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Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

Museumsstrasse 131, Brienz 3858, Switzerland
+41 33 952 10 30
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Ballenberg Swiss Open Air Museum Entrance Ticket and Horse Carriage Ride
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
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Museumsstrasse 131, Brienz 3858, Switzerland
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+41 33 952 10 30
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a place that is really a hidden gem for those who enjoy learning about traditional European/Swiss life. I went here with a group. Prior to arrival the staff was very helpful in arranging our visit. We began with a two-hour walking tour and...More

Thank EDALeader
Reviewed yesterday

I was looking for something to do on a sunny day near Interlaken. I took a boat from Interlaken Ost train station to Brienz, which was fully covered by the Swiss travel pass. About 75 minutes later you arrive in the town of Brienz after...More

Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must see place for every one especially for family with young kids . Tips 1. Its free with Swiss pass 2. Visit on a bright sunny day 3. Wear proper sports shoes as lots of walking to do . 4. Take food...More

Thank Namanvora
V7415YBdanielleb, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Dear Namanvora, Thank you for your five star rating. We are pleased to hear that people from around the world like to visit the Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. More than 100 rural houses and farm buildings, 250 farmyard animals, at least 8 handicrafts demonstrations per...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This open-air museum is great if you are interested in learning about the old lifestyle of swiss people. There are some demonstrations and a lot to learn from the interprets working there. This is also near Interlachen, so it can be nice to visit both...More

Thank Joé S
V7415YBdanielleb, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Dear Joé S, Thank you for your rating. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. At least 8 handicrafts are demonstrated each day and our handicraftsmen and -women are looking forward to explain their handicrafts to our visitors....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so nice to go to. What I love the most is the cheese production there. For just 3 CHF, you can had a pack and go cheese with bread which was superb. Love it and hope I got chance to visit it...More

Thank A J
V7415YBdanielleb, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Dear AJ, Thank you for your rating. It is with pleasure that we hear you liked your visit to the Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. Cheese making is just one of our many handicraft demonstrations. At least eight are performed each day. Please consult our agenda...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice activity but would not be a must do on my list. Good for a cloudy day. Buildings are very neat. It seemed very quiet when we were there. A few restaurants to eat at and a gift shop outside the west...More

Thank shawnamarie0509
V7415YBdanielleb, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Dear shawnamarie0509, Thank you for your five star rating. We are pleased to see that you liked your visit to the Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. We have three shops that offer a variety of traditional homemade products. We are looking forward to welcome you again soon....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

- This is covered in Swiss Travel Pass - For us this was not a museum but window to the past of Switzerland - We are from India and really surprised to read about 18th,19th century marriage custom and traditions, they are exactly same as...More

1  Thank VikramVI
V7415YBdanielleb, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Dear VikramVI, Thank you for your five star rating. We are pleased to see that people from around the world like to visit our museum and can see similiarities with their culture and traditons. We have two entrances East and West, which both are easy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there after lunch cause I didn't realize how big it is... It's a pity they are open only till 5 pm... We had to use the horse carriage to be able to see at least something and it was 20chf one way for 2...More

Thank superkrol4iha
V7415YBdanielleb, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Dear superkrol4iha, Thank you for your rating. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit at the Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. There is a lot to discover for adults as well as children. Our opening hours are from 10 am to 5 pm. To see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose a nice, sunny day to go to Ballenberg. We also had a dog with us. I imagined it a much, much smaller place. Thank God we went there early enough to see the most of the it. People do please plan the WHOLE...More

Thank scheringin
FLMBallenberg, Marketing at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Dear scheringin Thank you for your friendly feedback. We are very pleased that you had a great day at the Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg. We would be delighted to welcome you soon again at our museum. Kind regards from Ballenberg

Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place is amazing. Try and go from both entrances and go a few times. So you can really experience what is on offer. An open air museum with activities like hat making, bread making, all the original Swiss activities from all the cantons. Divided...More

Thank kiwibaby
Danielle B, Marketing & Sales at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, responded to this review

Dear kiwibaby Thank you for your five star review. It is a pleasure to read that you like to visit the Swiss Open-Air Museum and are making great suggestions for other guests. This year we put our animals at the center of attention so there...More

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smriti14
Hi- I believe the museum entry is free if we buy the swiss travel pass. Are the horse carriage ride also free if we have the swiss pass. Please guide. Thanks.
16 April 2017|
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Response from V7415YBdanielleb | Property representative |
Dear smriti14 Yes, the entrance is free with the Swiss Travel Pass. However, the horse carriage rides are not. You have the possibility to buy a combination ticket where the entrance and horse-drawn carriage ride are... More
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smriti14
Hi- Am meaning to visit the museum in the month of June along woth my husband and 6 year old. I have two questions : 1. I would be coming from Wilderwil. Can you guide me the train route please. Also can we walk to the museum from the Brienz station or is there any other transport mode ? 2. Is the Entry fee included with the Swiss Half Price card ? Thanks !!
15 April 2017|
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Response from V7415YBdanielleb | Property representative |
Dear smriti14 Thank you for your questions. 1. From Wilderswil it is best to take the train from Wilderswil to Interlaken East and from there the train to Brienz. In Brienz there is a bus going directly to the entrances... More
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Brenda V
hi, I will be coming from Croatia taking a bus to Switzerland. May I know which is easier to get to ballenberg, Bern or Lucern?
20 October 2016|
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Response from FLMBallenberg | Property representative |
Hi Brenda V Thank you for your interest on the Ballenberg Swiss Open-Air Museum. Are you coming by train and bus to Ballenberg or by car? If you take the train and bus from Bern the journey will take 1hour 41 minutes and... More
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