Fancy a meal with a setting epic enough for a James Bond movie? All you need to do is travel 3,000 metres up to the peak of the Schilthorn Mountain and enjoy the breath-taking 360-degree panoramic views from what’s claimed to be the world’s first revolving restaurant.
For those looking for a real Swiss experience in the warmer months, add in a large plate of Piz Gloria Zvieri, which goes way beyond an afternoon snack. Made with different regional meats and cheeses that are cut directly at the table on the traditional vintage slicer, its served with a glass of local red or white wine and stunning views.
Non-mountaineers need not worry, as the Schilthorn cableway offers a smooth and scenic 7,000 metre journey to the summit. Should you want a walk in the fresh mountain air, the Skyline View Platform will give you a chance absorb the stillness of the Swiss Alps atop a truly iconic restaurant. Warmer summer weather also means the opportunity to experience all kinds of seasonal activities, including a wide choice of hiking trails (try the challenging 350-metre summit ascent for incredible views, the popular Mountain View Trail to meander through meadows and forests, or the Flower Trail for a family friendly stroll), a via ferrata route (open mid-June until late October) and a journey out to gawp at the ten mighty glacier waterfalls of the Trümmelbach, accessible via a tunnel elevator.
Back at Piz Gloria, there’s there’s also an interactive James Bond exhibition detailing how the site became a shoot location for the 007 film ‘On Her Majesty's Secret Service’ in 1969. Afterwards, enjoy a martini (shaken, not stirred, of course) while engaging in a shoot-out with baddies on a virtual bobsledding ride.