Fodor's Expert Review Schilthorn

Murren Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Mürren boasts some of the longest downhill runs because it is at the foot of the Schilthorn (9,748 feet) mountain, famed for its role in the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The peak of this icy megalith is accessed by a four-stage cable-lift ride past bare-rock cliffs and stunning slopes. At each level you step off the cable car, walk across the station, and wait briefly for the next cable car. At the top is the much-photographed revolving restaurant Piz Gloria, where you can see clips of the film. There's also an interactive, multimedia exhibition that is a must-see for James Bond fans called Bond World. Attractions include a flight simulator inside a helicopter and a 40-seat theater showing 007's Alpine adventures. The cable car station is in the town of Stechelberg, near the spectacular Mürrenbachfälle (Mürrenbach Falls).

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Stechelberg, Bern  3824, Switzerland

033-8260007

www.schilthorn.ch

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Cable car 98.60 SF round-trip, Departures daily year-round, twice hourly 7:25–4:25, Cable car 105 SF round-trip

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