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Do some detective work with your students! Discover the traces of bygone times as they come to light in the houses. The buildings tell of life as it then was, of the joys and suffering of everyday existence. In this way history becomes tangible.

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Für Schulen bietet das Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg spannende Schulprogramme und Führungen an.

Schools are visiting Ballenberg free of charge

After 1:30 pm from Monday to Friday, teachers and their pupils can visit Ballenberg Open-Air Museum free of charge. This offer is valid immediately and until further notice, and is aimed at state schools and nurseries throughout Switzerland, up to and including year 9. Additional paid educational programmes, such as guided tours, can also be booked.

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Im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg wird regelmässig das Handwerk Ziegeln gezeigt.

Our school programmes

Whether guided or self-guided, with informative teaching materials or entertaining puzzles, you can organise an exciting day at Ballenberg for your class!

All school programmes
Zusammen mit dem UNESCO-Weltnaturerbe Schweizer Alpen Jungfrau-Aletsch (SAJA) bietet das Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg Nachhaltigkeitswochen für Schulen an.

Overview school programmes


120 minutes

Group size

Max. 25 people per guide
(except guided tour with activities only up to 15 pers.)

Price guided tour

CHF 11.00 per person, excl. admission
Groups under 15 people pay CHF 165.00 fixed price, excl. admission

Price admission

Groups under 10
Adults CHF 32.00 / Children CHF 16.00
Groups of 10 or more
Adults CHF 29.00 / Children CHF 14.50

These rates are valid until 27 October 2024.

SBB offer for schools

Are you planning to travel by public transport? School classes benefit from the SBB school day ticket for CHF 15.00 per person. When booking the combined offer, school classes receive a 25% discount on admission to the Open-Air Museum. The offer can be booked via the SBB Contact Center 0848 44 66 88 or at the railway counter.

SBB offer
SBB-Zug fährt dem Thunersee entland.


We offer special class menus for schools. You will find these in the offers listed.
Is the menu you want not included? Let us know - further offers are available on request.

Throughout the museum grounds there are tables and benches available for an enjoyable picnic in the open air. The barbecue areas are equipped with firewood and running water.

Picnic areas and fireplaces
Frisch vom Feuer: Im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg stehen zahlreiche Feuerstellen zur Nutzung zur Verfügung.

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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