«Brächete» Swiss Open-Air Museum

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  • Hofstetten b. Brienz
  • 07. – 08.10.2023More dates
  • 10:00 - 16:00
From flax to linen
Discover how flax is made into fine linen at the farmhouse from Madiswil, Berne (321). 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 2023

General information

Target groups
  • Also recommended for children
  • Open to all
Access for disabled people
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Toilet with wheelchair access
  • Wheelchair available
  • Infants (up to 5 years) free
  • Reduction for seniors with ID AVS
  • Reduction for locals
  • Reduction for groups
Price info

Adults: CHF 32.00

Children (6 to 15 years): CHF 16.00

Families: CHF 72.00

Students / AHV / IV: CHF 29.00

Dogs on a leash: free of charge

Parking fee: CHF 5.00 per day


Group rates from 10 persons

Raiffeisen members plus and holders of the Swiss Museum Pass visit the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum free of charge


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