James Bond - 007 ELEMENTS & "SPECTRE" 007 IN A SECRET MISSION IN SÖLDEN IN TYROL
Sölden, the hotspot in the Alps, combines sports, action and enjoyment at the highest level plus snow reliability from October through May. In face of this variety, even James Bond shows himself shaken and stirred – in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Spectre’, for which the coolest action scenes were shot in Sölden and in the new, unique James Bond cinematic installation 007 ELEMENTS.
Bond and the Mountains, an almost traditional alliance continued in Sölden. The world famous winter destination has a lot to offer: BIG3 – three ski mountains higher than 3000 meters – plus 145 slope kilometers, yearly held Ski World Cup Opening, Adrenalin Cup, culinary peak pleasures at the ice Q gourmet restaurant, unique après-ski fun, top concerts and event highlights scheduled all winter.
Even Daniel Craig as Agent 007 can‘t resist: Sölden is absolutely sexy. Reason enough for producer Sam Mendes to choose the hot spot in the Alps as one of the top film locations and ‘fantastic places’ for the ‘Spectre’ James Bond adventure. And in the spectacular cinematic installation 007 ELEMENTS James Bond fans and film buffs get to dive into the world of the British secret agent!
007 ELEMENTS JAMES BOND AT 3,050 M ABOVE SEA LEVEL
In 007 ELEMENTS Sölden has a spectacular and globally unique James Bond cinematic installation, situated above 3050m, which provides inspiration and insight into the filming of a James Bond film!
007 ELEMENTS is located in its own specifically designed building inside the Gaislachkogl. The building extends over an area of 1300 m² across two floors and is situated directly alongside the ice Q Restaurant, the location of the Hoffler Klinik in Spectre where James Bond met Madeleine Swann for the first time and the spectacular pursuit in the film begins.
WHAT CAN VISITORS EXPECT?
At 007 ELEMENTS, visitors will set off on a journey through various interactive high-tech galleries which revolve around the trademark and classic components of a James Bond film – magnificent title sequences, a dramatic backdrop, breath-taking action scenes, cars, technical trickery, unique film locations, cult studio sets and, of course, a wide range of convincing characters. 007 ELEMENTS focuses primarily on Spectre and the scenes filmed in Sölden but also covers other chapters in the history of the 24 James Bond films.
The perfect symbiosis of state-of-the-art technology and sober, contemporary architecture lets 007 ELEMENTS become a stellar experience in the hotspot of the Alps. 007 ELEMENTS is a joint project by EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), which currently holds all the rights to the James Bond movies, and the cable car company Sölden.
Opening hours, information & prices 007 ELEMENTS
daily from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm ( Last entrance 3.30 pm)
9 am to 11 am
11 am to 1 pm
1 pm to 3.30 pm
Please note that the two uphill rides on Gaislachkogl Mountain Gondolas from the valley floor to the top station take approx. 30 minutes.
With a valid admission ticket access is possible within the booked timeslot. The length of your visit doesn’t depend on the entry time and you can explore the single exhibition rooms as long as you want without any time limit.
WARM clothes are recommended. The installation is not heated.
Recommended minimum age: 12 years.
Tickets are available from the Bergbahnen Sölden ticket offices located at Gaislachkogl Mountain Gondola base, middle and top station as well as Giggijoch Mountain Gondola base station
ADMISSION TO 007 ELEMENTS
Adults: € 22,-
Youth (2002-2006): € 17,-
Children (2007-2013): € 12,-
The admission fee does not include the ride on Gaislachkogl Mountain Gondolas I + II.
COMBINED TICKET – GONDOLA RIDE & ADMISSION Guests without a valid lift ticket (e.g. without skipass) can purchase a combined ticket including the ride on Gaislachkogl Mountain Gondolas I + II and the admission to 007 ELEMENTS.
Adults: € 54,-
Youth (2002-2006): € 49,-
Children (2007-2013): € 30,-
007 ELEMENTS by night
Every Wednesday in winter, 007 ELEMENTS invites you to enjoy a unique experience – in the evening, when Sölden is transformed into a sea of light, the cinematic installation at 3050m altitude opens its doors!
Above the clouds...
Enjoy an impressive helicopter flight above the original filming locations for the James Bond SPECTRE film, while taking in the breath-taking views of the summits of the three-thousand metre mountains. Then head way up above 3000m altitude and head out in the footsteps of James Bond. Pay a visit to the James Bond cinematic installation – 007 ELEMENTS – the only one of its kind in the world, before then being indulged at the ice Q gourmet restaurant.
James Bond SPECTRE THE STORY OF THE 007 SHOOT IN SÖLDEN
SPECTRE at ice Q THE EXCLUSIVE FILMING LOCATION IN SÖLDEN
007 at 3048 metres above sea level
Gourmet restaurant ice Q
The ice Q restaurant and Agent 007 filming spot on Gaislachkogl might be quite as legendary as James Bond himself. The gourmet restaurant opened in 2013, ranks among the most spectacular Alpine buildings due to its location at 3048 meters above sea level. Characterized by its purist architecture, the 900 m² glass facades are glittering in the bright sunshine, overlooking the breathtaking scenery of the Ötztal Alps.
„It‘s almost surrealistic, it resembles a painting,“ stated actor Dave Bautista when he first arrived on top of the peak. The ice Q glass cube plays an important role in the movie. Not as a gourmet temple but as a futurist hospital where villain Christoph Waltz pursues his devilish plans… Also the peak of Gaislachkogl is one of the photo call spots in the new „Spectre“ movie.
"SPECTRE" shooting in Sölden FACTS & FIGURES
Agent 007 in Sölden
WHAT DOES SÖLDEN EXPECT FROM SPECTRE?
“A vast number of „James Bond“ and „Spectre“ announcements in the international press and innumerous press releases about Sölden have added to very positive image building. The overall PR value for Sölden is surely enormous”, emphasises Jakob Falkner, CEO of the Cable Car Company Sölden. Even the decision to take film scenes in Sölden for the first „Winter Bond“ after many years, is a great honor and distinction for the holiday resort.
In all probability the shooting locations will become highly coveted in the filming scene, especially when it comes to winter shootings. On occasion of the international movie shooting start producer Sam Mendes announced the following in front of the international press: „We are taking Bond back to the Alps, to the snow again, in Sölden in Austria.“
The first „behind the scenes“ video released by Sony Pictures focused almost entirely on the movie shooting in Sölden. Right at the start Bond Girl Léa Seydoux officially declared: „We are in Austria in a beautiful place called Sölden.“ The marvelous video was clicked on YouTube millions of times within only a few weeks – months before the official film premiere. In the course of several press statements, Ötztal‘s number one winter destination was mentioned as one of the main movie shooting locations.
Behind the scenes in Sölden at ice Q THE VIDEO
Behind the scenes in Sölden at ice Q THE VIDEO
WHICH EQUIPMENT WAS REQUIRED ON THE SPOT?
80 trucks with high-tech equipment
80 minivans, 50 Pickups, 45 Range Rovers
Two Britten-Norman Islander aircrafts
A giant storage area covering several thousands of square meters was installed for the trucks, trailers and technical equipment in close vicinity to the base station of Gaislachkogl mountain gondola.
HOW BIG WAS THE ENTIRE FILM TEAM? During peak times, there was a huge film team of up to 600 people working on the movie shooting in Sölden. This production was fairly enormous although Sölden is used to organize big events.