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Das Wohnhaus aus Brienz BE (1031) im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg.

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We regularly publish our latest press releases in our blog. As well as media information, this also includes fascinating background reports from the open-air museum and Ballenberg Course Centre, along with news of our collections, exhibitions, architecture and services.

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Das Wohnhaus aus Sachseln OW im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg.

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Our basic media texts contain the main information about the Swiss Open-Air Museum, while our facts & figures overview provides the latest data for the Ballenberg Foundation. More information about the foundation and museum is available in the relevant sections of our website. Do you have a specific request, require further image material or want to contact the foundation, open-air museum or course centre managers directly? Then please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Die eindrückliche Kapelle aus Turtig/Raron VS kann auf dem Ballenberg entdeckt werden.

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  • Der Kornspeicher aus Ostermundigen BE (332) im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg vor blühendem Garten.

    Image 4: The granary from Ostermundigen BE (332) at the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg in front of a flowering garden.

  • Im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg sind über 200 Bauernhoftiere zu Gast - auch verschiedene Rassen von Ziegen und Schafen.

    Image 5: Over 200 farm animals populate the 66-hectare grounds of the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg during the museum season.

  • Erleben Sie wie frischer Käse im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg hergestellt wird.

    Image 6: Making cheese is regularly on display at the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum.

  • Im Freilichtmuseum wird regelmässig das Handwerk Sticken gezeigt.

    Image 7: Embroidery is regularly on display at the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum.

  • Im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg wird das Handwerk Hutmachen demonstriert.

    Image 8: Hat making is regularly on display at the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum.

  • Das Bauernhaus aus Eggiwil BE (351) im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg.

    Image 9: Farmhouse from Eggiwil (351) at the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum.

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

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