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Switzerland’s ‘James Bond mountain’ set for new cable car link

Switzerland’s ‘James Bond mountain’ set for new cable car link

Switzerland is proud of its involving into the filming process od the most famous spy drama, many episodes of which were filming on the Swiss landscapes. Now, the Swiss authorities are set for Piz Gloria new cable car link to make it better, not bigger, TheLocal reported.

The cable car service which takes visitors up to the Piz Gloria restaurant that starred in the 1969 Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is set for a makeover.
The plan is to replace the existing cable car link with a faster, more frequent service.

The arrival of the new cable car service would see the transit time from Stechelberg to the top of the 2,970-metre mountain (a spectacular climb of 2,103 metres) cut from 32 minutes to just 19 minutes. The cable car operator promised in a press release that the new three-stage service would “not be bigger, but better.” The existing Stechelberg-Gimmelwald-Mürren cable car service will keep running to ensure regular public transport connections on the valley floor, Swiss regional daily Berner Zeitung reported.

James Bond producers are fans of Swiss landscapes

Switzerland is the favourite filming location place for the 007 producers, Swiss landscapes are really matched spy storylines for drama. by the way, on one of the most dramatic opening sequences of any Bond film, Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as Bond sees the British agent jumping off an immense dam in Russia. The scene was actually filmed at the Contra dam in the Vezasca valley in the canton of Ticino.

The Piz Gloria restaurant is associated only with James Bond fans, the restaurant even offering a James Bond brunch. It offers stunning views of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch summits. The breathtaking views make to fall in love with Swiss landscapes once and forever. The world-famous restaurant was still being built when it was used as a location for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

In the 1969 film – the only Bond movie to star Australia’s George Lazenby as the world’s most famous secret agent – the restaurant, which revolves 360 degrees every 55 minutes, was the lair of Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.