Laundry Days


Congress, Course
The Ballenberg "Wöschwiiber" (washerwomen) show how washing took place in bygone ages.
Who doesn’t love the fragrance of freshly washed laundry? However until well into the 20th century washing was back-breaking work. Again and again the washerwomen had to boil water and scoop in various tubs. With the aid of beech ash and soap they flushed out soot and sweat. Obstinate marks were removed on the washboard through beating and scrubbing.

On the Ballenberg Laundry Weekend you can experience the exhausting work of the washerwomen close up, and share the secrets of soap making.


Price info

CHF 32.00 - Adults
CHF 16.00 - Children 6-16 years
CHF 72.00 - Family admission

contact person

Ballenberg, Freilichtmuseum der Schweiz

Museumsstrasse 100
3858 Hofstetten

+41 33 952 10 30

[email protected]

Dates overview

Friday, the 23.08.2024

10:30 - 16:30

Saturday, the 24.08.2024

10:30 - 16:30

Sunday, the 25.08.2024

10:30 - 16:30


Ballenberg, Freilichtmuseum der Schweiz

Museumsstrasse 100
3858 Hofstetten


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