German Christmas Markets

International Hot Air Balloon Festival

Chateau-d'Oex International Ballloon FestivalChâteau-d’Oex, Switzerland will again be the site of the International Hot Air Balloon Festival from January 23-31, 2010. The Lake Geneva Region Tourist Office writes:

"Round, oval, or fancifully shaped balloons will fly in the sky. The program: aerostat flights, paragliding and delta flying demonstrations, as well as exhibitions at the Espace Balloon Museum. The highlight of the festival will be the 'Night Glow' on Friday, January 20: a music and light show on the theme 'for your eyes only' will present a cocktail of fireworks, paragliders, and giants on stilt. This musical air saraband will be performed by more than thirty hot-air balloons."

For more about lighter-than-air flight in Château-d’Oex, visit

Editor's note: To browse through hundreds of pages of Swiss and Austrian travel-planning information, see Switzerland/Austria for Visitors.

Photo: Martin Freeston.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)