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Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

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Museumsstrasse 131, Brienz 3858, Switzerland
+41 33 952 10 30
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Ballenberg Swiss Open Air Museum Entrance Ticket and Horse Carriage Ride
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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“open air museum” (40 reviews)
“farm animals” (22 reviews)
“cheese making” (18 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Museumsstrasse 131, Brienz 3858, Switzerland
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+41 33 952 10 30
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a museum of Swiss buildings and agriculture dating back to the 16th century right through to quite recent times. We made the mistake of arriving just after midday and the exhibits close at 17.00hrs, you need at least a day to look around...More

Thank delingard
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear delingard, Thank you very much for your 5-point rating and your kind and detailed commentary. We are very pleased to hear that you have truly enjoyed your time at the open-air Museum Ballenberg. We would be happy to welcome you again, maybe next year?!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully laid out - many historically accurate buildings. Lots of information provided. Lots of walking - allow plenty of time. Clean and very well kept.More

Thank Dale P
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Dale P, Thank you for your five star rating and your kind words. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. We are looking forward to welcome you again soon on the Ballenberg. Best regards from...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found it really hard to read that visitors (a very small minority) hadn't enjoyed this museum because, since visiting it 25 years ago on my last trip to Switzerland, I'd been really looking forward to coming back! This time I brought my husband, and...More

Thank j1954g
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear j1954g, Thank you for your five star rating and great feedback. We are very pleased to hear that after all those years you enjoyed your visit to the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg as much as your first one. Our goal is to show people from...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017

If you only have a half fare card and not the Swiss travel pass, be sure to ask for the combined package when you buy your railway tickets - you get 10% off museum entrance fee, and also additional 10% off on your train tickets...More

1  Thank Christine X
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Christine, Thank you very much for your 4star rating and your further suggestions to spend an unforgettable day at the open-air Museum Ballenberg. We are pleased to hear that you have passed a funny and interesting time. Of course we would be happy to...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Not sure id want to visit on a rainy day, as there is quite a lot of walking between properties. Excellent work in dismantling & rebuilding the houses, the oldest one was originally build in the 1400's. Lots of crafts to watch, and good information...More

Thank Sharonself
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Sharonself Thank you for your rating and your kind feedback. We are happy that you enyojed your day in the Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. Even on a rainy day we have a lot to discover: many handcrafts, many warm rooms, cozy animal stables and...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Ballenburg is a large scale 'open air' museum with over 100 buildings. The site is over 2km from end to end and is split into a number of different areas with each area displaying building from differing regions of Switzerland. During our visit there were...More

1  Thank Hallam_Blade
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Hallam_Balde, Thank you for your rating and feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. Our goal is to show life in rural Switzerland before 1950 with more than 100 rural houses and farm buildings from all over...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

I love Ballenberg, have been here for years as a child and now with my own family. The museum allows dogs, perfect for us and our family dog. There are demonstrations throughout the day, allowing you to step back in time. Parking is available, charges...More

Thank Rach49_13
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Rach49_13, Thank you for your five star rating and kind words. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed all your visits to the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. It is always a pleasure to hear that people come back with their own children after...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

One of our most enjoyable experiences in Switzerland was visiting this extensive and very authentic collection of historic Swiss farmshouses, cheese making facilities, church, and everything else that made up a region of old Switzerland. It was like a Swiss version of Colonial Williamsburg. There...More

Thank Lynne P
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Dear Lynne P, Thank you for your five star rating and your kind words. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. We are looking forward to welcome you again soon on the Ballenberg. Best regards from Ballenberg

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We traveled from Luzern to Brunig Hasliberg by train, then wanted a bus from Brunig Hasliberg to ballenberg museum, but there was no bus in the afternoon. A bus driver told us that there are no busses running between Brunig Hasliberg and Ballenberg from 12...More

Thank rohitparashar
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear rohitparashar, Thank you for your rating. It is true that buses only run at certain times during the day. We are happy that the bus driver was able to help you getting to the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. Another option to get to the museum...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This historic village is massive and worth the cost to explore for a day. We decided to do this instead of hiking on a rainy day where we could duck in and out of buildings. There are many different styles of dwellings from all over...More

1  Thank Nick T
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Dear Nick T, Thank you for your rating and your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. Our goal is to show life in rural Switzerland before 1950. More than 100 farm houses and buildings, 250...More

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Somasundaram K
5 September 2017|
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Response from FLMBallenberg | Property representative |
Dear Somasundaram K, Thank you for your questions. We are looking forward to your visit. I would like to answer your questions: 1. You can book the entrance of the museum + horse carriage at the entrance. Just let them... More
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PheiLim
22 August 2017|
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Dear PheiLim As Sandeep B answerd you already, it is right that you travel by train till Brünig-Hasliberg and from there by bus to our entrance. Unfortunately we are closed during winter season. We open in middle of April... More
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smriti14
16 April 2017|
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Dear smriti14 Yes, the entrance is free with the Swiss Travel Pass. However, the horse carriage rides are not. You have the possibility to buy a combination ticket where the entrance and horse-drawn carriage ride are... More
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