Nibble and rotate at Piz Gloria atop Schilthorn

Jean Pierre Contasti

The Lauterbrunnen Valley, within the Bernese Alps, is the location of some of the most iconic and spectacular summits on this range. Certainly, the mountainous landscapes that surround this incredible Swiss location are home to towering peaks, perennially covered in snow. Moreover, one of them features a unique restaurant which, at an altitude of 2,970 meters, proudly looks around at this high corner of Europe. In other words, a visit to the Schilthorn, where you can nibble at Piz Gloria, is an Alpine experience you won’t forget.

Cable car station on the snow-covered summit of an Alpine peak
Unique experiences await at the summit of Schilthorn (Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Switzerland) | Photo by Schilthornbahn

From the valley floor, reach the small village of Stechelberg, from where a cable car will take you, stopping at Gimmelwald, into mountain-perched Mürren. Once there, another airway ascends to the Schilthorn, whose summit is occupied by a revolving restaurant. Incredibly enough, the then-half-finished building served as a filming location for the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, standing as the hideout of the villainous Ernst Stavro Blofeld. So, at almost 3,000 meters high, reach the facilities of Piz Gloria, not without first taking a look at the beautiful and pristine Alps and, on clear days, as far as the Mont Blanc.

A restaurant table, and a lookout seen through a glass window
Dine in Piz Gloria while its rotation allows you to behold the beauty of the Bernese Alps | Photo by Yesuitus2001

Afterwards, as you sit at a table or in front of the bar, behold curiously at the Bond-themed memorabilia. Surely, while seeing the mountains glide, order from the varied menu, featuring salad and soup buffets, as well as cold dishes and snacks. Also, you’ll be able to taste main courses from local and international cuisine, before ending your meal with a sweet dessert. To sum up, enjoy the feeling of a 360º rotating destination while dining atop one of Europe’s highest peaks.

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