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Tickets for Open-Air Museum Ballenberg: Skip The Line

Experience Switzerland as it once was, and meet over 200 farm animals!

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Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Skip The Line
Wheelchair accessible: Electric wheelchair available to rent. It should be collected from and returned to the West entrance (Hofstetten)
Smartphone tickets accepted

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Health and safety measures are in place so you can enjoy culture with confidence.

What's included

Admission to all houses and exhibitions
Admission to craft demonstrations: from baking bread to forging to making bricks and cheese
Activities specifically for children and adults
Digital map of the park

What's not included

Guided tour
Horse-drawn carriage (from mid-May to early October)
  • Admire over 100 traditional Swiss buildings, from magnificent farmhouses to humble workers' quarters and alpine huts
  • Learn about the everyday life and rural culture of the past as you roam around a 66-hectare open-air museum full of history
  • See skilled craftspeople working with traditional tools used for centuries, and meet friendly farm animals including cows, pigs, and chickens

Travel back in time and explore centuries worth of Swiss history as you roam around the expansive grounds of the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. This historic open-air museum will take you back to a simpler time, giving you the chance to see over 100 authentic buildings from all over the country. You'll also get to witness delicious demonstrations like authentic bread and cheese-making as well as old-school construction techniques.

Let the stress of modern life disappear completely, and immerse yourself in Switzerland's fascinating past.

Skip the line and scan your ticket directly at the entrance.

  • Throughout the museum grounds, there are tables and benches available for an enjoyable picnic in the open air. The barbecue areas are equipped with firewood and running water. Please note that if there is a "Foehn" wind (coming from the Alps) barbecuing is not allowed throughout the museum grounds
  • Parking is available on-site
  • There are three restaurants on-site
Cash Desk
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Historical Buildings
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Open-Air Museum Ballenberg
Museumsstrasse 100, 3858, Hofstetten bei Brienz
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