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Switzerland celebrates 50 years of James Bond movie ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’

George Lazenby, along with an illustrious roll-call of cast and other protagonists in the iconic James Bond movie On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, descended on the Schilthorn in Switzerland last weekend to celebrate the movie’s 50th anniversary.

Thanks to the movie, which was filmed from 21 October 1968 to 17 May 1969 in the village of Mürren and on the Schilthorn summit, this peak is now often referred to as the ‘James Bond mountain’.

“Without the film, the Schilthorn as an excursion peak with its famous revolving restaurant, Piz Gloria, wouldn’t exist in its current form”, Schilthorn Cableway CEO Christoph Egger said.

To celebrate the anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, an anniversary tour initiated and led by Martijn Mulder took in film settings and locales in Portugal before culminating in the event on the Schilthorn – Piz Gloria.

James Bond movie celebration in Switzerland [2]

Some 280 Bond devotees congregated in and around Mürren on Saturday, where among scenic carriage and helicopter rides, Erich Glavitza, the coordinator of the famous stock car race, shared his memories with the fans at the site where the scene was filmed.

James Bond tribute band Q The Music Show rounded off the evening’s entertainment, with the guests hitting the dance floor to the ever-popular classic Bond tunes.

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