Hot Air Ballooning
Mauterndorf Alpine Airfield
Flying has a long tradition in Lungau. In addition to powered flight and classic gliding, the hot-air balloon ride with "A-Z balloon trips Kindermann - Schön" also found its way into the Lungau. Company founder Gerhard Kindermann, one of the pioneers of Austrian balloon flight, trained from 1976 to 1979 in Cologne with Eugen Wothe (one of the best hot-air balloon pilots of his time) and Rainer Breu. In 1979 Gerhard Kindermann won the 5th German hot-air balloon race and two years later secured the title of first Austrian national champion in hot-air ballooning.
Describe the feeling of love, of freeing oneself of every encumbrance, of becoming smaller in relation to nature, then pair this with the feeling of floating away from all your worries whilst experiencing a sensation of freedom. All of this can be found in a hot-air balloon ride.
- Elisabeth Kindermann