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Explore over 100 historic buildings from all over Switzerland in the unique open-air museum Ballenberg. Also meet cute farm animals and experience an unforgettable day in the beautiful Bernese Oberland.

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Explore over 100 historic buildings from all over Switzerland in the unique open-air museum Ballenberg. Also meet cute farm animals and experience an unforgettable day in the beautiful Bernese Oberland.

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Highlights

Visit over 100 historic buildings from all over Switzerland such as farmhouses, stables, bakehouses or barns

Learn traditional crafts such as basketry, lace making, blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, carving and many more

Also get up close and personal with cute farm animals like chickens, pigs, calves, dogs and many more

Visit the petting zoo and experience the animals up close

Walk through thematic exhibitions as well as the medicinal herb garden

Handmade products can be purchased as souvenirs

Includes

Entrance ticket Ballenberg (1 or 2 days)

Handcart for children (while stocks last)

Daily rental all-terrain electric wheelchair: + 25 CHF

Offers

  • entrance ticket 1 day
  • entrance ticket 2 days

Description

The Open Air Museum Ballenberg in the Bernese Oberland is a unique open air museum where you can get an insight into the Swiss way of life - partly from times gone by.

On the 66-hectare site, you will visit buildings from all over Switzerland and get to know rural everyday life better. You'll also have the opportunity to meet the farm animals of Swiss agriculture and see the cute farm animals in a petting zoo.

Traditional crafts such as blacksmithing, braiding, spinning, weaving, carving and many more are still practiced. You have the opportunity to look over the shoulder of the professionals at their work or even lend a hand yourself. The products from the manufactory are also for sale, so you can take a special souvenir or a delicious snack.

Numerous food and beverage options are spread throughout the grounds, ranging from restaurants serving local cuisine to picnic areas where you can enjoy the food you've brought with you or fresh wood-fired bread purchased at the museum.

You can expect a full day visit to the Swiss Open Air Museum Ballenberg in the Bernese Oberland!

Meeting point: Ballenberg East or West Entrance.

The Ballenberg has two entrances. One Hofstetten (West) and one in Brienzwiler (East)

Visit: Ballenberg

You visit the Swiss open-air museum and get to know Switzerland a bit better. Since Ballenberg covers a large area and is very extensive, we recommend that you plan the whole day for your visit.

Practical Information:

  • Languages offered: English, French, German, Italian
  • Paid parking available at both entrances
  • Lockers available at both entrances
  • Suitable for: Wheelchair users, strollers, dogs

Swiss Activities Tip

To make your visit to Ballenberg even more special, there is the possibility to organize a Foxtrail. You go from post to post and try to chase the fox through the open-air museum with funny riddles. This event is perfect for friends, families, wedding parties or company events

Opening hours Ballenberg

  • April 10 to October 31
  • From 10:00 to 17:00 daily

Video Ballenberg

Important Information

  • Paid parking available
  • Lockers available

Meeting Points

Ballenberg Ost, Museum, 3856 Brienzwiler, Switzerland

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