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Workshops on the Eggishorn

Night photography workshops on the Eggishorn

with overnight stay in the Horli Hitta



Management: Markus Eichenberger Photo & Film Productions


Chasing Stars Eggishorn workshops in the media. Click on the logo below and the Read report from Inka Chall .

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3:00 p.m.        Independent trip to the Eggishorn

4:00 p.m.        Welcome to all participants on the Eggishorn

4:15 p.m.        Information tour to explain the infrastructure

4:30 p.m.        1 1/2 hour star photography course in the Horli Hitta

6:30 p.m.        Dinner

8:00 p.m.        Preparation photography sunset 

                        Cozy get-together, enjoy the panorama

9:00 p.m.        Enjoy/take photos of the sunset

9:30 p.m.        Preparation for photographing stars

10:00 p.m.        Take photos of stars and enjoy nature, sleep, there is the opportunity to do something in between                           to drink and eat

05:00 a.m.        Preparing photography for sunrise

06:00 a.m.        Enjoy/take photos of the sunrise

8:30 a.m.        Comfortable get-together, drink something warm and wait for the first train

9:00 a.m.        Having breakfast together at the Hotel Alpina (buffet, optional)

10:00 a.m.        Official end of the workshop



You can either view the course data directlyRegistration or from the event calendarhere


The period of one week is chosen so that the workshops can be organized around the new moon. You can register for one day. 5 days before the workshop, participants will be informed whether the workshop will definitely take place. If there are more participants than places, a waiting list will be maintained. First comes first serves. 


Everything depends very much on the weather. If the conditions are not optimal or too few people register, the workshop will not take place (minimum number is 4 photographers and 2 stargazers) 


If you are interested, there is also the option to conduct the workshops in English or Spanish. Please contact me directly




The workshop costs 400 CHF for photographers (with star photography training and documents) and 200 CHF for stargazers (without training, 2 telescopes are provided). Dinner, accommodation (bed mattresses and blankets are provided) and care are included. Tripods and headlamps can be borrowed for photographers. Travel costs and breakfast are not included.Insurance is the responsibility of the participants.



The number of participants is limited to 10 people (6 photographers and 4 stargazers) to ensure the overview and quality of the workshop. The training is designed to offer something for everyone, from beginners to professionals. The course leader is Markus Eichenberger. 



Photo equipment

To put the stars in the best possible light, a reflex camera or mirrorless camera is an advantage. To capture enough light, you should have a fast lens. That is, one that has an open aperture of F4.0 or lower. Ideally F 2.8. In order to photograph the landscape, it would be an advantage if the lens has a wide angle of at least 24mm, optimally 15mm. Cameras manufactured in the last 3-5 years have less noise at high ISO. This helps a lot with night photography. A tripod is very important and is mandatory. Please contact me if you have any questions. I can also borrow tripods.



It gets cold at 2800 meters. This means you should bring a thick jacket and possibly a hat. A flashlight or headlamp is an advantage as the nights up there get very dark when the moon is new. Lamps can be borrowed. You should also wear good shoes that have a good profile. Bed mattresses and blankets are provided. However, your own sleeping bag is recommended.


We have the unique opportunity to stay overnight in the Horli Hitta on the Eggishorn. There we will have dinner, training and also sleep. Mattresses and blankets are provided. The hut is heated. Toilets are in the Eggishorn station. During the tour at the beginning of each workshop I explain all the details.   



Photography participants: You can take the train from Fiesch to Fiescheralp and then from there directly to Eggishorn.


To all participants: Please make sure you allow enough time to get to the last train at the top.

Travel costs must be paid by the participants themselves. Fiesch - Eggishorn costs 22.50 CHF return with half-fare card. The GA is valid up to Fiescheralp! Afterwards from Fiescheralp the ticket costs 50% of the normal price. For ski tourists, the trip is most likely already included in the ski pass. However, please clarify this on site to be on the safe side. Prices are from 2016.



At the end of the workshop, I will give each photography participant one of my USB sticks with the training documents. 


As a participant in the workshop, you have the opportunity to join the “Swiss Star Chasers” club via Facebook. This covers everything you want to know about star photography. You can also ask questions at any time, which I will be happy to answer for you. 


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