Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Ballenberg Open Air Museum

During the first long weekend we had in May, Alessio and I visited the Swiss Open-Air Museum called Ballenberg. Situated in the beautiful Canton of Berne, very near to Brienz surrounded by stunning scenery.

Over the years along with my parents we are visited numerous open-air museum in Norway, Denmark and Southern Germany. We have always found them very interesting and for kids quite educational too. I had already been here before but at least 10 years ago, so another visit was definitely on the cards.

From all the Cantons in Switzerland there are examples of the different types of houses, barns, bakehouses, stables, chapels, and not only that they have plenty of animals and craftsmen giving demonstrations of how certain things are made. For instance we saw a man who was showing to make rope.

Inside the buildings are also very interesting to see, from living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, cellars, schools, hairdressers and much more. There are around 100 buildings to visit, there are plenty of places to eat, bring a picnic or grill and really enjoy a whole day here.

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