“Ballon- und Flugtage Alpenrheintal” 3rd through 6th of September 2020

Dear hot-air balloon pilots,

“Ballon- und Flugtage Alpenrheintal” 3rd through 6th of September 2020

Dear hot-air balloon pilots,

We are excited to invite you to the 6th International “Ballon- und Flugtage Alpenrheintal” in Widnau, Switzerland.

The name, “Ballon- und Flugtage”, can be translated to the hot-air balloon and flight days. This name already says a lot about the event itself. It is a repetition of the event we did 10 years ago. It was a big aviation festival with an exterior landing field, which was constructed solely for the event. The landing field was not just the runway for fixed wing airplanes but also the take-off field for the hot-air balloons as well as the location for the Nightglow.

We are expecting about 50 hot-air balloon teams and 60 other aircrafts. We will have the Swiss air force do different types of air performances. There will be an exhibit, which shows the diversity of aviation and fascinate the numerous spectators.

We are expecting many participants from Switzerland as well as foreign countries and are looking forward to present the region of “Alpenrheintal” to aviation enthusiasts. We are planning on having 4 to 6 hot-air balloon rides, on which you are able to discover, depending on the wind, the region of Liechtenstein, Vorarlberg, Appenzell, the lake of Constance as well as southern Germany.

The hot-air balloon club “Alpenrheintal” under the direction of Andreas Frank and Eugen Nussbaumer, the experienced team of the hot-air balloon club, an organization committee, consisting of 35 members, as well as numerous helpers are responsible for the organization of this event.



Event details

The event will take place in any weather. The hot-air balloon rides are subject to weather and will be given the green flag to take-off by the organization. A refund of the entry fee is not possible.


The insurance for crew and passengers is the participant’s responsibility.


Please fill out the application form on our homepage as fast as possible, due to a limited number of participants. The applications will be reviewed in chronological order.

Entry Fee

The entry fee is CHF 300.- for every team. The entry fee includes the following for each team, consisting of 1 pilot and 3 crew members:

  • Free gas for the entire duration of the event
  • 3 x Coffee und Croissants in the morning prior to the briefing (Fri, Sat, Sun)
  • 2 x Voucher for lunch (Fri, Sat)
  • 2 x Voucher for dinner (Fri, Sat)
  • Participation at the 3 competitions, including prices for the three best teams
  • A small souvenir for the participants

In return, each hot-air balloon team takes one guest of the organization on a hot-air balloon ride without a compensation. There will be no additional passengers, except the one above, assigned to teams. Each team has to have their own crew of the right size.


Jedes Ballonteam muss mit genügend grosser Crew anreisen, Es werden keine Passagiere, ausser dem erwähnten Pflichtpassagier an die Ballonteams vermittelt.

Night Glow

There will be a Nightglow on Friday and Saturday evening and we are expecting alarge number of spectators. To carry out the Nightglow we need about 12-14 hot-air balloons. We would like to have the teams participate.


Für die Hotelreservation ist jedes Team selbst besorgt.  Wir werden unter Hotelliste in der Homepage Hotels aufführen, mit welchen wir einen Spez. Preis vereinbaren konnten.


The organization committee is happy to provide you with additional information anytime.