Discover and marvel at over 100 rural houses and farm buildings from every part of Switzerland in the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum: Authentic stables, barns, store-houses, wash-houses and drying ovens bear witness to the everyday life and rural culture of the past. The oldest house in Ballenberg comes from the Canton of Schwyz, is over 700 years old and is thought to date from the 1330s. You are free to explore the houses and embark on a voyage of discovery. Get an insight into the lives of the original inhabitants, the various occupations they engaged in and how they conducted their everyday lives. A variety of exhibitions will also help you gain an understanding of particular topics, such as the production of traditional costumes. The gardens in front of the impressive houses contain ancient agricultural crops, vegetable varieties and medicinal herbs.