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A S T R O L L THRO UG H TH E PA ST

Groups and Schools 2014

CH-3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz Tel. +41 33 952 10 25 reservation@ballenberg.ch www.ballenberg.ch


Opening times

Admission prices for groups or 10 or more

Admission prices for individuals

Daily, 12 April – 31 October 2014

Adults 20.–

Adults 22.–

Ticket offices 9 am – 5 pm

Children * 10.–

Children * 11.– Families 50.–

Houses/Activities 10 am – 5 pm Restaurants 9 am – 6 pm

Admission price for classes up to 10 persons

General information

(All school types and adult education)

The admission price is not included in

from 16th birthday 16.40

group and school programmes. All prices in Swiss francs. Prices and programmes are subject to change.

(parents and their children* or grandparents and their grandchildren*) *from 6 – 16th birthday

One teacher per class is admitted to the museum free of charge. In the case of a class with over 20 students this also applies to a second accompanying person.

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A ST RO L L T HR O U GH T HE PAST

Ballenberg provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with history. The Open-Air Museum, with its over 100 historical buildings from all corners of Switzerland, its many farm animals, gardens and fields is a kind of ‘walk-through’ history book and offers stimulating access to a host of historical themes.

Welcome to Ballenberg! In the houses you can look around as the fancy takes you and form an impression of daily life in years gone by. This automatically gives rise to new questions about the present. The gardens and fields grow useful plants, vegetables and medicinal herbs. Various exhibitions highlight selected aspects of rural life then and now: birth, marriage and death for example, as well as costumes, folk music, silk production or livestock such as bees or mules. A major theme in the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum is handcrafts. In several faithfully reconstructed workshops specialists display their handicraft skills, in the rope factory for instance, the saddlery or the forge. Do you know how a basket is woven? How does bobbin lacemaking work? Filet crocheting? Shingle making? Charcoal burning? For groups and school classes there are various tailor-made tours and activity programmes which allow an in-depth insight into themes such as rural architecture or cultural traditions. Often it’s the quite small, unspectacular things that are particularly fascinating. What was it like in those times to bake bread? How did the farmers manage to cook in the farm’s simple and basic kitchen? How much skill is needed to carve a little wooden cow? Roll up your sleeves, try it out and let yourself be inspired by old times.

Contents Group programmes All-inclusive prices for groups

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In the horse taxi through the museum

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Your party

11

Shopping at Ballenberg

11

Picnics

11

School programmes

12 – 17

Culinary delights at Ballenberg

18 – 19

Access

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Group programmes At the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum groups can get a really close feel. The tours provide an in-depth insight and highlight themes in detail – life in the Alps for example, natural healing powers, or wedding, birth and death ceremonies. In the active programmes the guests roll up their sleeves: join in the workshop, bake bread, mix herb teas or take over the kitchen completely and cook at the wood-burnig stove. The activities are also bookable in parallel. Small groups of up to 10 people can also book, of course.

TOURS: GENERAL

Guided tour through Ballenberg Each house tells its own story. Often a hidden corner reveals a new perspective on the past. A tour helps to sharpen one’s eye for detail – here there‘s a hidden inscription to be read, there a long-forgotten object to be discovered. Our staff are infused with the Ballenberg fever - and it’s contagious! The guided tours cover themes such as architecture, rural life and activities, gardens, animals, customs, and crafts.

Information Up to 16 persons per guide/group

Per extra person

210.– 13.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

TOURS: ALPS

Idyllic world or hard daily grind? Since “Heidi” the Swiss Alps have been known worldwide as the symbol of natural beauty, an idyllic world in miniature. But life on the mountain was not always a perfect idyll. The theme tour shows both the sunny and shadowy sides of life in the Alps and explains regional differences. For instance the small farmyard from Blatten recalls the spatial conditions in the village, and the inside shows clearly at what close quarters the Lötschental families lived in bygone centuries.

