The Schilthorn: a Unique and Thrilling Experience in the Swiss Alps

Located 2970 metres (9744 ft) high, the Schilthorn is one of the most popular destinations to explore in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. The views from the platform at the top are an incredible experience. From here you can have a spectacular view of the Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and more than 200 other summits. The Piz Gloria, the world's first revolving mountain restaurant, offers you a 360° view of the alps while enjoying a meal.

Schilthorn in Switzerland
Top of the Schilthorn

Schilthorn in Switzerland
Viewing platform at the Schilthorn

Schilthorn in Switzerland
Viewing platform at the Schilthorn

The Schilthorn is also famous for being featured in the James Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" from 1969. At the top of the mountain you can visit the "Bond World" exhibition and follow in the footsteps of James Bond. In the "Bond Cinema" you can see the key scenes on the big screen. Outside on the mountain is "The Walk of Fame", It shows photos of actors and crew, as well as their hand prints and personal messages.

Schilthorn in Switzerland
007 Viewing Platform

Schilthorn in Switzerland
007 Viewing Platform

The top of the Schilthorn can be reached in 4 stages. You can take a cable car from Stechelberg or travel from Lauterbrunnen to Mürren via Grütschalp. We took the cable car from Stechelberg and enjoyed the spectacular views while going up to Gimmelwald. Find more info here on how to travel to the top of the Schilthorn.

Birg in Switzerland
Cable car going up to Birg

From Gimmelwald we took the next cable car to Mürren, one of the most charming villages in Switzerland. This car-free village is the perfect stopover to walk around and discover the beauty of Switzerland. From Mürren it's also possible to take the funicular to Allmendhubel. A great place to visit with children and let them have fun at the playground or discover the flower trail. Allmendhubel also has a restaurant with a fantastic panoramic view. The funicular to Allmendhubel is a 5-minute walk from the cable car.

Mürren in Switzerland
The charming village of Mürren

Funicular to Allmendhubel
Funicular to Allmendhubel

Allmendhubel in Switzerland
View of Allmendhubel

The next cable car that you need to board brings you from Mürren at 1907m (6257 ft) to Birg at 2677m (8783 ft). Birg is famous for it's Skyline Walk and Thrill Walk. The Skyline Walk is a glass extension of the existing terrace that partly hangs above a deep abyss. The Thrill Walk is a spectacular 200m long cliff pathway made of glass and steel. Along the path you can walk on a rope or crawl through a wire tunnel. Everything is very safe and it's a fun experience for the whole family. The Skyline Walk and Thrill Walk also offers fantastic views of the Swiss Alps.

Birg in Switzerland
Next stop in Birg

Birg in Switzerland
Skyline Walk at Birg

Birg in Switzerland
Thrill Walk at Birg

Birg in Switzerland
Thrill Walk at Birg

Birg in Switzerland
Walking on rope at Birg

The following cable car from Birg will bring you straight to the Schilthorn. Immerse yourself here in the world of James Bond and enjoy the stunning view of the Alps.

Website Schilthorn: schilthorn.ch

Schilthorn in Switzerland
Alps and rotating restaurant at the Schilthorn

Schilthorn in Switzerland
View of the mountains surrounding the Schilthorn

Schilthorn in Switzerland
View of the mountains surrounding the Schilthorn

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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We're a family of five from the picturesque scenery of Belgium. Come along with us as we share stories from our journeys so far. And if you're curious about any of the places we've visited, don't hesitate to ask. Your dream European getaway is within reach, and we're here to make it extraordinary!

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