Ballenberg, Swiss Open Air Museum

Price Range

13 - 26.00


What began in 1978 with 16 characteristic Swiss buildings, is today an in depth exhibition with about over 100 residential and agricultural buildings from everywhere Switzerland, on a 66 hectare large area: This is the the one of a kind and the exquisite Ballenberg Open Air Museum. The historic buildings and their kitchens, chambers and living rooms illustrate rural life in Switzerland.

Ballenberg has been brought alive primarily by original, indigenous plants and crops that are cultivated here and over 250 native livestock species. Traditional handicrafts are kept alive within the workshops of the museum: basket-weaving, forging, braiding, spinning, weaving and carving are just a few of the various handicrafts on show on a daily basis. Visitors can look over the experts' shoulders or take part themselves.

To complete the beautiful attraction, there is also a petting zoo, a house with historic toys to try out, a forest trail, gardens, medicinal herbs, themed exhibits, special events and courses on culture and customs.



  • Sunday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Monday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Thursday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Friday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
  • Saturday : 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.


How to Reach

  • By Train : an hour away from Lucerne by train, You have to get off at Brünig-Hasliberg railway station. This will be the Interlaken line.
  • By Bus : There is a direct bus from the Railway station which goes right upto the Museum entrance.


Ticket Pricing

  • Adult : 26 Euro
  • Child : 13 Euro

There are number of activities offered at the museum from which you can choose:
1. Baking bread
2. Bone Mill
3. Forging
4. Grinding wheat
5. Knitting / hand-knitted lacework
6. Make bricks
7. Making cheese
8. Sawing
9. Spinning
10. Weaving
11. Wood carving
12. Children's games
13. Enchanted Forest


Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Museumsstrasse, Hofstetten, Switzerland

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Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum hours of operation varies by the season. For 2020, it is 10-5 daily.
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