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    Events 2024

      Special exhibitionWho wears the trousers?

      The strongest shorts in Switzerland? Compared to other types of wrestling around the world, the answer to this is Swiss wrestling shorts! They are the principal feature and symbol of Swiss wrestling. The new special exhibition at the Swiss Open-Air Museum recounts Swiss wrestling stories from the past and present using these unique shorts, along with a number of different items, including those from the estate of the two-time Swiss wrestling king, Karl Meli from Winterthur.

      More about the exhibition
      Die Sonderausstellung «Die Hose der Bösen: Schwingen – eine lebendige Tradition» im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg.

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        Swiss Open-Air Museum

        Museumsstrasse 100
        CH-3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz

        +41 33 952 10 30

        Opening hours

        11 April to 27 October 2024
        10 am to 5 pm daily

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