Due to its geographical location, Filzmoos is the perfect starting point for a hot-air balloon ride over the fascinating winter landscape.My boyfriend still doesn’t know what’s going on. Quite unaware, he stands next to me and wonders at the many colourful balloons, which head up into the sky one after the other.Now the time has come, to tell him what we’re actually doing here today. My boyfriend’s eyes widen and he thinks it’s a joke at first, but after I repeated, that to celebrate his big birthday we’re going on a hot-air balloon ride together, his face lights up and he hugs me gratefully.
We’re welcomed by our balloon pilot Peter and his team; and straightaway included in the setting up proceeding. First of all, cold air is pumped into the balloon envelope using a ventilator. Then the air in the envelope is heated using a burner. The envelope slowly inflates, takes shape and the basket is pulled up into an upright position, into which the pilot jumps using both hands whilst his helpers hold it down from the outside.
Back in Filzmoos, Sebastian and I reflect on our day. I’m glad that my birthday surprise was a success and he enjoyed it. I know, that I fulfilled a long-cherished wish of his with our balloon ride.
Tipps & Info:
International Balloon Week 2024
The International Balloon Week will take place from 20 to 27 January 2024 with about 30 balloon teams from all over the world.