The envelope of an average hot air balloon covers some 1200 square meters. The gores that make it up are assembled in Schroeder's own sewing hall. This family business even produces the baskets and burners itself.
A plain hot air balloon runs about 40,000 euros, a price some advertisers are willing to pay for the unusual visibility. Schroeder exports its balloons all over the world, many of them made to customers’ specifications. Report by Marion Hütter.