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Piz Gloria

Saga James Bond
Movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service Peter Hunt (1969)
Following in the footsteps of Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Telly Savalas), SPECTRE leader James Bond (George Lazenby) visits Piz Gloria in Switzerland.
Piz Gloria Schilthorn Switzerland
Piz Gloria Schilthorn Switzerland. (Photo credit: James Petts on Flickr)

“- I have ordered you a steak Piz Gloria. I hope you enjoy it.

– Thank you, I’m sure I will.”

Fräulein Irma Bunt (Isle Steppat) and James Bond (George Lazenby)

In order to infiltrate the premises, transformed into a “clinic” to treat specific allergies, James Bond (George Lazenby) pretends to be the genealogist Sir Hilary Bray. The latter having an appointment with Blofeld to research the title of Count de Bleuchamp that he covets.

On the spot, James Bond finds himself in the company of twelve young women from every continent.

They have no idea that they are being used by SPECTRE to spread a deadly disease around the world.

James Bond betrays himself by giving an erroneous detail of which Sir Hilary Bray was aware.

In exchange for permission to turn on the site still under construction, production built a helicopter landing platform, fitted out the restaurant interior and put in place the mechanism to allow the structure to turn.

When the restaurant opened, the name Piz Gloria, used in the film and mentioned in Ian Fleming’s eponymous novel, was kept as a tribute to 007.

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While filming at Piz Gloria, Telly Savalas met Dani Sheridan, aka Sally Adams, mother of Nicollette Sheridan who plays Edie Britt in Desperate Housewives. From their union was born a child, Nick Savalas.

Scene at Piz Gloria's in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Scene at Piz Gloria’s in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene at Piz Gloria's in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Scene at Piz Gloria’s in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene at Piz Gloria's in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Scene at Piz Gloria’s in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. (Photo credit: EON Productions)
Scene at Piz Gloria's in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Scene at Piz Gloria’s in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. (Photo credit: EON Productions)

Piz Gloria

Built in 1969, the Piz Gloria is a magnificent panoramic revolving restaurant located at an altitude of 2,970 m at the top of the Schilthorn in Switzerland.

To reach this restaurant, it is better not to be afraid of heights! You have to take a cable car and not just any cable car since it is the “steepest” in the world.

Starting from a point 400 m high, the machine rises 2.103 m over 7 km for 30 minutes.

The Piz Gloria was expanded in the 1990s to serve 400 meals while keeping its original character and its revolving platform, now powered by solar energy.

The establishment owes its name to Ian Fleming’s novel The Secret Service of Her Majesty, whose eponymous film was shot within these walls. The production even participated financially and technically in the work.

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By Damien Duarte

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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