Posts about Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg

Wood world

You won’t find many places with as many wooden buildings as the Ballenberg open air museum. Traditional houses and farm buildings – which have been saved from demolition, dismantled, and re-built in the grounds of the museum – show the history of the past couple of hundred years of Swiss farming. www.ballenberg.ch/

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Collar

Worn by animals in the alpine area (and often as a belt by traditional Swiss farmers).

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Kachelofen

A traditional wood fire oven in the centre of an old Swiss farmouse. Such a unit, functioning as a heater, would’ve been placed in the middle of the house to provide the whole building with heat throughout the winter, as well as firing a small oven on the side of the main unit. These are […]

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