The Ballenburg Outdoor Museum presents the history of Switzerland in historic villages in an interactive way. Hundred years old homes and farms from different areas of Switzerland are exhibited in this area. The architecture of each of these buildings is unique to the region and the purpose of the museum is to display the traditional lifestyle of this land. Moreover, artists and craftsmen showing off their skills can be seen in the museum. There are also gardens of vegetables, aromatic plants, herbs and over hundred farm animals in the region.
Ballenberg is one of the best museums in Europe, located in a mountainous area in a series of villages and fields. Each of these series is representing a specific region of Switzerland and displaying its lifestyle and traditions. To make old houses, crop stores, and many shops have been moved to the museum from their original place with all their equipment, tools and decoration. Old crafts and traditional clothes in this museum are completely live and tangible and you can watch all the old businesses and traditions of Swiss life, from the woodcarving to the stages of Swiss cheese production.
The houses of the museum show different styles: from simple rural houses to charming houses. However, the museum’s focus is on the way of life on Switzerland and the lifestyle of people, production of the essential and necessary equipment, and the trade and business in Switzerland. The different sections of the museum show each specific subject in detail, for example, from the life of farm workers to the development of a handicrafts industry. You can easily take a full day at this museum to watch its different sections and get to know the history of this area. Due to the high area of Ballenberg, you may need a few days so that you can enjoy all of its parts well.
Fantastic History in Fantastic Switzerland!
Fantastic Switzerland Association