You can sponsor a Ballenberg farm animal for as little as CHF 10 per month. Your personal contribution to keeping the open-air museum alive for adults and children alike.
The farm animals at Ballenberg aren’t stuffed trophies or lifeless skeletons – quite the opposite! They crow, bleat, jump around or even leave behind the odd cowpat, complete with authentic aroma. They all bring life into the museum, are a testament to the diversity of rural culture and help people understand why it’s so important to have a wide range of species and breeds.
Farm animals have long been part of day-to-day life in rural Switzerland, be it as livestock or as working animals.
Ballenberg is also home to at-risk breeds that are particularly worthy of protection, from the Capra Grigia (grey mountain goat) to Évolène cattle, to name just two.
The museum is home to more than 200 farm animals during the season, which runs from mid-April to the end of October. The animals need food and care so they can welcome visitors to the museum happily and healthily day in, day out, and give them a living insight into the species that play a role in farm life.
As a thank-you from us, you will receive:
Sponsor a Ballenberg farm animal for as little as CHF 10 a month: your personal contribution to keeping the open-air museum alive for adults and children alike.
Sponsorships go towards the upkeep of the museum’s farm animals and cover roughly the annual maintenance costs of the animals listed. Sponsorship is not tied to one individual animal.
Choose which Ballenberg farm animal you’d like to support. Once your sponsorship registration has been received, we’ll send you all your other documents by post.
Swiss Open-Air Museum
CH-3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz
6 April to 29 October 2023
10 am to 5 pm daily