, and savor the scenery of Switzerland. If you’re an early bird, enjoy the James Bond Breakfast buffet. Time for dinner ? Then feast on Spaghetti James Bond. But first, sip a legendary “Martini, shaken not stirred” at the James Bond Bar.
- Enjoy panoramic views over 200 mountain peaks !
- Children under 4 travel for free.
Bond with mountain views ? Then it’s got to be Schilthorn.
- Choice of round-trip travel from Interlanke or Murren in the Bernese Oberland to the Schilthorn – Piz Gloria mountaintop by cable car.
- Travel along the longest aerial cableway in the Alps, the Schilthorn.
- Discounted fares are only valid with a Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Half Fare Card and Eurail Passes that include Switzerland, please refer to the type of pass you have when selecting your tickets.
- All child rates are valid for children ages 6 -15.
- Children under 6 are free.
- Children traveling with a Swiss Family Card are free when they travel with a parent or guardian that is traveling with a Swiss Travel Pass. Where noted below, please indicate the number of children that are NOT covered by the Swiss Family Card. Note : these children will be required to purchase a ticket.
- Train Tickets and the Swiss Transfer ticket are not valid for rail pass discounts.
- Tickets are valid for six months from the date of purchase.
- The cable-cars between Stechelberg and Schilthorn will not operate on April 24 to April 28 and November 18 to December 8, 2017 due to maintenance work.
- Prices are subject to change.
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