Bern Historical Museum, Bern

(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Get a sense of the capital city's long history in a broader world context at Bern Historical 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. Put Bern Historical Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bern travel itinerary maker.
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  • I'm writing a review because the Tourist Info center in Bern advised us not to visit this museum unless we speak German, but we went anyway because we were in the area and it was raining outside. The ...  more »
  • Fascinating and informative place, esp., for my American friend not used to clay and other old stuff to watch. Go for it is all I can say and let yourself be surprised by the Past! 
  • This museum includes many items for display to different topics including religious, western history and so on. For me, Einstein museum is cool and interesting. It's worth to go there! 
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