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Theme trails

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.

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Ballenberg: Das perfekte Familenerlebnis.

Ballenberg "à la carte"

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.

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Erleben Sie den Ballenberg kompakt: Das Angebot Ballenberg «à la Carte» richtet sich in erster Linie an Menschen mit Beeinträchtigungen.

"All ears": The world of fairy tales, legends and sounds at Ballenberg

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? 

«Ganz Ohr – Märchen-, Sagen- und Klangwelt auf dem Ballenberg» so heisst das Projekt, welches wir mit der Stiftung Mutabor laciert haben. Spannende Sagen und Märchen können anhand eines QR-Codes als Audio Dateien abgespielt werden.

Forest trail to indigenous trees and shrubs

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.

Kinder entdecken die verschiedenen Stationen des Waldlehrpfades im Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg.

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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