Schilthorn in Switzerland is a 2.970-meter-high mountain. It can be reached by 4 cable car sections from Stechelberg in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. We went there again in late April 2023 to enjoy the brunch in the revolving restaurant at the top. It is highly recommended to book a table in advance. On the way to Shilthorn, we had to change cable cars in Gimmelwald, Mürren and by the station at Birg. Unfortunately, the Thrill Walk at Birg was closed because there was too much snow. Then we had more time to enjoy the brunch at Schilthorn and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains, like Mönch, Eiger and Jungfrau, just to mention the most distinctive ones. By the way, it is possible to order a Bollinger 007 Edition Champagne to accompany your brunch (ok, we didn’t).
Dogs are welcome in cable cars as well as in the restaurant. Just remember the height of the summits, dogs can feel uncomfortable, so let them adapt slowly.
Apart from the revolving restaurant, there is also a James Bond museum, a souvenir shop and a cinema. It’s all about James Bond. The Schilthorn was the main filming location for the 007 movie “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” in 1968 and 1969. Just like James Bond did, it is still possible to ski down from Shilthorn to Lauterbrunnen. In total, there are about 50 kilometres of ski pistes.
On our way down again, we made a stop in the car-free Mürren in 1.638 meters a.s.l. Mürren is a beautiful old village with a lot of ancient wooden houses. For more than 100 years it has been an important winter sports village with a high number of hotels. We were still able to find room for a cake and a coffee before returning to the Lauterbrunnen Valley (more about the valley in the next post). We stayed at the nice little Camping Breithorn camping site from where we could easily walk to Lauterbrunnen and the cable car station Stechelberg. It’s a very beautiful place to walk with high mountains on both sides along the little river Weisse Lütschine.