Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum, Bern

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History Museum Museum
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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Where to stay in Bern

In historic Bern, the bulk of the accommodation offerings are confined to the peninsula, where the Old Town or "Altstadt" is located. Staying here gives you the convenience of being within walking distance to everything--which will come in handy in this generally car-free area. Throughout the Old Town you'll find a number of mid-range three-star hotels complete with their original 19th-century characteristics. A couple hostels and pensions round out the options here, though these tend to be a bit more expensive than one might expect. Outside of the Old Town, there are a few hotels with cheaper rates, though you compromise on convenience and atmosphere. The city also boasts a few stunning four- and five-star hotels, should your budget be forgiving.
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  • It's a great museum. They have stuff from the old old city of Bern, Bern History, Bern people of note, a floor of Einstein information (my husband loved that part) and the broken but original statues ...  more »
  • I was a bit confused when I saw the Bern historical museum is also the cultural museum and the Einstein museum. However, it's all linked by history and it was all very fascinating. I even liked the Ei...  more »
  • The most interesting exhibition within the Bern Historical Museum should be the Einstein exhibition. Major events of Einstein's personal and professional life are presented in details. Agree with the ...  more »
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  • The place is beautiful, there are lockers at the entrance, the expositions has a lot of space to walk and frequents places to sit and rest. Very important because one can spend hours in a museum. The staff is very helpful and speak fluent English very recommended, visit even if you only have an hour.
  • Fascinating and illuminating Einstein Exhibition highlighting his life, work, significant achievements set alongside the social and political landscape.
  • Great place to visit. The Einstein Museum has a wide detail of Einstein life. Very recommended
  • 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!!!!
  • Unqualified prrsonal, which chased us round the entire building! Very rude personal at the ticket shop!