Information Up to 16 persons per guide/group

Per extra person

210.– 13.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

TOURS: ARCHITECTURE

Rural buildings have stories to tell The architecture of rural Switzerland is very varied and shows a surprising degree of innovativeness. The special tour focuses on small details and traces major changes. Modifications and conversions often reflect the progress of economic history. The architectonic walk covers a broad spectrum from baroque church architecture to the less pronounced aesthetic of workshops. A particular aspect is the visit to the old House from Matten (16th century) which has been converted to today’s requirements in line with modern standards.

Information Up to 16 persons per guide/group Per extra person Duration Maximum group size

Excl. admission

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210.– 13.– 2 hrs. 25


TOURS: HANDICRAFTS

A treasure trove of skills The world of handicrafts was and still is incredibly varied. In bygone centuries there was a broad range of specialists on the land who complemented each other and who were also partially interdependent. The theme-based tour shows a whole spectrum of skills, ranging from almost-forgotten craft techniques to handicraft activities that are still essential today. A visit to the museum’s craft workers shows how traditions survive, how new applications are found for their skills, and how new products are created with them.

Information Up to 16 persons per guide/group

Per extra person

210.– 13.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

TOURS: RITUALS

Marriage – birth – death Life’s rituals form the framework of the biography of all human beings. The rites of passage from one phase of life to the next take on a very different form according to the historical period or cultural origin. Special exhibitions devoted to the major rites of passage show how society dealt with joy and suffering in various regions of Switzerland, and what roles the men and women played. The theme-based tour helps to understand the context of bygone centuries and the particular customs which appear strange when seen from a modern point of view. TOURS: NATURAL HEALING POWERS

Drugstore and herb garden A treasure of magical herbs grows in the medicinal herb garden of the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum. Their powers lie in the curative qualities which they can develop. In former times knowledge of the art of healing in the country was a part of everyday life. This special tour concentrates on certain individual herbs and their possible applications, showing the various stages of their transformation into a healing product. A comparison of the old and modern forms of medicine, together with the different processes involved, reveals some fascinating facts. TOURS: TICINO

Rambling through Switzerland’s sun-lounge The tour of the Ticino section of the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum reveals some special facets of the history of the Ticino. Very different styles of architecture and ways of life were always to be found in a small area. Because of the topography, agriculture and animal husbandry involved strenuous exertion for farming families. Special attention is devoted to the north-south traffic and emigration, as well as to particularities such as chestnuts and silkworm breeding.

Information Up to 16 persons per guide/group

Per extra person

210.– 13.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

Information Up to 16 persons per guide/group

Per extra person

210.– 13.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

Information Up to 16 persons per guide/group Per extra person Duration Maximum group size

Excl. admission

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GROUPS: THE TREAT PROGRAMMES

Cooking in historical kitchens

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Cooking and eating together is a special group experience. All the more so when it all takes place in historical rooms. What must it have been like to feed a family with the simplest of means? To cook without electricity or running water? For this programme groups have the kitchens of two 18th century farmhouses at their disposal. Participants are introduced to the instruments, and are assisted in lighting the fire and boiling the water. Then there’s the cooking and – if all goes well – a meal in the farmhouse parlour, of course. GROUPS: THE TREAT PROGRAMMES

Bread from the wood-burning oven Self-made bread tastes fantastic, especially when it comes fresh out of the wood-burning stove. Under guidance the guests make their own bread and learn first-hand about the art of baking and decorating. Each loaf of bread tells its own story and in the past producing it was not always as straightforward as it is today. While the loaves are baking in the wood-burning oven, there‘s time to discover historical instruments in other houses for processing grain.

Information Up to 10 persons Per extra person

750.– 75.–

Duration

4 hrs.

Maximum group size

20

Excl. admission

Information Up to 10 persons Per extra person

310.–

Duration

31.– 2 hrs.

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

GROUPS: THE TREAT PROGRAMMES

Aroma workshop It is well-known that much depends on aroma – so it’s worth becoming a professional in this field. In the Aroma Workshop group programme participants take the first steps towards expertise and produce their own perfume spray. First they take a look at the Ballenberg scent garden and perfume cellar, then follows aroma production under the guidance of a specialist. Here 100 % pure essential oils come into play. Of course, guests can take their Ballenberg perfume home with them.

