Piz Gloria, Schilthorn, Switzerland
Many scenes were filmed at Piz Gloria for the 1969 James Bond 007 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Piz Gloria is located on top of Schilthorn, a 2,970 metre high summit in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, above Mürren. It's Blofeld's clinical research institute, and Bond spends some time there, eventually destroying the whole place. In real life though, the Bond production team actually helped financing the completion of the unique revolving restaurant and the helicopter landing platform.
Piz Gloria is well worth a visit. Not only is it a major Bond location, but as the longest aerial cableway in the Alps, the Schilthorn/Piz Gloria provides stunning panoramic views over Switzerland. Over 200 mountain peaks in a spectacular landscape are revealed as the world's first revolving mountaintop restaurant slowly turns. The revolving restaurant offers 400 seats, arranged on two revolving solar-powered platforms. You can enjoy the panoramic view from every seat. The legendary "Martini, shaken not stirred" can be tasted at the James Bond Bar. In the Touristorama extracts of On Her Majesty's Secret Service are shown. Or enjoy the special James Bond breakfast, served daily from 08.00 to 11.00 am.
Reservation and information:
Tel. +41 33 82 60 007
Fax +41 33 82 60 009
Where to stay
An appropriate hotel to stay at during your visit of Mürren would be Hotel Jungfrau Mürren, which can be briefly seen in OHMSS, when Bond is picked up by Tracy in her car after he makes a call to London in the phone booth. (The hotel looks quite different today than in the film).
Another good hotel would be the Hotel Schweizerhof in the city of Bern (which is about an hour drive away from Mürren). The exterior shot of the office of the Swiss lawyer Gumbold was filmed here. On one of the center top balconys (where it currently displays the name of the hotel "HOTEL SCHWEIZENHOF"), Bond receives the decoder machines via a crane. In this office, Bond learns that Blofeld is corresponding with London College of Arms' genealogist Sir Hilary Bray, attempting to claim the title 'Comte Balthazar de Bleuchamp'.