Schilthorn – Piz Gloria
The Schilthorn is a summit in Europe, in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland. It overlooks the valley of Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland, and 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.
Ride to the Schilthorn
It just takes you 32 minutes by Cable car to reach the summit of the Schilthorn, on 2970 m. Enjoy the beautiful view of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (UNESCO World Heritage) and on more than 200 other summits.
Arrival by public transport
Interlaken is easily reached by rail, either via Basel – Bern – Spiez or via Lucerne over the Brünig Pass. Change trains at Interlaken Ost for Lauterbrunnen, where a postbus takes you to the valley station of the Schilthorn aerial cableway in Stechelberg. The aerial cableway to Mürren departs every 30 minutes.
Arrival by road
Stechelberg can be reached on good roads throughout the year, taking the Wilderswil / Interlaken motorway exit and travelling via Lauterbrunnen (approx. 20 min.) The aerial cableway to Mürren departs every 30 minutes.
History of the Schilthorn cableway
Various projects to build a railway to the Schilthorn existed as far back as the late 19th century. The peak was already famous among climbers as an exceptionally beautiful vantage point, but the geology of the mountain did not lend itself to the building of a railway.
During the following decades, several more projects for making the Schilthorn accessible to tourists were presented.
Only in the early 1960’s, the aerial cable-car industry had made enough progress to tackle such a demanding project.
Under the leadership of Ernst Feuz from Mürren, a determined group of pioneers finally overcame the considerable financial and technical difficulties, and in 1967 the Schilthorn summit was finally made accessible to the general public. Most people would have been more than satisfied with the achievement of constructing the world’s longest aerial cableway, with all the problems posed in building at that high altitude. But Ernst Feuz was not like most people, he wanted more! He dreamed of creating a unique experience for all visitors, enjoying the breathtaking scenery.
So he developed the revolutionary idea of building the world’s first revolving restaurant at 3000 m altitude. Of course, everyone thought he was mad! But he realised his dream – and that is where James Bond made his entrance!
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