International Hot Air Balloon Festival

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The village of Château-d'Oex is the capital of hot-air ballooning in Switzerland and welcomes hot-air balloons from all over the world every year in January. For your pleasure, night shows, passenger flights in hot-air balloons and a children's day

The festival welcomes balloonists from around twenty countries. Nearly a hundred hot-air balloons come to enjoy the exceptional climate of the Alps in winter. Discover these balloons with their unusual colours and shapes! Created in 1979, the festival presents a 9-day show. Balloons, special shapes, aerial shows and scale models. Wednesday afternoon is as usual dedicated to children: captive flights, a big snack and animations will surely brighten up the joy of some younger faces! The link between Château-d'Œx and hot-air balloons has a long history. In 1999, the Breitling Orbiter - piloted by Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones - took off from here for the first round-the-world balloon flight. Learn more about the history of this crazy adventure at the Espace Ballons in Château-d'Œx. To fully enjoy the festival experience, balloon flights are organised every day, weather permitting. Take a comfortable place in the balloon basket and fly away for an hour and a half in the snowy landscapes of the Pays-d'Enhaut!

RECOMMENDATIONS - suitable for families. - the programme is weather dependent. - balloon flights are organised every day - big competition: 2 balloon flights and 2 helicopter flights to be won! Each entry ticket purchased on Saturday and Sunday morning entitles the holder to enter the draw! ACCESS - by car: several car parks are available in the village of Château-d'Œx. It is possible that traffic will be slowed down towards the Col des Mosses and Bulle at the end of the day. - by train: via the MOB line from Montreux or Zweisimmen (stop "Gare de Château-d'Œx). During the weekends, the Transport Public Fribourgeois line is direct from the town of Bulle. - by bus: via the CarPostal line from the Col des Mosses (stop "Le Petit Pré"). RESTAURATION Various food stalls and bars are available within the FIB.

The village of Château-d'Oex is the capital of hot-air ballooning in Switzerland and welcomes hot-air balloons from all over the world every year in January. For your pleasure, night shows, passenger flights in hot-air balloons and a children's day

The festival welcomes balloonists from around twenty countries. Nearly a hundred hot-air balloons come to enjoy the exceptional climate of the Alps in winter. Discover these balloons with their unusual colours and shapes! Created in 1979, the festival presents a 9-day show. Balloons, special shapes, aerial shows and scale models. Wednesday afternoon is as usual dedicated to children: captive flights, a big snack and animations will surely brighten up the joy of some younger faces! The link between Château-d'Œx and hot-air balloons has a long history. In 1999, the Breitling Orbiter - piloted by Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones - took off from here for the first round-the-world balloon flight. Learn more about the history of this crazy adventure at the Espace Ballons in Château-d'Œx. To fully enjoy the festival experience, balloon flights are organised every day, weather permitting. Take a comfortable place in the balloon basket and fly away for an hour and a half in the snowy landscapes of the Pays-d'Enhaut!

RECOMMENDATIONS - suitable for families. - the programme is weather dependent. - balloon flights are organised every day - big competition: 2 balloon flights and 2 helicopter flights to be won! Each entry ticket purchased on Saturday and Sunday morning entitles the holder to enter the draw! ACCESS - by car: several car parks are available in the village of Château-d'Œx. It is possible that traffic will be slowed down towards the Col des Mosses and Bulle at the end of the day. - by train: via the MOB line from Montreux or Zweisimmen (stop "Gare de Château-d'Œx). During the weekends, the Transport Public Fribourgeois line is direct from the town of Bulle. - by bus: via the CarPostal line from the Col des Mosses (stop "Le Petit Pré"). RESTAURATION Various food stalls and bars are available within the FIB.

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21.01.2023
Château-d'Œx
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