Schilthorn aka Piz Gloria
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Schilthorn aka Piz Gloria

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The Schilthorn is a 2,970 metre high summit in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland, above Mürren.

It has a panorama, which spans from the Titlis, Jungfrau, Mönch, Eiger, over the Bernese Alps and the Jura mountains up to the Vosges Mountains and the Black Forest. Mont Blanc is also just visible.

To get to the Schilthorn from the valley floor either of a series of four cable cars must be taken. 

There is a panoramic revolving restaurant, named Piz Gloria, at the summit, which is where the James Bond movie 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' was set.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schilthorn

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