Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein 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 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. Put Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bern travel itinerary maker.
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  • The permanent exhibitions offer a rich variety of subjects such as history, art and the city of Bern. Again, high-profile exhibitions (clay warriors) can be seen.
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  • Beautiful building and surrounding park. While the best part of it is certainly the Einstein exhibition, there is a number of small exhibitions too that you shouldn't miss. The cafe is excellent, too.  more »
  • Svakako preporuka da posetite,jer ćete imati priliku da se upoznate sa mnogo situacija kroz koje je švajcarska konfederacija prošla od davnina  more »
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  • The most inspiring and illustrious thoeretical physicist for me is 《Albert Einstein》'found at this museum. This was why i chose it to be a 5$tar. WILL SURELY VISIT SOON!!!!
  • Not a museum of Physics. Nothing about scientific achievements of Einstein. It is rather a museum of zionism. I am not against the idea of a museum themed as such but if you name a museum Einstein and there is no physics related exhibitions in it, this really bugs me. Einsten is much more than a Jew!
  • Well documented history of the city. Friendly staff
  • This museum was awesome. It was attached to the larger Bern Historical Museum, which included exhibits about the history and development of Bern as well. I spent more than a few hours looking both the Einstein Museum as well as learning about this part of Europe.
  • The museum features a very detailed account of Einstein's life and works, Bern must be really proud to call Einstein one of their inhabitants for a time. However, the museum is not fully dedicated to Einstein as it also features the history of Bern and the rise of early civilizations across the world, too. Having been to major museums in Europe I must say that their artifact collection is impressive. You can easily spend 3 hours here.