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Lime burning at Ballenberg
28.06.2019 - 29.06.2019, Hofstetten b. Brienz

Before concrete and cement triumphed, lime mortar was used for construction. Do you know how it was manufactured ? For mortar, plaster and limewash, limestone was heated in an oven to more than 1000°C and then «extinguished» with water after cooling. This technique from the past has been revived at Ballenberg and continued according to old traditions.

On Friday evening, 28th. June and Saturday evening, 29th. June 2019 at the Lime Kiln (491) you can experience for yourself how spectacular the firing process can be as night draws in. Learn everythng about the craft from the lime burning professionals and spend a pleasant evening at Ballenberg. Drinks and snacks from 17.00 hrs, and there’ll be a collection for the preservation of this fascinating craft.

Information about the event

Date / Period

  • 28.06.2019 - 29.06.2019
    Fr : 17:00 - 22:00
    Sa : 17:00 - 22:00

Meeting point / Venue

Ballenberg, Freilichtmuseum der Schweiz
Museumsstrasse 100
3858 Hofstetten b. Brienz