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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. By using our Bern trip itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Einsteinhaus and other attractions in Bern.
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  • The Einstein House is a small but engaging museum that gives you a glimpse of the then patent officer. It is interesting even for those not particularly familiar with Einstein's life and works.  more »
  • Interesting to see how good old Einstein held to in the years in Bern. Impressed with his work, but perhaps not as impressed by the way he treated his family. The place seems authentic and you can sense the time around the 20th century in the rooms.
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  • My wife and I visited. We always enjoy visiting homes of famous people. This was no exception. There are some good displays. They don't accept credit cards, just cash.  more »
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  • As we drove towards the city of Bern, capital of Switzerland, my wife and daughter were playing with two of their favorite toys. Pat was busy with her digital video camera. Anna was figuring out where to go with the help of her Global Positioning System (GPS). The invention of these toys and much else was made possible by the genius of one man, Albert Einstein. It was therefore only right and proper that, upon our arrival in Bern, we first made our way to the small apartment at 49 Kramgasse where Einstein conceived and developed his Special Theory of Relativity. He had arrived in Bern at the age of 23 in 1902 and had rented this second floor apartment from 1903 until 1905. Meanwhile, he had supported himself by working as a clerk at the Swiss Patent Office nearby. During his time in Bern, he published 32 scientific works. Among his most important papers were those published in 1905, for which he was ultimately awarded the Nobel Prize. As I climbed the narrow stairs up to the apartment, it was awesome for me to realize that Einstein had climbed those very same stairs every day a century earlier, at the time when he was producing his best work and was at the peak of his powers. The street on which the house stands has covered sidewalks, to which access can be gained through an archway in front of the building. In the middle of the street stands an eye-catching zytglogge or clock tower.
  • A small passageway in Kramgasse, Bern leading you up from the side of an ordinary shop, to the the apartment on the second floor that provided home to one of the best know scientists, Albert Einstein. The place showcases Einstein's life and education and achievements.
  • Interesting place to be in and a few great pieces of history worth seeing. It is a fairly short visit as it is only a small apartment but worth checking out for fans of Einstein.
  • Cute house, a very short tour I would say as it's a not that big with not so much to explore, the staff issuing the tour ticket was quite friendly, I believe it would be interesting to know if she's one of the grandchildren of Einstein which I forgot to ask but that's about it. We were given discounted tickets as we arrived almost 10 minutes before closing, it wasn't enough explore the whole place and read everything , 1.5-2 hours I would say is enough time.
  • A unick historik place .we were with our 3 children and we all respect the place .