Into the Swiss Alps

Monday, May 1, 2017

From the village of Lauterbrunnen, we took a cable car up to the summit of Schilthorn (9,744 ft) to get a closer look at the Alps. From the valley floor to the summit, the weather was dramatically colder and we were surrounded by stunning, snow-covered mountain peaks. It was quite the change of scenery.

Once at the top, there are panoramic views of the Swiss Alps, some ski runs, a revolving restaurant, and a 007 James Bond Museum. The revolving restaurant, Piz Gloria, was featured in the 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service. If you remember the old film where there is a gun chase on skis, that's the one. It felt silly just how much everything was branded around James Bond... we ate burgers in the restaurant with 007 stamped into the toasted buns. Before the James Bond movie, it was just a stunning place to be closer to the mountains, the real stars here, and I think I would have preferred it that way.

Either way, we loved the experience and the views and would recommend it, even though the tickets to get up there were overpriced. We wouldn't have been able to experience the Alps up close any other way within a couple hours.

- Julia & Yuriy



5 comments :

  1. What a small lovely village with amazing views!

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  2. I love the Swiss Alps.. or really just the Alps in general. So massive, so beautiful! | http://ourpassportpages.com/

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    1. This was our first encounter with the Alps! Hoping next time we can ski them. :)

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  3. I love this blog dear Yuriy & Julia. It started few days before I flew to Istanbul last month when I was looking for what to do in Istanbul and found one of your post about Turkey. Honestly after I found this blog I had more interest about Istanbul (I had zero expectation about Turkey! just want to fly from where I'm living now in West Africa). Then I lingered upon more and more on the other posts. My fav so far is SANTORINI! OMG! :) The Power of Hair too, till now, if I have spare time I open this page again :)


    Cheers,
    Azis.

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    1. Hey Azis, thanks for checking out the blog! We also didn't know what to expect in Turkey but always tell people it's one of our favorite places. We spent about a month there total and would love to return.

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