Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I Love Balloons!

Every year, the famous Balloon Festival held at Château d'Oex on the last week of January. There are about a 100 balloonists who participate in the event. During this week, Château d'Oex visitors from different parts of Switzerland and from abroad make their way to this little town to enjoy balloon rides or just simply watch the gigantic balloons take off and fly.

Château d'Oex is easily accessible by train from Montreux. You can take the Golden Pass which takes you directly to this town. During this busy Balloon Festival, it does get very crowded and so make sure to get to the train on time otherwise you won't have a seat!

We went on the last day of the festival and luckily it was a beautiful sunny day. We were greeted by the large colorful balloons, some of which were company balloons. It was a wonderful sight, all these beautiful rainbow like balloons in the air! We even got to see them up close and boy, were they huge! We just relaxed and enjoyed watching the balloons and could not stop taking photos! Check out the photos!

One of my favorite balloons was the ladybird one. How cute!

Another favorite was the Obelix balloon. So funny!

Hmmm...I wish everyday was as bright and colorful!!!

We found the perfect way to end our lovely morning at Château d'Oex...a yummy cheese fondue, what else???

If you do plan a trip to Switzerland in winter, try to plan a half-day trip to Château d'Oex. It's definitely worth it! Check out their website by clicking the link on top for more details!


Sriram said...

This is definitely a great place to go for a week end as Gruyère is not far from Château d'Oex. After the cheese fondue you can treat yourself with some authentic Gruyère cheese!

banoo said...

Hey Balloon Runners, Take me to that place when I visit you in future! Like Kites, I do like balloons....and you two look like Balloons!


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