Where We Be
As you revolve, you pass fixed tags that identify the different mountains you're seeing
Schilthorn, Switzerland
The Schilthorn and its famous revolving restaurant are totally worth it on a sunny day
Even the coffee cups have 007 logos!
007 is everywhere at the Schilthorn. Go if you're a Bond fan -- or even if you're not. The views alone are worth it at this "eye in the sky."
The James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service was filmed here. A bad guy had his head slammed through one of these metal circles!
As we went up the cable car on our first trip, we could see the town of Murren perched precariously on the edge of a steep dropoff
One of my favorite pictures from our Switzerland trip. This one was taken in the early morning during our second cable car ride to the top.
After a week of marginal weather, you can't imagine how excited we were to finally have a blue day dawn
So beautiful!
Bullseye!
This was the panoramic view from the outdoor terrace at the Schilthorn.
It certainly feels like the top of the world!
The sign identifying the different peaks is covered in a fresh dusting of snow
Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau -- the big three -- are straight ahead. In English their names mean "Ogre, Monk, and Young Woman."
The panoramic views are 360 -- a camera can only capture one frame at a time, but your eyes!
After getting our fill of the views from the terrace, we headed inside to the revolving restaurant for a hot cup of coffee -- and more views
First, a few pictures from our first trip to the top. It got mistier the higher we climbed.
At the top it became almost laughable -- we couldn't see anything! (Still, this picture has a kind of odd beauty to it.)
Our "view" from the Schilthorn terrace on our first trip. Just compare this to the pictures further below!
The Schilthorn is a high summit in the Bernese
Alps and the site of a revolving restaurant that
feels like it's at the top of the world. The James
Bond movie
On Her Majesty's Secret Service was
filmed here
. Since we had a 6-day Schilthorn
Pass that made it "free," we made two trips to
the top. The first was on an overcast day, and by
the time we got to the top we found ourselves
completely socked in by fog. Our second trip
was much more successful -- in fact, it was one
of the highlights of our time in the Jungfrau
region. We awoke to blue skies (hooray!) and by
7:30 am we were taking the long cable car ride
up. The views along the way were amazing, and
the views AT the top were even more amazing!
How wonderful to see Switzerland in sunshine.
We hung out on the terraces on a near-perfect
morning enjoying clear views of Eiger, Monch,
and Jungfrau, then ducked inside for a coffee at
one of the tables in the revolving restaurant.
Window view of peaks at one of the halfway stations to the top