The Fascination of Silk at Ballenberg

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  • Hofstetten b. Brienz
  • 22. – 24.07.2022More dates
  • 10:30 - 16:30
The mysterious path from the caterpillar to the cloth.
The shimmering sheen and soft drape of silk are legendary. The Swiss economy also profited for several decades from the fascination of the fabric, which was once weighed in gold. While silk was woven in Basel and Zurich, silkworms were bred in Ticino.

During the "Silk Days" you can visit the silkworm farm of the Ballenberg in the estate from Novazzano TI and experience how the caterpillars eat their fill on the leaves of the mulberry tree in order to spin the precious silk thread. The unwinding of the cocoons, the further processing of the threads and finally the weaving of precious silk scarves will also be demonstrated.

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All dates

July 2022

General information

Target groups
  • Also recommended for children
  • Also recommended for groups / companys
  • Also recommended for school classes (special offers)
Access for disabled people
  • Guide dogs allowed
  • Wheelchair available
  • Infants (up to 5 years) free
  • 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
  • Reduction if purchase of days-tickets or more tickets
  • Raiffeisen customers: Free admission
Price info

CHF 28.00 / 26.00 / 14.00

Children under 6 years free

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