Ballooning Days at Lake Achensee

A journey through the winter sky: Climb on board, take off, enjoy the freedom while floating above ground. Anyone who wants to experience the special feeling of drifting in lofty heights over the snow-covered landscape around Lake Achensee should save the date for the International Ballooning Days Achensee from 5th to 11th March 2018.

From 5th March the colourful hot air balloons will start up to two times per day for passenger rides into the winter sky. The ticket price is EUR 250 per person (tours can be booked at the Achensee Tourist Office) and includes setting up and deflating the envelope, the balloon ride and transport back to the starting point as well as the traditional certificate presentation and reception. Special tip for romantics: The Nightglow will take place on 6th March: Illuminated balloons outshine each other and create a spectacular view on the northern shore of Tirol’s largest lake.

Monday, 5th March 2018

8.00 a.m. 1st balloon ride with passengers, starting point in Achenkirch

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

8.00 a.m. 2nd balloon ride with passengers, starting point in Achenkirch
8.00 p.m. Nightglow – The night of the balloons in Achenkirch.

Wednesday, 7th March 2018

8.00 a.m. 3rd balloon ride with passengers, starting point in Achenkirch

Thursday, 8th March 2018

8.00 a.m. 4th balloon ride with passengers, starting point in Achenkirch

Friday, 9th March 2018

8.00 a.m. 5th balloon ride with passengers, starting point in Achenkirch

Saturday, 10th March 2018

8.00 a.m. 6th balloon ride with passengers, starting point in Achenkirch
2.00 p.m. Children’s afternoon  – lots to explore for children like a walkable envelope and a captive balloon. Also present are the Clowns Tino and Pia and Jupp Hein.

Sunday, 11th March 2018

8.00 a.m. 7th balloon ride with passengers, starting point in Achenkirch

A balloon ride costs EUR 250 per person.
Duration: minimum 60 min.
Maximum number of participants per balloon: 6 passengers
Children (minimum body height 1.30m) up to 14 years EUR 180
Reservations via Achensee Tourist Office by E-Mail to info@achensee.com or phone at +43 (5246)5300-0.

Every participant agrees with his reservation to the following conditions – Liability exclusion [download pdf].

Please plan 4 – 5 hours for the hot air balloon experience. Included are:

  • setting up and deflating the envelope
  • balloon ride (min. 60 minutes)
  • transport back to the starting point
  • traditional certificate presentation and reception
  • accident insurance
  • maximum 6 passengers per ride

For any questions about the balloon ride (e.g. what to wear, weather conditions, how high will you go) please contact the Achensee Tourist Office.