ice Q: Hoffler Clinic

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Location

12 minutes is all it takes to get from the Oetztal valley to the ice Q - a restaurant perched at the top of the Gaislachkogl mountain.

Location scouts had been searching the world over for an appropriate location for the Hoffler Clinic in James Bond Spectre. It's here that Bond meets psychiatrist Dr Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux). When they set eyes on the hyper-modern building set at 3048 metres above see level, they knew they'd found the perfect location. Filming the exterior scenes took place in January and February 2015, while the interior scenes were undertaken at London's Pinewood Studios.

The Gaislachkogl cable car was opened in 2010 and is one of the highest of its kind.

The Gaislachkogl cable car was opened in 2010 and is one of the highest of its kind.

If you arrive at the summit in good weather, the ice Q sparkles like a diamond in the alpine sun.

In winter, you will have to share the space with skiiers from all over Europe. 

The building on the left of ice Q is part of 007 Elements, a first-of-its-kind cinematic experience of all things Bond. 

The building on the left of ice Q is part of 007 Elements, a first-of-its-kind cinematic experience of all things Bond. 

Opened in December 2012, the ice Q restaurant operates all year round. Pre-booking is highly recommended.

Apart from gourmet cuisine, the restaurant prides itself on its Pino 3000 - a wine made by three different vineyards and matured in oak barrels on the summit of the Gaislachkogl.

Apart from gourmet cuisine, the restaurant prides itself on its Pino 3000 - a wine made by three different vineyards and matured in oak barrels on the summit of the Gaislachkogl.

Apart from the delicious food, the home-made lavender lemonade is to die for.  

Apart from the delicious food, the home-made lavender lemonade is to die for.  

Pre-warmed slippers are available for skiiers who want to kick off their ski boots and settle into something more comfortable during their lunch. 

Pre-warmed slippers are available for skiiers who want to kick off their ski boots and settle into something more comfortable during their lunch. 

If you're just after a drink, or a coffee with a view, then head into the bar above the restaurant. 

The ice Q terrace and part of 007 Elements as seen from the bar.

The ice Q terrace and part of 007 Elements as seen from the bar.

Certainly the most prominent visitors to date: Mr Bond, Daniel Craig himself and his acting colleagues Léa Seydoux and Dave Bautista. For Dave, it was his first time on a mountain

Key Scenes

The Hoffler Clinic has its first appearance in a flyover, when Bond looks out the window of a turboprop plane. In the next scene...

...Bond enters the clinic. The concrete tunnel entrance was specifically created for filming.

...Bond enters the clinic. The concrete tunnel entrance was specifically created for filming.

Bond shoots his way out of the clinic...

Bond shoots his way out of the clinic...

...to resuce Dr. Swann who is being abducted by Mr Hinx.

...to resuce Dr. Swann who is being abducted by Mr Hinx.

At the same time, Q (Ben Whishaw) is leaving the Hoffler Clinic via the cable car. 

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The tunnel between the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers, as well as the adjoining glacier road features the spectacular chase when Bond goes after Mr Hinx and his men in a turboprop plane to free Dr. Madeleine Swann. The road is nothing short of stunning and, at 2830 metres, it's the second highest paved road in Europe.

Shooting this sequence was very demanding and dangerous, as the stuntdrivers had to race along the icy road at over 100 kilometres per hour.

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