Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

Spend an unforgettable day at the Ballenberg Open-Air museum and discover Switzerland on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage. Explore more than 100 original, centuries-old buildings from all parts of Switzerland, observe the multifaceted animal world with its 250 farm animals and experience how life used to be in the old days.

  • Information & Guided Tours
    Opening hours 13 April to 3 November 2019, daily from 10 am to 5 pm
    Guided tours - General guided tour through Ballenberg
    - Guided tours for alpine farming, architecture, handicrafts, natural healing and much more
    The treat programmes - Bread from the wood-burning oven
    - Aroma workshop (incl. fragrance spray)
    - Healing power from the garden (incl. tea blend)
    - Cooking in historical kitchens
    Aktive programmes - The Ballenberg chamiponships
    - Carving: the cow programme
    - New in spring 2018: Foxtrail at Ballenberg
    Gastronomy Round off your trip with a visit to one of our restaurants. Whether an apéritif, lunch, tea or dinner – our restaurants can cater for your every need from early to late.

For groups, guided tours are the ideal way to fully immerse yourself in the Open-Air Museum. Get a deeper insight into Swiss traditions and history: learn more about alpine life, naturopathy and medicinal herbs or about the rituals for births, marriages and deaths.

The treat programmes: Bake you own bread, mix together fragrant herbal teas or cook without electricity and running water in a historical kitchen.

The activity programmes require a lot of skill and knowhow: take part in competitions playing traditional sports, carve your own wooden cow or solve exciting puzzles on the Foxtrail.

  • Ballenberg - Freilichtmuseum der Schweiz

    Museumsstrasse 100
    3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz


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