Visiting Schilthorn Piz Gloria for 360 degrees of the Swiss Skyline
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Episode 93: Visiting Schilthorn Piz Gloria for 360 degree views of the Swiss Skyline

March 6, 2024 Last Updated on March 7, 2024

Is the Berner Oberland and the famous Jungfrau Region one of the destinations you’re planning to visit in Switzerland?  For many of you, my guess is that your answer is a resounding YES.

And let me just say, you’re going to love it!

One of the things I love so much about the region is the huge array of mountain excursions that you can enjoy.  But that also creates its own problem – how do you decide which ones – or which one, if you’re short on time – to do?

Today’s guest is here to tell us all about one of the region’s most popular mountains to visit, the Schilthorn, which you can reach from Lauterbrunnen, just 25 minutes from Interlaken.

I’ve known Alan Ramsay for over ten years and his enthusiasm for the Schilthorn is contagious.  It was Alan who convinced me about 5 years ago to push through my fear of heights and take the cable car up to the Schilthorn summit. 

I’m so glad he did!  I was absolutely blown away by the views from the top – at 2,970 metres (or around 9,700 feet) above sea level – and I’ve since visited the Schilthorn on numerous occasions.

I’ll let Alan tell you about all the fantastic reasons to visit the Schilthorn, and about the exciting new project that’s currently taking place.

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Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • Top things to do at the Schilthorn
  • Enjoying a delicious brunch at Piz Gloria revolving restaurant.
  • The Schilthorn cable car project that is currently underway
  • Various ways to reach the famous  Mürren mountain village
  • How long you should allow for your Schilthorn excursion
  • Why you should include a visit to the Schilthorn in your Switzerland vacation

Our Guest

Carolyn Schonafinger and Alan Ramsay at Schilthorn Piz Gloria
Alan Ramsay with Holidays to Switzerland’s Carolyn Schönafinger at the Schilthorn.

Scottish born and bred, Alan Ramsay visited Mürren for a ski holiday 34 years ago – and he never left!

After managing a hotel in Mürren for a number of years, he then started working for Schilthorn Cableways.

Alan is now Head of Markets and is in charge of the markets in Southeast Asia , GCC, India, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.


Useful Schilthorn resources

How to get to the Schilthorn

Option 1

  • Lauterbrunnen to Stechelberg by bus
  • Stechelberg to Mürren by cable car
  • Mürren to Schilthorn (via Birg) by cable car

Option 2

  • Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp by cable car
  • Grütschalp to Mürren (via Winteregg) by train
  • Mürren to Schilthorn (via Birg) by cable car

Check timetables on the Schilthorn website.

Further reading: How to plan a Schilthorn excursion

Eiger Monch and Jungfrau from Schilthorn Piz Gloria
There are breathtaking views from the Schilthorn summit.
Birg station at Mt. Schilthorn
Birg intermediate station is home to the Thrill Walk and Skyline Walk.

Schilthorn ticket prices

A round trip ticket to the Schilthorn from Stechelberg by cable car or from Lauterbrunnen via Grütschalp by cable/train/cable car costs CHF 108 per adult. > Buy your ticket here.

Discounts apply to holders of a Swiss Travel Pass, Swiss Half Fare Card, Berner Oberland Pass or Jungfrau Travel Pass.

🎧 Other Schilthorn podcast episodes

Schilthorn Project 20XX and Schilthorn Brunch (previously called the James Bond Brunch)

Watch a video about the Schilthorn Project 20XX and see what a Schilthorn Brunch looks like here.

Train with Eiger Monch and Jungfrau backdrop
The easy hiking trail between Grütschalp and Mürren runs beside the railway line in places and offers stunning views.
View over Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau from Allmendhubel
If time permits, include a visit to Allmendhubel in your Schilthorn excursion.

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