- Day 01 Allmendhubel Schilthorn Gruetschalp - Day 02 Bern - Day 03
- Day 01
- Day 02 Rothorn Sunnegga - Day 03 Zmutt Gornergrat Rotenboden - Day 04 Gornergrat Rotenboden Riffelberg Riffelalp Klein Matterhorn - Day 05 Riffelalp-Sunnegga Findeln - Day 06 Trockener Steg Klein Matterhorn Schwarzsee Zmutt
The following morning, as expected the weather was bad....
The mountains surrounding the village of Muerren were totally covered with clouds, or more like Muerren was in the clouds which hung low.
In spite of bad weather, I headed to the summit of the Schilthorn.
Today's purpose wasn't the view from the summit.
Guess what it was?
The reason for the visit was the famous restaurant "Piz Gloria" on the summit!
It is the world's first revolving mountain-top restaurant and it is alos the location of the 007 movie "On Her Majestys Secret Service".
Next to the restaurant was a viewing terrace. I first stopped there to see the view.
From time to time the mountain peaks were visible through the broken clouds so I went out of the station building followed the other people.
BUT it was extremely cold there....
The clouds would roll in with the wind and as soon as I was immersed in the clouds, my eyelashed and nose hair froze!
Then the clouds would roll out again and the sun would shine. It happened over and over. That was a completely terrifying experience. This must be what it's like to get lost in the winter mountains....
I rushed into the comfortable and warm restaurant.
I ordered this touristy price "007 special pasta"!!
I'll leave the taste of it to your imagination....
If you forget to watch the movie "On Her Majestys Secret Service" before visit there, it is OK because you can see a short advertising movie of the Schilthorn in the station building. Don't miss it!