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Jul 13, 2016 - Ballenberg

When it rains it rains in Switzerland. The day after our trip up Niederhorn it rained solidly for the whole of the day. The next day it was cloudy and grey but the forecast was for showers so we decided we would had to the Ballenberg open air museum at Brienz. This open air museum has more than one hundred centuries-old buildings from all over Switzerland. It is an architectural stroll around Switzerland. We were able to duck into the buildings when it rained heavy. There was an interesting array of buildings some housing little museums...

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Jul 8, 2016 - Brienzee and Brienz

Today we decided to explore the Northshore of Brienzee (Lake Brienz). Compared to Thunsee the lake and lakeshore was much quieter. We found a lovely picnic spot along the lake and from there enjoyed a walk along an excellent lakeshore path. After returning to the car we continued along the lake to the small village of Brienz after which the lake is named. We parked at the far end of the village and enjoyed a walk along the promenade. The village is famous for its woodcarving workshops and along the promenade at the far end there was a...

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Jun 24, 2011 - Ballenberg Open Air Museum

Near Interlaken, we also visited the Ballenberg Open Air Museum, a collection of about 100 rural houses and utility buildings from practically every region of Switzerland. There was a danger of the buildings being torn down on their original sites and destroyed. Instead, they have been re-erected at Ballenberg, providing the visitor with a glimpse of the history and heritage of life in the Swiss countryside. We spent a day walking around Ballenberg to see the various buildings, gardens and meadows, and some of the nearly 250 farm animals...

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