To make you feel as if you had wings, to greet the birds in passing and to admire the breathtaking scenery, what better idea than to board a hot-air balloon?
Feel like a breath of air? Immediate take-off at Château-d’Oex, weather permitting! The adventure starts with inflating the balloon - and you’re off: an indescribable moment of pleasure when the Earth grows smaller and smaller and when a magnificent 360° panoramic view unfolds before your eyes. At the end of your flight you will receive a flight certificate and share a glass of wine.
Château-d’Oex went down in history when Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones achieved their first flight around the world in a hot-air balloon in 1999. A victory for this resort in Pays-d’Enhaut, which has been organising the Hot-Air Balloon Festival for over thirty years.
Espace Ballon, located near the take-off area, unravels all the secrets of Château-d’Oex’s love for the hot-air balloon. A permanent exhibition on the upper floor lets visitors immerse themselves in the universe of hot-air ballooning. This exhibition presents hot-air balloons from every angle: from how they are operated to the Breitling Orbiter III flown by Piccard and Jones, as well as in 3D films.