Information Up to 10 persons Per extra person

400.–

Duration Maximum group size

Excl. admission

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40.– 2 hrs. 25


GROUPS: THE TREAT PROGRAMMES

Information

Healing power from the garden Long ago knowledge of the healing powers of plants was widespread in rural areas. Much of this knowledge has been preserved in the medicinal herb garden of the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum. The groups start their programme in this garden and learn about different medicinal plants. They then get a look at the process of tea blending and produce their own herb tea. At the end all participants take their magic potion away with them.

Up to 10 persons

370.–

Per extra person

37.–

Duration

2 hrm.

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

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Information

The Ballenberg chocolate factory What is really behind the cliché of chocolate-spoilt Switzerland? How exactly is chocolate made and what makes the whole thing so secret? During a visit to the Ballenberg chocolate factory the story takes shape, and the path from cocoa beans to the finished chocolate becomes clear. Participants pour a chocolate bar and take it home with them – a real highlight for all avowed and aspiring gourmets.

Up to 16 persons Per extra person

325.– 25.–

Duration

45 mins.

Maximum group size Available

20

Tuesday  – Sunday

Excl. admission

GROUPS: THE ACTIVE PROGRAMMES

Rally: Ballenberg route

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Brains and skill are needed for this active tour through the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum. Split into small groups, the guests perform their tasks at different stations along the way. Six posts contain factual questions on Switzerland’s rural culture, while at four other posts the playful aspect dominates.

Information Up to 10 persons

380.–

Per extra person

38.–

Duration Group size

2 hrs.

Excl. admission

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GROUPS: THE ACTIVE PROGRAMMES

Ballenberg Olympiad Admittedly, putting the stone and Platzgen (traditional disc throwing) are not Olympic disciplines – but here at Ballenberg they are fully worthy of a small championship. Guests compete in teams or individually for victory in the Ballenberg Olympiad. They take part in various traditional sports contests. The choice includes: crossbow shooting, nailing, Platzgen and putting the stone. The programme also includes blowing the alphorn of course. On request a competition is organised with prizes.

Information One discipline per person

16.–

Per additional discipline / pers. 5.– Fixed price for competition 75.– Competition prizes according to effort Duration

30 mins. to 2 hrs.

Excl. admission

GROUPS: THE ACTIVE PROGRAMMES

Building a blockhouse oneself Who in today’s western world is capable of building a roof over his own head? In the Blockhaus active programme the groups erect a blockhouse in the shortest possible time. Admittedly it is served up to you on a plate, so to speak: the wood is ready and numbered with Roman numerals that correspond to the construction plan. But building the house requires skill and imagination. Two groups can also compete with each other.

Information Up to 10 persons

250.–

Per extra person

25.–

Duration

1 hr.

Maximum group size

24

Excl. admission

GROUPS: THE ACTIVE PROGRAMMES

Carving: the cow programme The herd would be incredibly large if one were to gather together all those carved wooden cows that Switzerland has left in the suitcases of its tourists. Create your own unmistakeable model, your own little cow on the shelf, in the stall or on your desk. Under the guidance of an expert, each guest produces his or her own cow and paints it at will. Of course the cow receives a bell-strap chosen personally.

Information Up to 10 persons Per extra person Duration

400.– 40.– 2 hrs.

Age

from 13

Group size

variable

Excl. admission

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book now!

All-inclusive prices for groups Adults 49.– Children 40.– The price includes admission to the Museum, a general guided tour and lunch in the historical Alter Bären tavern or the Wilerhorn Inn.

The Ballenberg Open-Air Museum offers a quite special experience for groups. Here history comes alive, unfolding before your eyes. On the guided tour there’s lots to hear and discover, whether about crafts, architecture, customs, animals or nature. Plunge into other worlds, into bygone times! Bookable from 20 persons.

Lunch menu Cream of vegetable soup With meat: chicken strips with mushroom sauce and butter noodles Vegetarian: Spätzli (pasta) stew with vegetables and herb sauce Extras and drinks are billed separately.

