Lime burning at Ballenberg

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Short facts

  • Hofstetten b. Brienz
  • 25. – 26.06.2021More dates
  • 10:00 - 00:00
Before concrete and cement triumphed, lime mortar was used for construction. Do you know how it was manufactured ?
For mortar, plaster and limewash, limestone was heated in an oven to more than 1000°C and then «extinguished» with water after cooling. This technique from the past has been revived at Ballenberg and continued according to old traditions. At the Lime Kiln (491) you can experience for yourself how spectacular the firing process can be as night draws in. Learn everythng about the craft from the lime burning professionals and spend a pleasant evening at Ballenberg.

All dates

June 2021

General information

Access for disabled people
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
  • Entrance to the toilet at ground level
  • Wheelchair available
  • Reduction for young people up to 16 years
  • Reduction for students with ID
  • Reduction for families
  • Reduction for seniors with ID AVS
  • Reduction for locals
  • Reduction for groups
  • Reduced-fare with disability card
  • Reduced-fare with tourism organization card
  • Adolescents (13 to 16 years) free

Ballenberg, Freilichtmuseum der Schweiz
Museumsstrasse 100
3858 Hofstetten bei Brienz
Phone: 033 952 10 30
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ballenberg.ch/de/agenda/542

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