Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Brienz

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Learn about rural Swiss life from centuries ago at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. This 66 hectare (163 acre) open-air museum showcases over 100 houses and farm buildings from across the country. Discover what everyday life was like in rural Switzerland by touring carefully maintained kitchens, parlors, farmhouses, barns, washhouses, and storehouses. You can also explore the gardens, pastures, and meadows surrounding the buildings, which are maintained to be historically accurate. Over 250 farm animals make their home in the fields. Inside the buildings, artisans demonstrate various activities like making bread and woodcarving. For Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and beyond, use our Brienz sightseeing planner to get the most from your Brienz vacation.
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  • Beautiful grounds with meaningfully clustered historic buildings. Lovingly furnished and carefully supervised by very friendly staff.
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  • Family visit on a beautiful and warm summer day. What a great surprise. This open-air museum presents each region of Switzerland in a fun and interesting habitats. All this in to tease in a very pleasant environment. Reconstructions are incredibly well made with several shows and attractions. Several places to stop (place pic - nic, restaurant, games, etc.). Take at least a full day to enjoy.
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  • For the whole family an experience! The older term think back to earlier, the children learn, as it was earlier. The whole Ballenberg allerliebst is prepared and decorated. There are also many. With the Raiffeisen map we have come almost free.
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  • What a great treasure nestled in Switzerland. Fun for everyone with interactive activities, farm animals, and an in depth look at the history of housing and farm buildings in history. I had the opportunity to make my own butter and then eat it. The in site restaurants are also delicious and reasonably priced. Definitely block out a good portion of our day to submerge yourself into the experience.
  • The Ballenberg Museum is a great excursion with kids. It is open air, with real size replicas of traditional buildings from the Swiss campaign. You walk from a “region” to another, and as such the time you spend there is very scalable: from a few hours to the full day. While we were there, there were many “live” activities: cooking bread, carving animals in wood, an exposition around bees, etc. Also many farm animals to see. There are a few restaurants and shops also available.
  • absolutely fabulous and majestic. 10-15 min walk from the station and is easily accessible. the area is so wonderful to walk. the neatly articulated huts and the collection of old Swiss lifestyle is superb. they have a restaurant inside. the horse cart ride inside is superb too. there's a nice place to walk just for leisure too. engulf the freshness and heritage and be rejuvenated. we did it the same day as Aare Gorge and the two places simply made our day...can't get better than this.
  • It was a great adventure in Ballenberg Freilichtmuseum it is an old Switzerland museum that shows the ancient ways the swiss people milk their cows and valueable swiss memories that will keep your visit alive till you return back🇨🇭❤ and they also got swiss chocolate house where real swiss chocolates are made❤ I love Switzerland 😍
  • A great way to spend the day. Nice weather would have made it even better but there is a TON to do here.
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