Hot Air Balloons in Murska Sobota open season 2022

Novoletni balonarski polet 2022

On January 2, 2022, the pilots of hot air balloons gathered in Murska Sobota and opened the 2022 season with a traditional new year flight.

This year is very important for Slovenian balloonists, as the 24th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship Murska Sobota 2022 will take place between 16 and 23 September 2022 in Murska Sobota. Over 150 best balloons will gather at the World Championships, which will cover the beautiful sky over Pomurje Region with colorful balloons.

Photo: Melita Marič

22nd FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship 2021 Szeged Hungary

22. FAI Evropsko prvenstvo v poletih s toplozračnimi baloni Szeged Madžarska

From 12 to 18 September 2021 the 22nd FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship took place in Szeged, Hungary. The European Championship was attended by 81 competing pilots and 19 Fiesta pilots.

The competition was attended by Slovenian pilots Vito Rome, who finished in an excellent 13th place, Jernej Bojanovič, who took 40th place, and Dejan Buzeti, who took 61st place. Radoš Švagelj flew for Slovenia in a special shape hot air balloon “ROTO WWTP”. Congratulations to all participants of the 22nd FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship Szeged 2021.

St. Nicholas Hot Air Balloon Festival

Miklavžev balonarski festival 2019

A number of balloons yet again added some colour to the skies of Murska Sobota on 6th December 2019! They took off in front of Murska Sobota castle and greeted the visitors of the St. Nicholas fair in Murska Sobota – Miklošovo senje v Soboti 2019.

Among the numerous balloons of local clubs and one Austrian club, you could see our Slovenian competitive balloon, Štrkec, which represented our colours and reminded us of what we’re looking forward to next year.