Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, Bern

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Get a sense of the capital city's long history in a broader world context at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. The second largest historical museum in Switzerland, it houses 500,000 artifacts from the Stone Age up to modern day. The building housing the relics is itself an attraction: built in 1894, it was inspired by 15th- and 16th-century Swiss castles. The incorporated Einstein Museum tells the story of the famous scientist who developed his Theory of Relativity while living in the city. Stop for a coffee and pastry at the on-site bistro or bring a picnic to enjoy in the museum's park. Make sure to go all the way up the top of the Einstein Museum for superb views of Bern and the Alps. Use our Bern trip builder site to arrange your visit to Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and other attractions in Bern.
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  • This is a spectacular historic collection. There was so much to see. Be there when it opens and plan on a long visit. You can leave to get lunch and come back, or there is an in-house cafeteria. Much ...  more »
  • Through the first part of this Museum, we learn not only the history of Bern, but also the construction of Switzerland and its political organization. For my part, I found the Einstein Museum, beautiful. The parallel between the life of this man is the story and very well found. For information, we spent almost four hours in the Museum and it deserves them.
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  • Absolutely loved this museum. The EINSTEIN museum is probably the best part! Lots of information about Einstein's personal and professional life and also gives some history on the time period he lived in and the current conditions. There's also an exhibit on the history of Bern/Swiss inventions and history, that was super fascinating as a visitor to the area.
  • This is an amazing place and you could easily spend hours and hours here. Fun, educational and immensely well presented. The route is numbered, so you know exactly where to start. The museum delivers on Einstein and the history of Bern. This is a must visit. If you are in Bern for a day, make the time. I must admit to having a bias, being a physicist, but with such a beautiful city, it would be a shame not to appreciate it fully due to ignorance that is so easily and gently rectified.
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