Schilthorn

Home  Photos  Switzerland  Schilthorn
Schilthorn is another one of the peaks in the Bernese Oberland region, reaching 2,970 meters. Its claim to fame is that it was the site of one of the scenes in the James Bond movie, "In Her Majesty's Secret Service". In fact, if not for that movie Schilthorn might not exist today as a tourist attraction. At the top of the mountain sits the rotating Piz Gloria Restaurant. Its builders had run out of money during construction, and were able to finish it only with financial help from the producers of the James Bond movie (in return for shooting the movie there). This heroic tale of hardship and redemption is commemorated in a plaque in the restaurant.

The mountain is easily reached by cable car. However, the weather is very fickle at the top and there's no telling whether you'll be able to see anything. There are "mountain-cams" in many of the hotels and restaurants near the mountain that show a real-time view from the peak, but even if they show a clear sky it might turn into a solid gray wall of clouds by the time you reach the top. I was lucky enough to get a clear sky long enough to take some pictures.
View from the cable car to Schilthorn The Schilthorn peak (and restaurant) View from Schilthorn
View from the cable car to SchilthornThe Schilthorn peak (and restaurant)View from Schilthorn
View from Schilthorn View from Schilthorn Birg
View from SchilthornView from SchilthornBirg
Clouds covering Schilthorn. There goes the visibility.
Clouds covering Schilthorn. There goes the visibility.

 

Web Album created with Centico Photo Album