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Ballenberg - East or West Entrance?

Planning on taking the old dears in a couple of weeks. I have read there are 2 entrances and the park is too big to see all in one day.

Is any one entrance or half of the park more interesting than the other? More to do or higher recommended than the other?

Any other tips or hints also welcome. I have seen it is on special with SBB which is a bonus.
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Old 23.07.2015, 18:30
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Re: Ballenberg - East or West Entrance?

I've gone in from the West entrance. I think there were more things to see grouped closer together. I was also there with two old dears.
One thing that was really worth doing was taking the horse-drawn wagon from near the entrance. That brings you to a central point (with a stop along the way) so you can then stroll back, mostly downhill. I think the total cost of the wagon was CHF90 & it's split between the number of passengers. It would probably take around ten people, but only had seven when we used it.
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Re: Ballenberg - East or West Entrance?

Ahhhh how kind of you to take the old dears out for the day. Our youngest calls us 'the fossils' she assures us it is a term of endearment
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Re: Ballenberg - East or West Entrance?

Well, I was going to call them oldies aka dinosaurs, but thought old dears was more tactful!
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Re: Ballenberg - East or West Entrance?

LOL- I don't mind myself- but I know some 'oldies' who would truly find that awfully condescending.

Have a great visit with them
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Re: Ballenberg - East or West Entrance?

Hi

So I visited it saturday. Just about the hottest day of the year! We went in at the west entrance. Didnt do any of the crafts, (well saw the wood saw and blacksmith), but managed (just) to do the complete tour, see and go in all the houses. Was a really good trip and the SBB 30% special deal made it a very reasonable day out.

Having gone in the west and finishing in the east entrance. It didnt make a great deal of difference I dont think. Doing it the other way round may have meant more downhill perhaps but very little difference.

Would probably do the museum again and next time just concentrate on seeing the crafts rater than the buildings

Long an short of it from all this waffle. The museum gets my vote and I recommend it as a touristy site for any visitors.
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