SchilthornSeptember 15, 2017 in Switzerland
Today was our last chance to go to Schilthorn, (2,970 metres (9,744 ft)), which lies above the village of Mürren. It featured in the 1969 James Bond movie 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. It was the hideout of Bond's enemy Blofeld, and the place was called Piz Gloria for that occassion. That name is still being used for the Schilthorn. From Mürren a cable car leads to its summit where you get the most amazing 360-degree panoramic view of the “Swiss skyline” including Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. We had a cuppa in the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria and watched the world go round - the top of the world that is.
We stopped off at Birg - where you get a bottomless perspective from its “Skyline Walk” and the “Thrill Walk” - by this time the clouds came rolling in so it was 10 second glimpses of the mountains from here. Not to worry - we could not have asked for better views from the Schilthorn. Enjoyed the whole 007 experience too. We now leave Mürren and head to Schaffhausen, on the upper Rhine River, in a wine-growing area near the German border.Read more