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Château d’Oex: Famous Friday!

Château d’Oex: Famous Friday! January 28, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Competing balloon pilots, enthusiastic spectators and eager passengers woke up to yet another day of radiant sunshine albeit a bit chilly at first at about 21° F, but then it warmed up to toasty 25° F. But with the bright sunshine and dry air, the conditions are perfect for a bit of glühwein (hot...

Château d’Oex: In the Air and on the Ground

Château d’Oex: In the Air and on the Ground January 27, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Magnificent sunny skies welcomed today’s balloon pilots of the 33rd International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Château d’Oex, Switzerland. They all took off this morning for the competitions in invigorating temperatures of 25° F (a high of 29° F), but no glacial winds like last week. To experience...

Château d’Oex: Still Up in the Air

Château d’Oex: Still Up in the Air January 26, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There was fresh snow in Chateau d’Oex, Switzerland today during the International Hot Air Balloon Festival.  to dust the Swiss pre-Alps which were a little bare at lower elevations. There is now even more snow on the slopes for skiing next week. As promised, temperatures are rising. It was a high...

Château d’Oex: More Hot Air

Château d’Oex: More Hot Air January 25, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Warmer temperatures were in order today (up to a high of 28°F) and loads of sunshine for the 33rd International Hot Air Balloon Festival in Château d’Oex, Switzerland that began on Saturday. The balloon racing pilots took to the skies on time this morning and the Château d’Oex hot air balloon...

Let the (Hot Air Balloon) Races Begin! Château-d’Oex Today

Let the (Hot Air Balloon) Races Begin! Château-d’Oex Today January 24, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Today at Château-d’Oex, Switzerland, at the “33rd Festival International de Ballons”, it’s a green light for balloonists! This morning it was about 20° F and mostly sunny. The competitors took off at 9:45 AM for today’s competition which is called “The Two Gruyères.” Two Gruyères?...