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Kambly Erlebnis Trubschachen

Entdecken Sie in einem für alle Sinne erlebnisreichen Begegnungsort die Geheimnisse der Feingebäck-Kunst. Erkunden Sie den Ursprung und die Erlebniswelt von Kambly und geniessen Sie Momente der Freude. Discover the secrets of the art of fine biscuit making with all your senses. Explore the world of Kambly and its origins, indulge yourself and enjoy moments of delight. Öffnungszeiten / Opening hours Mo-Fr / Mon-Fri 08.30 - 18.30 h, Sa&So / Sat&Sun, 08.30 - 17.00 h Eintritt kostenlos / Entry is free Zug-Fahrplan / Train timetable ab / from Bern XX.36 h in Trubschachen XX.44 h ab / from Luzern XX.57 h in Trubschachen XX.11 h Stündliche Bahnverbindungen ab Bern und Luzern / Hourly train connections from Berne and Lucerne. Mehr Informationen unter: / Further information: www.kambly.ch, Tel.: +41 34 495 02 22


In the horse taxi through the Museum A stylish introduction or crowning finish: Those who treat themselves to a chauffeur-driven ride in a carriage and pair through the Museum are certain winners. Our partner, the coach firm Voegeli from Interlaken, keeps two carriages at Ballenberg. These have seats for 10 resp. 12 passengers. It is advisable to book in advance for a group. Those able to decide on the spur of the moment can book a 2HP taxi spontaneously if one is available. 220.– per hour for 10 people 240.– per hour for 12 people Excl. admission

Your party

At Ballenberg we don’t do things in half measures. Several buildings, including the house from Ostermundigen or the workshop from Aarau, are ideally suited for seminars and banquets. There is plenty of room, even for large groups.

Shopping at Ballenberg

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Take a piece of Ballenberg with you. Handicraft products and “home-made” goods from the museum are on sale at several points around the grounds and at the entrances. Some of our delicacies have long since acquired cult status, among them the Ballenberg smoked sausage, chocolate from our chocolate factory, or bread from the wood-burning oven. Treat yourselves and take at least one piece of our spicy alpine pasture cheese home with you. The flavour of the fresh mountain air and the fragrance of nature will stay with you for a long time to come. Handicraft products round off the goods on offer: textiles, hats, carvings, charcoal or pottery are available at the shops at the entrances, and in some cases, directly in the workshops.

Picnics

If you prefer bringing your own food and drink in your rucksack, there‘s wood available at our picnic areas for your barbecue.

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School programmes Do some detective work with your students. Discover the traces of bygone times as they come to light in the houses. The rooms and historical artefacts tell of life in earlier ages, of the joys and suffering of everyday life as it once was. They provide a direct link with history. School groups have the choice of exploring the museum on their own – with, on request, the help of leaflets on certain themes – or of studying certain aspects in greater depth in a special guided programme.

ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMME

Touring the museum on one’s own The Ballenberg Open-Air Museum is a kind of “walk-through” history book. Choose your own points of interest, select the appropriate contents out of the great variety available. Over 100 buildings offer a huge stage on which life in former times takes shape. All the different types of habitat and work become comprehensible, and the different farmhouses of Switzerland can be experienced first-hand. Leaflets containing different tasks are available for unaccompanied school visits.

Information Per leaflet 2.– Leaflets for the West, Ticino and East sectors available at the West and East ticket offices. Age range

8 – 14

Please announce your visit, even if you are touring the museum with your class independently. Excl. admission

ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR KINDERGARTEN/ CLASS 1

Information

Adventure tour with the friendly house spirit

Up to 10 schoolchildren per guide/group

It is natural to find a resident friendly house spirit in a place like the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum. He knows every nook and cranny of the old houses and tells stories that only a house spirit can know of. He accompanies groups of a maximum of 12 children (several groups in parallel are possible) through the grounds, shows them the hidden corners, his secret hiding places and favourite haunts in the old rooms, and talks about the men, women and animals that used to live in these houses.

Per additional schoolchild Duration Age range Maximum group size Excl. admission

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ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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On the crafts trail Many old handicraft trades are still actively pursued today in the workshops of the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum. Basket making, forging, braiding, spinning, weaving and carving are just some of the many crafts that are demonstrated daily. In the schools programme the students explore the workshops of the shoemaker and the cooper. They examine handicraft products and try their hand at half-forgotten techniques and skills.

