Not just a MUSEUM but one that working with nature and the past bringing to life the wonderful history of Switzerland.
Offering the rear chance to see the many different houses within such a small country, Offering a great diversity of culture and customs which throughout the year your can sample. Remember Switzerland as a united country is not 1000 years old yet but the cantons got back centuries with tools musical instruments, clothes, Shoes, food, not for getting the many rare animal and of course houses. In Ballenberg you walk through different canton, see the buildings change (look inside see their way of life). May be the area you walk through is Valais region then a successful crop growing area with wine, the houses were design for this climate and to grow the crops. As you walk into the Bern region where agriculture give way to the Alps and cattle cheese, it all in one wonderful place for you and your family to see. You will need all day to walk round the 660,000 meters of houses and culture. Check out what's on the special events you see Charcoal made Hydro powered saw mills, ladies making lace, smell the cheese, and sit with the loose animals or pop up to a traditionally made playground with the children this is a play the young and old learn about the past while touching and seeing it happen.
Do you know
Where Silk comes from? Or how long each gossamer contains
Where the watch industry got started in Switzerland
That wood ash is used as laundry soap
Would you like to see Sheep shearing (Early may)
See Traditional Costumes ( Early June)
Visit a Country theatre (July August)
And much more from a humble museum.
In Ballenberg there are two well located Restaurants inside and One with the Chocolate making display outside (do not forget there is TWO entrances EAST and WEST)
Take the family in on a FAMILY TICKET and save more.
Ballanberg offer many naturally made products from Lace, Bread, Meat and handmade crafts - All made in Ballenberg "Swiss made" Schwiezer Qualatat"
*** Open from Mid April to end October each year.***