Great Frontage

A traditional Swiss farmhouse, transplanted from Ostermundingen (BE) and re-built in the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum at Brienzwiler. Note the fake windows in the upper level, which have been painted onto the wood to make the frontage seem more impressive and the (original) owner more opulent.

This and many other farmhouses and outbuildings in the museum, some several hundred years old, are open to the public and maintained and run in traditional ways. Farmhouses like this are still common across the country, though many have been modernised inside whilst leaving the traditional building structure intact.

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