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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



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.        Preparation for photography sunset Cozy get-together, drink something warm 

5:15 p.m.        Enjoy/take photos of the sunset

5:45 p.m.        1 1/2 hour star photography course in the Horli Hitta

7:30 p.m.        Dinner with cheese fondue (there is also an alternative menu)

8:30 p.m.        Preparation for photographing stars

9:00 p.m.        Photographing stars and enjoying nature, sleeping, there is the possibility

                        Have something warm to drink in between

07:00 a.m.        Preparing photography for sunrise

08:00 a.m.        Enjoy/take photos of the sunrise

9:00 a.m.        Comfortable get-together, drink something warm and wait for the first train

9:30 a.m.        Having breakfast together at the Hotel Alpina (buffet, optional)

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


The course data can either be accessed directlyRegistration or from the event calendarhere


DThe 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 come, first served. 


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 CHF 495 for photographers (with star photography training and documents) and CHF 295 for stargazers (without training). The train ride to Eggishorn, dinner, detailed training, accommodation (bed mattresses and blankets are available), breakfast and supervision are included.Insurance is the responsibility of the participants.

Aletsch Gletscher im Winter
Aletsch Gletscher mit Wolken
Hörli Hitta mit Milchstrasse
Panorama Morgendämmerung Hörli Hitta
Eggishorn Bahnstation
Aufstellen der Kameras
Milchstrasse Richtung Bellwald
Kleiner Planet mit Hörli Hitta
Warten auf den Sonnenaufgang
Mystische Stimmung
Sonnenaufgang im Winter



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.   


Travel costs are now included in the price of the workshop. You just have to go down to the valley station Show Fiesch your name and your workshop ticket and you will receive a train ticket to Eggishorn.   


Ski tourist participants: You can ski to the Hotel Alpina on Fiescheralp and adjust your skis there. You can then take the train from Fiescheralp to Eggishorn. The alternative is to drive directly to the Eggishorn and leave your skis there. Attention: It is important to pack other, normal shoes. Ski boots are not suitable for spending the whole night on the Eggishorn. It is not allowed to use the ski slopes at night as it is dangerous. 


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


To all participants:Please make sure you allow enough time to get to the top on the last train. In winter, the Furka car transport is often overloaded, which has already led to delays of up to 3 hours. It is recommended to either travel by public transport or take the Lötschberg car transport.


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At the end of the workshop, each photography participant will be sent the training documents via email and presented with a coffee to go cup.

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

Anmeldung Eggishorn
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