SÖLDEN, Austria – A strikingly modern mountaintop museum dedicated to the James Bond movies has opened with a license to thrill on an Alpine peak in Austria, offering visitors a chance to immerse themselves fully in the world of the famous English spy.
At over 3,000 meters (9,850 feet) above sea level and positioned inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden, the museum’s location was significant because it featured in the 2015 movie “Spectre,” in which Daniel Craig played the role of Commander Bond.
“The aim of 007 ELEMENTS is to tell the story of the making of 007 films through an ultra-modern, emotive and engaging experience while using the incredible location to place guests in Bond’s environment and bring the stories to life in a unique and unforgettable way,” the town’s tourism site said of the new attraction.
While the museum, which calls itself “a cinematic installation,” focuses heavily on “Spectre,” there are echoes of other movies telling action-filled tales of the fearless secret agent whose license to kill was numbered double-oh-seven: 007.
Visitors would be able to see vehicles that were used in Bond movies, including a 4x4 and a futuristic-looking aircraft, as well as interactive galleries.