This year Sky TV invited five bloggers to travel to the places where a few of the action scenes of the 24th Bond film were shot. The world's most lovable secret agent Lothario has been to the mountains to Central Europe many times, but he has never been to Sölden, which plays not only a major role in the movie but also made me realize that you definitely don’t have to leave your own country when your’re looking for something new and inspring that can truly blow your mind. But let’s go back to the beginning where everything started. The James Bond-Roadtrip through Austria kicked off with the premiere of Spectre in Innsbruck and of course we, talking about Nina, Vicky, Raffael, Kathi & myself included, also got the chance to extend our 007-Night at the Casino where we were invited to a private dinner followed by a (private) poker game that we enjoyed to the fullest since we were constantly sipping on our "Vesper Martini" which happens to be the the favorite drink of James Bond - no complaining at all.
Day 2 was more than special. As i already mentioned it before our roadtrip included the lovely resort Sölden which i can highly recommend if you’re looking for an unforgettable vacation in the mountains which includes the most beautiful landscape you could ask for. We stayed at the lovely Bergland, which was centrally located but also the hotel where Daniel Craig stayed while filming Spectre.
Following in the tracks of James Bond, we started our day at the Rettenbach Glacier and later moved on, or to be precise, took a ride in a spacious gondola to the iconic ICE Q, a cuboid in shape and a place that offers you a view you’ve never seen before. It was truly incredible when we had lunch at the restaurant at the Gaislachkogl peak which is 3048 above the sea level which probably seems to be the coolest place i’ve ever been to.
But the story continues. We were already filled up with so many impressiones and emotions that we thought that it couldn’t get any better but SKY TV proved us wrong. After we checked out we headed again to the mountains – and before i move on i have to say that at this point i was so greatful to be part of something that made me happy but also proud to live in such a beautiful and stunning country!!! Anyways, our next point on the agenda was out of this world – a 15 min helicopter ride over the mountains. Seriously – a dream came true and who doesn’t love a bit of adrenaline especially when you’re follwing the footsteps of Ian Flemning’s fictional character.
So on the next day we checked out and headed to the last shooting location of the movie. I have to say that the ride to Lienz was probably the best of the whole road trip. I honestly don’t remember the last time i’ve laughed so much all in one day! We had so much fun while we were driving through the alpine roads (Trimmelsjoch) that kept me speechless for more than a second. Nature can be everything!
For our last night we were invited to the „Grand Hotel Lienz“. After an amazing dinner it was time to get prepared for the next day at Obertilliach in East Tyrol. The place where the crew of the 007-Movie arrived with „’film snow’, a plane and a wooden alpine house back in January. We were told all those behind the scenes stories which in my opinion seems to be more interesting than the movie itself. Imagine a crew of 400 people for a 2 week production that will only appear 3 min in the movie – yes that’s probably the reason why it claims to be the most expensive movie ever made.
Our adventure was almost over, but we still had one thing to learn. Shooting – and i’m not talking about taking pictures. We tried our best, shot like nobody business but came to the conclusion that we are only pros when were holding a camera and not a weapon.
So this 4 days full of unforgettable moments, loud laughters, breathtaking places and people you love to spend to time with – i can honestly say that it was a big pleasure to be part of this adventure.
To see more pictures of our amazing trip please check out – Besser-Magazin!
Part of the Trip:
Vicky – Bikinis & Passports
Nina – Berris & Passion
Raffael – The Lionheaded
Kathi – Ketchembunnies
Marion Vicenta Payr / Lady Venom
Marion Vicenta Payr / Lady Venom
Mike T. & Marion Vicenta Payr
Camera-Crew:Viktor & Erik
*in friendly cooperation with SKY