For the balloon glow, the "men of the skies" and guests from all over the world meet for a varied supporting program with culinary specialties, live music and a colourful fireworks display. The place to be!
When the balloonists meet in the Gosau Valley in mid-January for the traditional Alpentrophy, the traditional "Gosau Balloon Week", the "Night of the Balloons" is an absolute "Place to be". Because at dusk, during the so-called "balloon glow", the balloons are started up, ready for use and by operating the burner filled with hot air and inflated. The balloon's envelope is illuminated from inside by the flame of the burner, so that the balloon begins to "glow", also called "Night Glowing" by many balloon lovers. The result is a lighting effect that illuminates the surroundings, and so the mighty "sky-stormers" resemble giant light bulbs.
A feast for the senses!
When the colourful "lightbulbs" are used as musical instruments in the style of a water organ, it is the visitors who get warm hearts, despite the frosty temperatures in the Gosau Valley. However, not only the coloured sky conquerors, but also the numerous tasty "warm makers" and culinary delights from the kitchen of the Salzkammergut. A true feast for the eyes and palate, which is rounded off by a colourful fireworks display. An absolute feast for the senses!
Mid-January people will look up to the skies for a very different reason 30 to 40 brightly coloured hot air balloons will take to the skies, creating a magnificent display against a backdrop of snow laden trees and stunning mountain scenery.
"Fly over" deep snow covered woods and fields, rivers and lakes and enjoy the soothing view of the wintry romantic Salzkammergut. Book your dream winter now during the Balloon Week on your holiday in Gosau and the Gosau Valley.
Avalanche situation Gosau / Gosau Valley open from 17:00 hrs.
Current information about the avalanche situation in Gosau: The closure of the road connection – due to the risk of avalanches - between Gosau to Bad Goisern / Hallstatt (B166) will belifted from 17:00 hrs (16.01.2019). The closure of the rail connection – due to the risk of avalanches - between railway station Gosau / Steeg (Bad Goisern) on Gosau will belifted from 17:00 hrs. too.