Over 20 hot air balloons started on August 24, 2019 at the balloonist festival in Barnstorf, Germany. At the beginning only a single balloon starts (called “fox”). Once this is lifted, the other balloons are allowed to begin with their launch procedure. The goal is to follow the “fox” as precisely as possible and hit a target marked by him with a sandbag. The winner of the fox hunt is the balloon whose sandbag has the shortest distance to the marked target.