A new 007 Walk of Fame has opened at Schilthorn, the 2,970m-high summit above Mürren in Switzerland.
This was the location of Blofeld’s famous mountaintop lair in the 1969 Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Blofeld is an iconic Bond baddie – he’s the creepy bald guy who sits in a chair, petting his pet cat (remember Dr Evil in the Austin Powers movies? He’s a Blofeld parody). He’s also head of a global criminal organisation called Spectre… which just happens to be the title of the new Bond film, out later this year. Needless to say, the internet has been buzzing with rumours that Blofeld is set to return, to be played by the amazing Christoph Waltz.
So it’s the perfect time to launch a 007 Walk of Fame at Blofeld’s extraordinary lair.
This is the latest project at Schilthorn, where they’ve embraced not only their James Bond heritage, but also the mind-boggling views of the Alps. Bond World 007, a museum dedicated to the film, opened in 2013, while two observation decks opened in 2013 and 2014, Piz Gloria View and Skyline Walk, respectively.
(FYI, Waltz insists that the name of his character in Spectre is Franz Oberhauser, so unless he’s throwing us a curveball, we might have to wait for another film to see the return of Blofeld.)
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