Information Up to 16 schoolchildren per guide/group Per additional schoolchild Duration Age range

180.– 11.– 2 hrs.

Maximum group size

8 – 14 25

Excl. admission

ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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Silk: an animal story The silkworm is certainly not among the most favourite of domestic animals. Up until a few decades ago this animal, which produces the raw material for

Information Up to 16 schoolchildren per guide/group Per additional schoolchild

180.– 11.–

noble fabrics, was of the utmost significance. Silkworms had been bred in

Duration

2 hrs.

Switzerland since the 14 century and were kept as livestock. The harvesting

Age range

9 – 14

of their valuable threads was of great economic importance, particularly in

Maximum group size

th

the Ticino. In the silk programme the children are introduced to the silkworm and learn a lot about the process leading to the production of this beautiful material. They even wind a thread from the cocoon themselves.

ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Scents and smells Who doesn‘t like to stick his nose into everything, really everything? This very wish is the theme of the “Scents and Smells” programme. The students visit houses and stables with their nose out front: what do cows, goats and pigs smell like? The children sniff their way through a smoking kitchen, sharpening their senses as they learn to recognize wood, leather or wool by the smell. Do scents reawaken memories? Each child can create a box of scents and take it home as an aromatic souvenir.

25

Mid-June to mid-August Excl. admission

Information Up to 16 schoolchildren per guide/group Per additional schoolchild Duration Age range

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11.– 2 hrs.

Maximum group size Excl. admission

180.–

6 – 8 25


ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Stories about bread Bread is one of the most commonplace things in our daily lives. But what ingredients does it take to make it? What does the process leading from the corn to the bread itself look like? Where and how did people bake their bread 100 years ago? In the programme “Stories about Bread” the children learn a lot about the old utensils used to process the grain, and at the same time about the living conditions of the times. At the end the classmates get to try their hand: they themselves make a loaf that is baked in the historical wood-burning oven. ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

School 200 years ago It would certainly suit lots of today‘s schoolchildren down to the ground if they did not have to go to school every day. But what about not having any school to go to, or there being a school which one is not allowed to attend? 200 years ago it was by no means a matter of course for all children to go to school. The programme shows how boys and girls lived in former times, what types of work they had to do, and what they played with. On the way to the historical schoolroom the groups visit different houses, and later they have a lesson in the style experienced by their forbears. ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Butter programme Food that one makes oneself simply tastes better – there‘s no arguing with that. Test this principle out yourself at Ballenberg: in the butter programme the children make butter themselves with old utensils. However, producing home-made butter in former times was no mere pastime for the spoilt living in the lap of luxury: it was an everyday chore. The schoolchildren see the different stages in processing, from the milk to the cream to the butter. At the end every child takes a portion of butter home.

Information Up to 16 school schoolchildren per guide/group 180.– Per additional schoolchild

11.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Age range

7 – 10

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

Information Up to 16 school schoolchildren per guide/group 180.– Per additional schoolchild

11.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Age range

7 – 10

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

Information Up to 16 school schoolchildren per guide/group 180.– Per additional schoolchild

11.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Age range

8 – 11

Maximum group size Bring a cool bag for taking the butter home! Excl. admission

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Houses – as diverse as Switzerland itself Every region in Switzerland has its characteristic style of architecture and traditional building methods which still today characterize the villages and hamlets. This is immediately apparent at Ballenberg. But what techniques did people use to build their houses in former times? In this programme the children learn about the craft skills that were required. They find out what a shingles maker can do (shingle-making is a craft which has now all but disappeared), or how a binding compound is made for building walls out of burnt limestone. Everyone has to lend a hand when it comes to moving a tree trunk without a crane. ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Progress on the roof: tiles Who wants a fire in his roof? In the 19th century people literally had to struggle hard with this problem. All too often thatched roofs went up in flames. That‘s why tiles became increasingly important as roofing material. On this guided tour the schoolchildren discover the different types of roof construction and tile forms. They learn how to make tiles and place their own signs and inscriptions on the tiles.

