Schilthorn

Vacation Travel Guide

Travel to the top of this spectacular mountain to dine in its revolving restaurant, which once featured in a James Bond movie.

Ski, hike, take in fantastic views and dine in a mountaintop revolving restaurant when you travel up the Schilthorn. At 9,744 feet (2,970 meters) above sea level, this is the highest mountain in the Bernese Alps north of the Sefinenfurgge Pass.

Reach the peak by taking a cable car from the village of Murren, which sits below the mountain. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes. Once you arrive at the summit, take your time to enjoy the views. Look over the Bernese Alps and the Jura mountains up to the Black Forest and beyond. You can see spectacular peaks such as the Titlis and Jungfrau, with Mont Blanc just visible in the distance.

The Schilthorn is the Bernese Alps’ highest altitude destination for winter sports and there is usually snow on the ground well into spring. Here you can ski, snowboard, snow hike and go speeding down toboggan runs.

Have a break from your snow-based exertions with a meal at the Piz Gloria restaurant. The revolving restaurant takes about 45 minutes to rotate in a complete circle, offering stunning alpine views no matter where you are sitting. Piz Gloria has a prominent place in movie history, because it starred as a research clinic belonging to the villainous Ernst Blofeld in the 1969 Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

While you are here, browse the restaurant’s James Bond exhibition, which features details of how it was made, movie clips and the original screenplay. Ride the helicopter simulator and recreate the bobsleigh chase scene from the movie.

Schilthorn isn’t only a winter destination. During the summer, go on one of the well-marked hiking routes through the alpine region. They include the Children’s Adventure Trail, a 1-hour trek suitable for the whole family. From June to August, go to the Skyline View Platform for the summer sunsets.

Murren is the gateway to the Schilthorn and can be reached by train or cable car ride from Lauterbrunnen.

Top Hotels Close to Schilthorn

Hotel Alpenruh
Hotel Alpenruh
3 out of 5
Schilthornbahn AG, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$4,412 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Located in the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out hotel in Lauterbrunnen is within a 5-minute walk of Schilthornbahn Cable Car and Allmendhubelbahn and close to ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (306 reviews)
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Reviewed on 2020/6/30

Hotel Alpenruh
Hotel Blumental
Hotel Blumental
3 out of 5
Lus 1027, Lauterbrunnen
The price is NT$4,665 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Situated in Lauterbrunnen, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Allmendhubelbahn and Schilthornbahn Cable Car. Jungfrau and Aletsch Glacier are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
"I made a reservation in Hotel Blumental but then I was asked to move to Alpenruh, which doesn’t matter too much since I did not know much of a difference. We got in late around 9pm and the next day had breakfast, saw the amazing view at the patio, gone to Jungfrau for the day, and came back again ..."

Reviewed on 2021/8/31

Hotel Blumental
Esthers Guesthouse
Esthers Guesthouse
3 out of 5
Gimmelwald, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,207 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Situated in Lauterbrunnen, this guesthouse is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Allmendhubelbahn and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Schilthornbahn Cable Car. Schilthorn and Kleine ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Winter Wonderland
"Our experience at Esther's Guesthouse was beyond perfect during the new year. Tobias and friends where most humble and welcoming and really made us feel comfortable and at home. This location is the best for this area and having access to both Murren and Lautenbrunnen surrounding villages it really ..."

Reviewed on 2020/1/3

Esthers Guesthouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Schilthorn

Hotel Alpenruh
Hotel Alpenruh
3 out of 5
Schilthornbahn AG, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$4,412 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Hotel Alpenruh
Hotel Blumental
Hotel Blumental
3 out of 5
Lus 1027, Lauterbrunnen
The price is NT$4,665 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Hotel Blumental
Esthers Guesthouse
Esthers Guesthouse
3 out of 5
Gimmelwald, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,207 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 20
Esthers Guesthouse
Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
4 out of 5
Aegerten 1, Murren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$6,824 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Eiger Mürren Swiss Quality Hotel
Pension Gimmelwald
Pension Gimmelwald
2.5 out of 5
Kirchstadt 746a, Lauterbrunnen, CANTON OF BERN
Pension Gimmelwald
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Silberhorn
3 out of 5
Bir Zuben 465, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,706 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Hotel Silberhorn
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Edelweiss
3.5 out of 5
Rauft 1068, Murren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
The price is NT$5,448 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Hotel Edelweiss
Hotel Regina Mürren
Hotel Regina Mürren
2.5 out of 5
Hauptstrasse, Mürren, Lauterbrunnen, BE
Hotel Regina Mürren
Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald
Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald
2 out of 5
Kilchstadt, Lauterbrunnen, BE
Mountain Hostel Gimmelwald
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.