Maggie Mae

Maggie Mae

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ballenberg Open Air Museum and Interlaken

Today we took the train and one short bus ride to the Ballenberg Open Air Museum. The museum covers 163 acres with over 110 buildings from all over Switzerland. There are huge farm houses to hay storage buildings and hunters huts. The oldest house dates from 1336. They have staff in period dress explaining how life was back then. There are all kinds of farm animals. They dismantle the buildings and reinstall brick by brick or timber by timber.

This was a wealthy industrialist summer home



Here is where the made their medications from herbs


Cooking kitchen

Farm equipment

This guy was replacing wooden slats

Check out the bell

Nothing is flat here. We walked over 7 miles, up hill and down

Grape arbor

Making baskets

Feeding her calf

Pear tree against house

Lots of hungry piglets


Beautiful flowers everywhere

We saw at least 9 para gliders landing in a grassy area right in the center of town

This is the 5 star BeauRivage. Not in my budget.
Tomorrow it is off to Zurich. Vacation is almost over.


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