Ballenberg Open-Air Museum
Ballenberg Open-Air Museum information
For a fascinating insight into the rural Switzerland of yore, visit this open-air museum, set in 80-hectare grounds east of Brienz. Authentically reconstructed farming hamlets take you on an architectural stroll around Switzerland, with 100 century-old buildings from humble wooden huts in Valais to hip-roofed farmhouses in the Bernese Oberland. Demonstrations from bobbin lace-making to cow herding showcase Swiss crafts and traditions.
There are two entrances, and car parks at each. A bus runs at least hourly from Brienz train station to Ballenberg (Sfr5.20, 20 minutes).