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Ballenberg, Freilichtmuseum der Schweiz

A museum bustling with life. More than one hundred centuries-old buildings from all over Switzerland, 250 farmyard animals, traditional, old-time gardens and fields, demonstrations of local crafts and many special events create a vivid impression of rural life in days gone by. Ballenberg is indeed unique.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1978

Ballenberg - Il tuo Museo pieno di vita
Ballenberg - Il tuo Museo pieno di vita
Ballenberg - Your museum bustling with life
Ballenberg - Your museum bustling with life
Ballenberg - Your museum bustling with life
Ballenberg - Your museum bustling with life

Current exhibitions

The cow: 1000 things and a pile of manure

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The Ballenberg Open-Air Museum dedicates its special exhibition to the best-known Swiss livestock animal: the cow. Countless objects from the museum’s collection provide an insight into the relationship between the Swiss and their unofficial national animal. This much is revealed: it is a multifaceted, deeply rooted and sometimes a really complicated relationship.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
The cow: 1000 things and a pile of manure
  • Folklore and ethnology
    Folklore and ethnology
  • History
    History
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Museumsstrasse 100
3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz

Location/directions

Because it is so centrally situated, Ballenberg is quickly and easily reached from all directions (Entrance West 3858 Hofstetten / Entrance East 3856 Brienzwiler).

Open

9 April to 1 November 2020
Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

Admission

Adults: CHF 28.-
Children (6 - 15 years): CHF 14.-
Families: CHF 63.-
Students / AHV / IV: CHF 26.-
Dogs on a short lead: free of charge
Parking fee: CHF 5.- per day

Admission prices for groups from 10 people
Adults: CHF 25.-
Children: CHF 12.50
Classes (All school types and adult education, from 16th birthday): CHF 21.-

Contact

Ballenberg, Freilichtmuseum der Schweiz
Museumsstrasse 100
3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz
033 952 10 30 Telephone
033 952 10 39 Fax
info@ballenberg.ch
http://www.ballenberg.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.