Hotels, Resorts and Camp grounds,  Movie locations,  Switzerland

Hotel Belvedere

The Hotel Belvedere was built in 1882, in the centre of a hairpin bend on the beautiful Furka Pass that was created in 1867. The hotel is situated close to 8.000 feet, or 2.500 metres above sea level.

In 1907, the hotel had 90 beds.

The hotel had a rough time in the end of the 1900’s, and when a new tunnel was built in 2000, that cut of the majority of the passing traffic, the hotel was forced to close. Now only people who want to drive the iconic Furka Pass, or visit the sites along the road drive past the hotel, unfortunately not enough to pay the running cost of the hotel.

Drone video of the Hotel Belvedere

Famous guests

Sean Connery
Sean Connery should have visited the hotel several times, also before the recording of the James Bond film, Goldfinger.

Pope John XXIII
The pope was a frequent visitor,

Hotel Belvedere

In the movies

Goldfinger (1964)
The Hotel Belvedere was used as a location for the third James Bond movie, Goldfinger with Sean Connery.

The Belvedere hotel appears twice in this clip from goldfinger.

How to visit

The Belvedere is closed off, but there is an open parking lot just opposite the hotel, so you can stretch your legs and take a look from the outside.


  • Michael Thompson

    The shot where 007 is driving away from Realp I could be wrong but I think he is driving the wrong way, it looks as though he is driving NE out of Realp when he should be driving SW.
    I think it was a better scene shot as the SW scenery is not as majestic.

  • Mike Hall

    I don’t think the hotel will be at 8000 meters above sea level, you would need oxygen tanks to survive at that altitude. Nowhere in the alps is that high

  • Peter

    You are correct, of cause it’s not at 8.000 metres, it’s at 8.000 feet above sealevel. Aprox. 2.500 metres.

    Thank you for pointing that out 🙂

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