Information Up to 16 school schoolchildren per guide/group 180.– Per additional schoolchild

11.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Age range

8 – 14

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

Information Up to 16 school schoolchildren per guide/group 180.– Per additional schoolchild

11.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Age range

8 – 11

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Wool – a simple material with a rich history For centuries sheep were some of man’s most loyal companions on the farms. They provided him with an extremely valuable commodity: wool. In today‘s world with its multitude of different clothing materials, one easily forgets that wool is one of the oldest forms of raw material used for the production of clothing. The children get to know the fibres through touch and smell. They try their skill at carding, spinning and felting. And they can all take home a piece of cloth that they have felted themselves. ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Magical herbs from the garden Herbs can treat many things, particularly in the medicinal herb garden of the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum. In earlier times rural medicine was very varied. Every family had its own recipes and home cures. In the medicinal herb garden the students find out about simple remedies. They look for plants which they know, and reflect on the role these plants could play in the family medicine cabinet. All the children prepare a tea mixture as a miracle cure for all eventualities, and they can take it home with them.

Information Up to 16 school schoolchildren per guide/group 180.– Per additional schoolchild

11.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Age range

9 – 14

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

Information Up to 16 school schoolchildren per guide/group 180.– Per additional schoolchild

11.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Age range

9 – 16

Maximum group size Excl. admission

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LEBENDIGE TRADITION Seit 2012 ist die Brienzer Holzschnitzerei eine eingetragene, lebendige Tradition der Schweiz.

SCHWEIZER HOLZBILDHAUEREI MUSEUM Das erste Museum der Schweiz, das sich ausschliesslich der Holzbildhauerei widmet, befindet ich in den denkmalgeschützten Räumlichkeiten der Jobin AG in Brienz. Eine ständige Ausstellung, ergänzt mit Sonderausstellungen, thematisiert die grosse Bedeutung von Brienz als Zentrum dieses Kunsthandwerkes.

«LEBENDIGE TRADITION»

Die Sonderausstellung gibt einen interessanten und lehrreichen Einblick in die einmalige und lebendige Tradition der Brienzer Holzschnitzerei. Eine Geschichte von Handwerkern und Meistern, Individuen und Fabriken, Traditionen und Moden, Einheimischen und Fremden, und – nicht zuletzt – von Arbeit und Brot. Bis heute, arbeiten die Brienzer Holzbildhauer in ihren eigenen Werkstätten («Bbuddiiggen») oder im Angestelltenverhältis in einer der alteingesessenen Manufakturen. Die Sonderausstellung läuft bis April 2015

SCHWEIZER HOLZBILDHAUEREI MUSEUM Art Nr. 28 000 00 geführte Besichtigung 0.5 hours Gruppen 10 – 30 * Eintrittspreis pro Person CHF 5.– Führungs-Pauschale pro Gruppe CHF 50.– Reservation notwendig *grössere Gruppen auf Anfrage möglich SCHWEIZER HOLZBILDHAUEREI MUSEUM . HAUPTSTRASSE 111 . CH-3855 BRIENZ TEL. +41 33 952 13 00 . WWW.MUSEUM-HOLZBILDHAUEREI.CH


ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR UPPER LEVELS

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Hired-labour children speak out Transplanted into another world, exploited and excluded: the fate of the children once taken from their families and hired out as cheap labour in Switzerland is a dark chapter of Swiss history that raises many questions. What takes place in the head of a child that is separated from its parents and grows up in a new environment? How does one come to terms with being a stranger, having no parents, being excluded? The exhibition “The hired-labour children speak out” gives the floor to those directly concerned. In various recorded spoken documents they talk about their lives, their memories and how they dealt with their experiences. ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR UPPER LEVELS

Discovery tour The spirit of discovery and quick minds are the prerequisites for the upper level tour around the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum. The students follow the tour through the grounds in groups of between 4 and 8. Four of the way stations pose questions on factual knowledge and, at the other four, skill and agility are necessary to complete the tasks. This programme enables the youngsters to come to grips with the Ballenberg themes in a playful and interactive fashion. Historical buildings, crafts, gardens and animals are the main focus. ACCOMPANIED SCHOOL PROGRAMMES FOR TEENAGERS

Guided tour through Ballenberg Our museum tour guides are renowned for their ability to breathe life into the site. The theme of rural life in former times is the focus of the tour. There is much to tell about the earlier life styles, the characteristic building techniques of the different regions of Switzerland, the craft trades, daily work in the home and on the farm, cultural traditions, work in the garden and animal husbandry.

