The large site of Switzerland’s only open-air museum can be found between the Hofstetten and Brienzwiler municipalities, above Brienz, in the heart of the Bernese Oberland.
Thanks to its central location, the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum can be reached quickly and easily from all directions.
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The best routes to take to Ballenberg are as follows:
From Brienz, Meiringen or the Brünig Pass, follow signs for Ballenberg West (3858 Hofstetten) or Ballenberg Ost (3856 Brienzwiler).
Parking is available at the West and East entrances.
You can pay for parking in cash on site or electronically using the SEPP app. To pay electronically via the app, you will first need to install the SEPP app on your mobile phone.
Visitors travelling by train can take the Zentralbahn from Interlaken or Lucerne directly to Brienz or to the Brünig Pass. There is a public bus that runs between Brienz and Brünig train stations and the Ballenberg West and East entrances.
If you want to take a boat trip before or after visiting the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum, you can incorporate a trip on Lake Brienz into your journey. Boats operated by BLS run regularly between Interlaken Ost and Brienz in summer.
Swiss Open-Air Museum
CH-3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz
6 April to 29 October 2023
10 am to 5 pm daily