Einsteinhaus, Bern

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Explore the house where Albert Einstein first developed the theory of relativity, forever altering the world of physics, at Einsteinhaus. Here at Kramgasse No. 49, Einstein developed the famed Annus Mirabilis papers, leading to the development of modern physics. Walk through the top floor to get a sense of Einstein's living situation during the period of 1903 to 1905. Read signboards, view pictures, and watch a video that outlines the events of Einstein's life. You'll also see relics, such as baby clothes, his wife's clothing, and old passports. Keep in mind that the museum is very small and can only accommodate a few groups of visitors at a time. Arrange to visit Einsteinhaus and other attractions in Bern using our Bern trip builder tool .
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  • The small former residence of Albert Einstein (CA. 1902) recalled many facilities, photos and documents at his important years in Bern. Very static exhibition.
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  • As the name is Einstein' s House but, in fact, a museum to learn abour Bern and history. The big glass hall showing picture of Einstein was stunning as well as other stories displayed in the museum. G...  more »
  • Entrance to the House is chargeable. And we expected to see more personal belongings of Albert and his family instead in 2 floors visited only a parlor with furnishings and other plan practically covered with boards, with some technical tool and a room for the screening of a documentary. We then acquired many more items than you already know of Einstein's life through other media.
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  • If you're a history fan and Einstein is one of your key curiosities then you'll enjoy this museum. It's a couple of floors in a home and it has some interesting artifacts and you get some insights into various personal elements of his life. We were there in winter so it wasn't too crowded and we were able to navigate fairly easily. There's a short film which is basically everything that you would have seen in the museum. Quick note: they do not accept credit card for payment, cash only.
  • Cute intereting, but way overpriced and they only except Swiss Francs cash, no cards at all
  • How someone marked this place as club? Well I did see someone taking photos all the time. It’s pretty cliche to stand in front of something famous.
  • Very cool to see a former residence turned museum. Not huge and not crowded. Just enough information to provide a stop on your daily travels. Lots of written records and details on the upper floor. Give it a look!
  • Reveals the ordinary side of one of the greatest minds of era, gives a sense of simplicity of an extraordinary man.

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