Our digital museum guide is designed to accompany you during your visit to the Open-Air Museum. We hope you enjoy exploring our museum – there are lots of things to discover, puzzles to solve and exhibits to admire.
The grounds of the Swiss Open-Air Museum are extensive – extremely extensive. They cover 66 hectares housing over 100 historic buildings, divided into various areas. To find your way around, we recommend using our museum map, which is available at the West and East entrances. The museum map shows the locations of all the Ballenberg buildings and provides an overview of where to find our exhibitions and hands-on activities.
Throughout the grounds, a number of clear signposts will show you the way to the next area. The zones are colour-coded. The signposts reflect the colours on the museum map and the respective building’s information board.
If you prefer to go paperless, you can also use the digital version of our museum map.
What is happening when and where at the Swiss Open-Air Museum? Please refer to our daily schedule for details of current exhibitions, the times and locations of all our craft demonstrations, and information about the latest events and hands-on activities. This will ensure that you always know what is happening on the day of your visit.
A printed version of our daily schedule is also available from the ticket offices at the West and East entrances.
Take a tour of the Swiss Open-Air Museum: we have put together various routes through the museum grounds in our digital museum guide “Ballenberg goes digital”. What do you prefer? Would you like to learn more about the architectural details? Would you like to explore a specific region? Or do you have limited time and would like to see and discover as much as possible? Our tours take you to well-known and hidden treasures in the Swiss Open-Air Museum.
Would you like to experience the Open-Air Museum through play? The digital museum guide provides specific themed and story-based tours for families with children. Listen to fairy tales, legends and audio recordings from all over Switzerland during the “All ears” tour or join your children as they accompany Jakob, the knife grinder, on his search for work.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
6 April to 29 October 2023
10 am to 5 pm daily