Hot air ballooning in winter
Looking to experience Lake Achensee from a bird’s eye view? No problem! Climb into a hot-air balloon basket, take off, and rise into the winter skies.
The adventure of a lifetime awaits as you take life higher with a hot-air balloon ride, whether you want to tick an item off your bucket list or celebrate a round-number birthday or your engagement. Without question, you’ll need to work up the courage to step foot in the basket and allow yourself to be transported across the Achensee region. A hot-air balloon experience also means getting up very early, but you will be rewarded with stunning views that will leave you breathless: Marvel at the snow-capped peaks of the Rofan and Karwendel mountains. Be wowed by the spectacular turquoise waters of Lake Achensee. And maybe you catch a glimpse of a golden eagle soaring overhead.
And what’s more, drifting through the winter skies is wonderful to switch off: Despite the excitement, a hot-air balloon ride allows you to appreciate the stillness around you as float away from the hectic pace of everyday life. Ballooning is also about “letting go”: Hot-air balloons cannot be steered, they use the speed and direction in which the wind travels. But don’t worry, the pilots won’t let the balloon just drift anywhere. All balloon pilots in the alpine flying areas have a lot of experience and know-how. If necessary, they can bring the colourful balloon down any time at a suitable landing site. Back on the ground, another highlight awaits: The happy post-flight ceremony raises passengers to “aeronautic nobility” – a time-honoured ritual going back to the legend that ballooning was once reserved for members of the aristocracy. Fortunately, this has changed, and today it is possible for everyone to take to the skies in a hot-air balloon and share the blissful experience that the much longed-for freedom is also boundless below the clouds.
Tip: Climb in, take off and feel free. If you want to experience this special moment and enjoy the view over the snow-covered landscape of Lake Achensee from lofty heights, mark your calendar for the “International Achensee Ballooning Days 2022“.