Schilthorn / Piz Gloria
The Schilthorn is a 2,970 metre high summit of the Bernese Alps, overlooking the valley of Lauterbrunnen in the Swiss canton of Bern. It is the highest mountain in the range lying north of the Sefinenfurgge Pass.
The Schilthorn lies above the village of Mürren, from where a cable car leads to its summit. To get to the Schilthorn from the valley floor either of a series of cable cars must be taken. The cable cars begin in Stechelberg leaving to Gimmelwald and then onto Mürren. From Mürren another cable car is taken to Birg, which is the final change before the Schilthorn. This cable airway is the longest and was the most technically challenging airway to be built.
There is a panoramic revolving restaurant, named Piz Gloria, at the summit, which is where the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service was set. A famous black ski run featured in the film starts at the summit and leads down to the Engetal below Birg. The restaurant revolves a full 360 degrees in 55 minutes.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Trummelbach Falls (6 km), Jungfraujoch (12 km), St. Beatus Caves (15 km), Thun (Switzerland) (27 km), Berne (Switzerland) (53 km), Lucerne (Switzerland) (65 km), Neuchâtel (Switzerland) (84 km), Zug (Switzerland) (86 km), Lausanne (Switzerland) (92 km), Bellinzona (Switzerland) (99 km), Liestal Fasnacht 2014 (101 km), Zurich (Switzerland) (105 km), Lugano (Switzerland) (106 km), Augusta Raurica (109 km), Basel (Switzerland) (114 km), Fortress Museum Crestawald (124 km), Via Mala (124 km), Como (Italy) (127 km), Chur (Switzerland) (134 km), St. Blasien (Germany) (136 km)