Holidays à la James Bond
THE 007-SPECTRE-LOCATIONS IN SÖLDEN
Spectacular settings combined with a unique alpine panorama and absolutely reliable snow conditions – with this unbeatable combination, Sölden in Tirolean Ötztal shines as one of the locations in the new James Bond Blockbuster SPECTRE.
The hotspot in the Alps calls attention to itself in SPECTRE with numerous superlatives: 007 sets off on an action-packed car chase on the Ötztal Glacier Road, the highest road in the Eastern Alps region. And in the glacier tunnel, the highest located tunnel in Europe. That Sölden is also on top in terms of architectural masterpieces, can be seen from the 007-Shooting-Location ice Q on the summit of the Gaislachkogl at 3,048 m above sea level.
So those who want to walk in the footsteps of James Bond for once and combine this with exclusive delectation, have come to the right place here in Sölden. Because with the James Bond package by Das Central, Sölden's only 5-star hotel, you can experience the unique SPECTRE-settings in the most different ways – be it from the air on a spectacular helicopter flight, on skis passing by the locations up-close or during a gourmet lunch in the exclusive ice Q.
In the footsteps of James Bond in Sölden
JAMES BOND FEELING IN THE 5-STAR HOTEL DAS CENTRAL IN SÖLDEN
Behind the scenes of SPECTRE
THE SHOOT IN SÖLDEN
Futuristic design at 3,048 m above sea level
007 in the gourmet restaurant ice Q
On the summit of the Gaislachkogl in Sölden sits the ice Q, the one-of-a-kind James Bond location in the blockbuster SPECTRE. The gourmet restaurant, opened in 2013, numbers among the most spectacular buildings in the Alpine region thanks to its futuristic design and special location at 3,048 m above sea level. The 900 m² glass facade opens up views of the fabulous backdrop of the Ötztal Alps.
“It's surreal, looks like a painting”, raved movie star Dave Bautista, when he arrived at the summit for the first time. In SPECTRE, the ice Q shines not as a gourmet restaurant but as the futuristic Hoffler Clinic, in which Daniel Craig alias James Bond meets Bondgirl Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) for the first time and then engages in action-packed scenes with the henchmen of villain Christoph Waltz.
In ice Q, the first photocall for SPECTRE was held.
ALL SHOOTING LOCATIONS IN SÖLDEN
- Gaislachkogl Intermediate Terminus: Station of the 3S-cable car
- Gaislachkogl: Gourmet restaurant ice Q and on the summit (3,048 m)
- Glacier: Road tunnel between Rettenbach- and Tiefenbach glacier as well as the adjoining glacier road
- The work of the first and second unit took 15 days.
EQUIPMENT & MOVIE TRAIN ON SITE
- 80 lorries with technology and equipment
- 80 Mini-Vans, 50 Pick-Ups, 45 Range Rovers
- Two Britten-Norman Islander aeroplanes
- Setting up a large area near the Gaislachkogl lower terminus for Trucks, Trailers and Equipment
- In peak times, a film crew consisting of some 600 staff worked on the shooting in Sölden.
The video for the SPECTRE shooting
BEHIND THE SCENES
WHAT SÖLDEN EXPECTS FROM THE JAMES BOND BLOCKBUSTER SPECTRE ...
“Sölden will receive enormous worldwide, direct and indirect exposure in the media in the context of “James Bond” and SPECTRE, providing it with a huge boost in image. The PR-value for Sölden is enormous in any event”, explains Jakob Falkner, manager of the Sölden cable cars. It is a special distinction that important scenes for the first winter-Bond in many years were recorded in Sölden.
When announcing the start of filming, director Sam Mendes pointed out before the world's press: “We are taking Bond back to the Alps, to the Snow again, in Sölden in Austria.” There is generally huge global interest in the Bond-Shooting-Locations, in particular in the winter locations. The shooting in Sölden was also the focus of the first “Behind the scenes”-Videos to be released by Sony Pictures. In the video, Bond Girl Léa Seydoux mentioned right at the start “We are in Austria in a beautiful place called Sölden”. The video was viewed several million times on YouTube within just a short period of time. Sölden was also cited as one of the main shooting locations in all official press statements.