Information Up to 16 school schoolchildren per guide/group 180.– Per additional schoolchild Duration

11.– 2 hrs.

Age range

13 – 18

Maximum group size

25

Excl. admission

Informationen Up to 16 schoolchildren per tour 384.– Per additional schoolchild

24.–

Duration (incl. lunch break) 5 hrs. Age range Group size

14 – 16

variable

Excl. admission

Informationen Up to 16 teenagers per guide/group Per additional teenager

180.– 11.–

Duration

2 hrs.

Age range

14 – 18

Maximum group size Excl. admission

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Discovery tours make one hungry – without a doubt! Our three restaurants will be delighted to serve you with food and drink. On our menu you will find Swiss specialities, good simple food and varied group menus.

Pleasures of the palate at Ballenberg Alter Bären tavern 5 minutes from Ballenberg West Entrance. Ground floor restaurant 60 seats Ground floor room 40 seats Banqueting room, 1st floor, East 60 seats Banqueting room, 1st floor, West 40 seats Vaulted cellar 30 seats Terrace 80 seats Self-service terrace 100 seats

Wilerhorn Inn At the Ballenberg East entrance. Ground floor restaurant Ground floor room Banqueting room, 1st floor Terrace

70 seats 80 seats 220 seats 150 seats

The Wilerhorn Inn is also suitable for guests who don’t visit the Museum. Conveniently located for transport..

Degen Inn In the middle of the Museum grounds. The Degen is suitable only for small groups of up to 10 persons.

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Access Car or coach ➜ via Chiasso – Gotthard – Wassen – Sustenpass – Brienzwiler – East entrance ➜ via Zurich – Lucerne – Brünigpass – Brienzwiler – East entrance ➜ via Lausanne – Berne – Interlaken – Hofstetten bei Brienz – West entrance From Brienz, Meiringen or Brünigpass follow the signs «Ballenberg West» (Hofstetten) or «Ballenberg Ost» (Brienzwiler). There is plenty of parking space at both entrances

Adress Entrance West: Museumsstrasse 131, 3858 Hofstetten Entrance East: Museumsstrasse 8, 3856 Brienzwiler

Approximate travel times ➜ from Basel 1 hr. 50 min. ➜ from Berne 1 hr. ➜ from Geneva 2 hrs. 30 min. ➜ from Lugano 2 hrs. 30 min. ➜ from Lucerne 45 min. ➜ ab St. Gallen 2 hrs. 10 min. Basel

➜ from Zurich 1 hr. 30 min.

Zürich St. Gallen

Public transport

Luzern

Bern

The Ballenberg Open-Air Museum can be reached easily by public transChur

Brienz Meiringen Lausanne

entrance). Post buses service both entrances from Brienz railway station as

Interlaken

well as from the Brünig pass.

Brig

The Swiss Rail special offer «RailAway» offers individual travellers, groups

Lugano

Genève

port either via Interlaken – Brienz (West entrance) or Lucerne – Brünig (East

and schools a combined ticket for travel and admission to the Museum.

Chiasso

This includes the whole trip from any Swiss railway station as well as the entrance fee. Find out about it at your nearest station ticket counter.

Brienz

Brienzwiler

Hofstetten

Ausfahrt Ballenberg-Ost

OST

WEST

Brienzersee

Brünig Luzern Zürich

Ausfahrt Ballenberg-Ost

Ausfahrt Ballenberg-Ost

aken n – Interl N8 · Luzer Ausfahrt Ballenberg-West

Interlaken Thun Bern

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Meiringen Susten Grimsel


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