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.