Centuries of Swiss traditions and well-preserved historic structures unfold in front of visitor’s eyes. Surrounded by breathtaking Alpine scenery, the Swiss historic museum of Ballenberg offers a wonderful variety of old farmhouses from across Switzerland, artisan crafts, animals, events and rustic culinary options. As the most vibrant of all open-air museums, locals and visitors from all over the world are intrigued by the dynamics that shape the place: history, tradition, crafts and education. Most important for Ballenberg is a deep respect for Switzerland’s cultural heritage. In 2013, Ballenberg won the Trip Advisor’s Travellers’ Choice Award.