See Switzerland as it used to be. The Ballenberg Open-Air Museum invites you to admire a hundred original buildings from every corner of Switzerland which date back centuries; some you can even enter. The oldest house in the Ballenberg Open-Air Museum is the house from the Canton of Schwyz, which was built in 1336. This dwelling is one of the oldest wooden houses still in existence in Switzerland. Would you like to watch Swiss craftsmen at work? The Ballenberg Open-Air Museum features a number of workshops where more than 30 traditional crafts are practised, such as carving, spinning, weaving, braiding, lace-making, shingle-making and forging. There is also a permanent exhibition on the traditional costumes of Switzerland and, in summer, an open-air theatre. For animal lovers, the Open-Air Museum has more than 250 native farm animals in its grounds.