Duration of this Tour: +/- 5 h | Costs: +/- 625 CHF
Tour Ballenberg Open-Air Museum
This foundation purpose is to preserve historical rural edifices from all parts of Switzerland by taking them apart piece by piece and reassembling them on the grounds for everyone to visit and as a basis for scientific enquiry. Ballenberg is living testimony to Switzerland’s rich cultural heritage. It turns back the clock as it gives visitors a vivid glimpse of what it was like to live and work in the countryside in the old days. Farming animals browsing rich pastures, well-tended fields and vegetable gardens in and around the farmhouses, and demonstrations of traditional crafts help make Ballenberg come alive.
Farmhouse from the year 1709.
200 years ago this was a modern kitchen.
Example of an interior view.
Wooden Skeleton construction, plastered with clay.
Various old crafts are maintained daily.
Well-kept meadows, many animal species.