Visiting the Schilthorn - Piz Gloria video in 4K (click on the picture to play)
This beautiful view is in Stechelberg, Switzerland, I'm standing just outside the cable car station that will take me up to the summit of the Schilthorn
The roof of the Schilthornbahn AG (cable car station) in Stechelberg, the Bernese Alps in the background
Gimmelwald cable car station, the second cable car stop of five to reach the summit of Schilthorn
I took a quick look around the cable car station of Gimmelwald and got a snap of this wonderful Swiss chalet, its on stilts so it can be used throughout the snowy season
The Bernese Alps, particularly the mountains of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, as seen from the cable car arrival platform at Birg
On the deck of Birg cable car station and a summit of the Bernese Alps (2,684 m)
The Skyline Walk, a observation deck at Birg, is suspended over the vertical abyss with a amazing view of the Bernese Alps!
One of my favourite photos I've taken of Switzerland, the Bernese Alps, The Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau, as seen from Birg observation deck
Snow plow machine I spotted in Birg
Up that other summit is my goal today, the Schilthorn Piz Gloria, the building on the right is Birg cable car station - it's just magical up here!
And here we are! the summit of the Schilthorn and the World famous Piz Gloria 360-degree revolving restaurant! on the right here is 007 Walk of Fame and a breathtaking 360 view of the Bernese Alps and beyond :)
I took this photo from the deck of the Schilthorn, the lush mountains and valleys of the Bernese Alps
A 007 styled photo cannon of the Jungfrau mountain, the highest point in Europe at at 4,158 meters (13,642 ft) - few clouds covering it but it did appear once or twice!
I like the huge snowpack o this Bernese mountain in this photo - you could imagine that could lead to a avalanche if it broke, couple of Corvids flying around too
Schilthorn Piz Gloria is famous for being the film location for the iconic Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" released in 1969, in fact the building and restaurant was only half built when the Bond team secured a deal to finish of the project and film the movie there!
The deck of the Schilthorn Piz Gloria is not only a spot for a breathtaking 360 view of the surrounding mountains but was also the place where the curling scene in Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" took place (as seen in the next photo)
The curling scene in Bond movie "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" on the Schilthorn Piz Gloria, they also built a working helicopter pad on here for the film but thats another story...
Information plaque about the curling scene featured in the previous two photos
The toilets in Schilthorn Piz Gloria are not only Bond themed but also when you use a cubical they play audio from the film - the Bond girls loo's!
The Bonds loo's!
This photo for me sums up how elevated these summits are! the building perched on the top of that mountain is Birg cable car station, 2677 metres above sea level and I'm taking this photo even higher at the Schilthorn 2,970 metres above sea level!
This is the Swiss town of Murren (1638m) which is about halfway between the first cable car departure point of Stechelberg and the summit of the Schilthorn - must be a amazing place to live!
The Alti Metzg, Dorfladen und Bistro in Murren
Some of the views from Murren village - wow!
Lauterbrunnen railway station c.1890 which is also connected to the Murren - Lauterbrunnen cable car station via an underground walkway
These special rack railway system trains stationed at Lauterbrunnen railway station depart to Wengen railway station enroute to the Jungfrau mountain
Walking through the streets of quintessential Swiss town of Lauterbrunnen
You can just make out in the middle of this photo one of the yellow-green rack railway trains from the photo earlier (Lauterbrunnen railway station) riding up the moutian in the background on route to Wengen
One of the chalets in Lauterbrunnen village
Kirche Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen church)
Staubbach Falls, Lauterbrunnen, this famous waterfall drops 297 metres (974 feet) and forms a cascade so high that it is almost lost in spray before it reaches the level of the valley!