Discover Ballenberg on our themed walks: the “Ballenberg à la Carte” walk gives you the chance to experience the museum in potted form, the “All ears” tour lets you listen to fairy tales and legends in various Swiss dialects, and the Foxtrail scavenger hunt promises an adventure full of tricky puzzles and hidden clues.
Experience Ballenberg in a compact way: equipped with the Ballenberg "à la Carte" menu card (available on site at the cash desks) and your mobile phone, you can explore the grounds using the newly created circular route. In exciting short films, our Ballenberg experts give you in-depth insights into everyday life, the buildings and the crafts at eleven stations. The films can be accessed via QR codes.
Exciting fairy tales, legends and audio recordings from various Swiss regions, each told in their local dialect, are just waiting to be discovered at Ballenberg. The QR codes providing access to the stories are each located in a historic building from the region where the story was first told. Where might the book of fairy tales be hidden? On the kitchen table, in the parlour or maybe on the bedside table? Who will find it first?
Plastic and metal products are everywhere these days. But, how did our ancestors cope without these materials? The answer comes from the forest, which offers a solution for almost all aspects of daily life. The themed trail (forest trail) takes us to a range of different trees and shrubs and shows their vital importance for traditional handicrafts and customs.
Swiss Open-Air Museum
CH-3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz
6 April to 29 October 2023
10 am to 5 pm daily