In our 9 days Europe trip plan, we had 2 days or rather 1.5 day for Interlaken (Switzerland). Switzerland, the name itself brings lot of joy inside and all beautiful nature filled mountains with full of greenery comes to your mind. For anyone, any day, I must say Switzerland is a dream place to be. We had the same sort of feelings and were thrilled to be part of this life time experience. Since we had no prior bookings for any adventure, we had two choices to witness the top of Europe; Jungfraujoch (top of Europe) or Schilthorn (007 famed). Jungfraujoch lies at a height of 3,466 meters (11,371 ft) above sea level and Schilthorn is at height of 2,970 metres (9744 ft). Looking at the weather reports, day schedule and ticket price, we went with Schilthorn option and must say it didn’t put us down.
Start of the Day
To reach any of the mountain, we had to board the train for which no prior booking is needed. We reached to Interlaken OST station around 11.45 AM and I must say it was a very late start. Though we were committed to see one of the top mountains.
It is most benefited to go to such a top place when weather is sunny. Though most of the time it is not like that and on top of that you can’t predict. One moment it is sunny and another moment, it could be cloudy. We had a moderate weather prediction and coming to such a place I didn’t want to miss the change to go there.
Jungfraujoch ticket was around 200 Euro and for Schilthorn it was costing around 120 Euro per person. Looking at the weather report, day schedule and price factor, we decided to go ahead with Schilthorn. Our purpose was to be on one of the top mountain and if it comes with 80 Euro less price then why not to go save something.
Schilthorn mountain is more famous for its connection with James Bond 007 fame movie ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’.
Revolving restaurant with panoramic view, James Bond champagne breakfast, 007-Burger.
Train from Interlaken Ost to Lauterbrunnen, Postbus to Stechelberg, cable car in four sections via Gimmelwald, Mürren and Birg to the Schilthorn; or from Lauterbrunnen cable car to the Grütschalp, narrow-gauge train to Mürren, on foot through the village (15 minutes) and cable car to the Schilthorn.
A life time encounter with majestic mountain peaks on the Swiss skyline with Eiger, Munch and Jungfrau and 200 other summits. A breathtaking view and feeling like being in heaven ensures you the worth of money paid. The journey to reach from Interlaken OST station to Lauterbrunnen and then further connecting cable car is itself enthralling and filled with dream come true feeling. So beautiful, so amazed mountains covered with snow, Christmas trees with snow toppings, what more you could think of nature. You feel just be part of this breathtaking view and never go back.