Bern Historical Museum, Bern
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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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  • This is a must see. Much of this is dedicated to Einsteins life and what he did during the Hitler reign. Take time to read all of the information available. It provides some insights into what he was ...  more »
  • The Einstein Museum is on the top floor of the Bern Historical Museum and requires a separate entry ticket. At CHF13 per adult it is not cheap when you consider that much of what is on display relates...  more »
  • The Museum is exceptional and extremely comprehensive. Very good organization within the Museum. Very good reception by the Museum staff speaking three languages see more. The exhibitions are very well displayed, with always an explanation with 3 languages. The exhibition on Albert Einstein is really superb. Everything is well explained: his life, his studies, his stories of heart, his failures, his career and his research. Need you at least one afternoon to see the expos and a day for all to see in detail. Thank you and see you soon. PS: I have not tested the brewery.
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