The Château-d’Oex Balloon Festival 2019

When: Saturday, January 26, 2019 - Sunday, February 3, 2019
Photo by: www.festivaldeballons.ch
Chateau-d Oex Balloon Festival
Photo by: www.festivaldeballons.ch

Chateau-d’Oex city holds, once a year in the second half of January, balloon festival. The festival entertains colorful balloons from tens of countries.

The festival lasts for eight days where every day dozens balloons of various kinds of shapes fly over the snowy Alps. Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance. 

This is a genuine fiesta that turns the cold gray winter to beautiful and colorful event.

The festival’s program, venue, schedule of events, how to get,  etc. is present in the festival’s link website. See details below, under “Event Related Information” section.

Attractive prices suited for all budgets, Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY, Get Immediate confirmation by email.
IMPORTANT !
Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
 

Event Related Information

Contact details:
Association Semaine de Ballons
Château-d'Oex La Place CH-1660
Phone: +41 (0)26 924 25 25
Fax: +41 (0)26 924 25 34
Contact Email:

Country Information

Capital:
Bern
Currency:
Swiss franc (CHF)
Voltage and Frequency:
230V 50Hz
Dialing country code:
+41
Time Zone:
UTC +1 (Summer UTC+2)
Language:
German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 20.4%, Italian (official) 6.5%, Serbo-Croatian 1.5%, Albanian 1.3%, Portuguese 1.2%, Spanish 1.1%, English 1%, Romansch 0.5%, other 2.8% (2000 census)
note: German, French, Italian, and Romansch are all national languages, but only the first three are official languages.
Location:
Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy
Information email:
Tourist website:
Information address:
Switzerland Tourism Tödistrasse 7 CH-8002 Zürich Phone: +41 44 288 11 11 Fax: +41 44 288 12 05
Climate:
Temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers.
Switzerland background and overview
The Swiss Confederation was founded in 1291 as a defensive alliance among three cantons. In succeeding years, other localities joined the original three. The Swiss Confederation secured its independence from the Holy Roman Empire in 1499. Switzerland's sovereignty and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers, and the country was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as Switzerland's role in many UN and international organizations, has strengthened Switzerland's ties with its neighbors. However, the country did not officially become a UN member until 2002. Switzerland remains active in many UN and international organizations, but retains a strong commitment to neutrality.
[Courtesy of The World Factbook]

City Information

In-country dialing code:
26
Longitude:
7.116667°
Latitude:
46.466667°

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