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Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

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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“cheese making” (17 reviews)
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Museumsstrasse 131, Brienz 3858, Switzerland
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+41 33 952 10 30
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Reviewed yesterday

I have visited Ballenberg multiple time in my childhood and I will never get enough, and every time it is different and I see new things. It is not easy to explain my friends from abroad what it is and that it is interesting for...More

Thank Katja R
Reviewed yesterday

Living in Switzerland it must have been the tenth time or so that we visited Ballenberg and no matter how often you visit, it's never the same and it never get's boring. We've been to similar museums in Sweden, Norway and Austria and we wold...More

Thank Tibor T
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Tibor T Thank you very much for your nice feedback. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your visit at the Ballenberg. We are looking forward to welcome you soon again. Kind regards from Ballenberg

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great wet weather option. A museum consisting of old structures found throughout Switzerland, but reflecting what can still be found in situ across the country. However the museum goes to length to show the contemporary internal furnishings and accessories such as clothing...More

Thank CecilGgibley
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear CecilGgibley Thank you for your nice feedback. We are pleased to read that you had a good day at the Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. Yes, even if it’s a rainy day you can visit and discover a lot of things inside. We hope to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a treasure this museum is for the people of Switzerland as well as all visitors. We had planned to spend a couple of hours but instead were there all day and still didn't see everything. We marveled at the structures, the displays (costumes, wood...More

Thank Vicki1020
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Vicki1020, Thank you for your five star rating and your kind words. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. There is so much to be discovered, experienced and learned about Swiss rural life before 1950....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have ever wondered what it was like inside a traditional swiss chalet or what the little shacks on the hillside are well Ballenberg open air museum will answer your questions It's as if time has been frozen in a bubble around the area...More

Thank N9DUF
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear N9DUF Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and your 5-star rating. We are very happy to hear that you had an unforgettable day at the Ballenberg. Every day there is something else to discover. We would be pleased to welcome you soon...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a beautiful collection of old swiss houses from allaround the country. You will discover, the history and lifestyle through a wonderful walk in this huge park. There are happenings for the kids, restaurants, little traditionnal shops. It is wonderful !

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

Dear Noemie_CdG Thank you for your kind feedback and your 5-star rating. We are very happy to hear that you spend a wonderful day at the open-air museum Ballenberg. We would be delighted to welcome you soon again at our museum. Kind regards from Ballenberg

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was not in our plan but we hadn't got good weather at Interlaken and have to find somewhere to wander. Luckily, the information centre introduced this to us and it is not far away. This open-air museum is so pretty and many picture points....More

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

Dear Mr Herbert W Thank you very much for your nice comment on our open-air museum Ballenberg. It is our pleasure that you enjoyed your spontaneous visit. And who knows, maybe it was not your last stay at Ballenberg, we would be pleased to welcome...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a day trip from Wengen as our hiking plans were rained out. Very worthwhile visit - museum exhibits were well done and the grounds well kept. Brought to life the way Swiss living has evolved over the years. Live demonstrations were interesting and...More

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

Dear azn-coyote, Thank you for your five star rating and kind feedback. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Open Air Museum Ballenberg. Our goal is to transmit an authentic experience of Swiss rural life before 1950. More than 100...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a big fan of meuseums so we didnt enjoy at all there.w e have to walk a lot and most of the houses are similar there.cheese making was closed.saw only pottery making.a chocolate making thing was outside the museum which is not...More

Thank BJtravellernature
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear BJtravellernature, Thank you for your rating. We are sorry to hear that the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg did not meet your expectations. Our goal is to transmit an authentic experience of rural life in Switzerland before 1950. More than 100 rural houses and buildings invite...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a huge museum near Interlaken. First we need to go to Brienz and then take a bus. There are two enterance but we got down at Enterance where ticket counter was there. I think Ballenberg Ost. Pl note this is huge open museum...More

Thank Chetan S
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Chetan S, Thank you for your five star rating. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. The museum is accessible by car, bus and public transport over two entrances, East and West. At least eight handicraft...More

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smriti14
16 April 2017|
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Response from V7415YBdanielleb | Property representative |
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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smriti14
15 April 2017|
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Response from V7415YBdanielleb | Property representative |
Dear smriti14 Thank you for your questions. 1. From Wilderswil it is best to take the train from Wilderswil to Interlaken East and from there the train to Brienz. In Brienz there is a bus going directly to the entrances... More
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Brenda V
20 October 2016|
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Hi Brenda V Thank you for your interest on the Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum. Are you coming by train and bus to Ballenberg or by car? If you take the train and bus from Bern the journey will take 1hour 41 minutes and... More
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