From Flax to Linen at Ballenberg

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  • Hofstetten b. Brienz
  • 12. – 13.10.2019More dates
  • 10:00 - 16:00
Discover how flax is made into fine linen.
The numerous stages necessary to this process are shown in detail in the “Brächete“ at the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum. In our modern world the technical terms sound quaint: the flax is carded, retted, crushed, swingled, spun and woven. In the old days these were everyday activities in the Swiss countryside. Try your hand at spinning the thread until you have made some fine linen cloth, and sample the traditional "Brächete-Brönnts" schnapps.

All dates

October 2019

General information

Access for disabled people
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Toilet with wheelchair access
  • Wheelchair available
  • Infants (up to 5 years) free
Price info

Adult CHF 28.00

Child CHF 14.00

Family CHF 63.00



Museumsstrasse 100
3858 Hofstetten b. Brienz
Phone: 033 952 10 30
Email: [email protected]

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