Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
3.5
Historic SitesScience MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The flat on the second floor of Kramgasse No. 49 was rented by Einstein from 1903 to 1905. It has been restored in the style of that period to reflect Einstein's crucial years in Bern. The flat is open to the public. From the main train station you get to Kramgasse No. 49, if you take the direction of "Bärengraben," walking under the right-hand arcade.
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Martin H
Hong Kong, China922 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is very small and a bit of a climb up. If you struggle with stairs, this isn't for you. There is basically only one room and I was a bit disappointed. That said, if you 're prepared to invest your time, there is a good film about Einstein's life and also an upper room with a lot of information about different stages of his life.
Written 15 May 2024
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Arthur M
Hamilton, Canada1,418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
While researching Bern's attractions, I stumbled upon this one, and when I stumbled upon it, it was almost not visible. Luckily, Google Maps saved me, and it was there, very well blended with the surroundings, unlike Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, where it was easily identifiable with the Austrian flag. So, yes, it's just not as obvious when trying to find it.

But regardless, seeing the world's most famous genius's house is an honour.
Written 19 November 2023
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Miriela S
Miami, FL52 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Today we visited what was supposed to be Einstein's house. In reality one enters a small room with some family portraits. The visit, reading the information they have there, lasts five minutes. The entrance price is not proportional to the experience during the visit. Very disappointing.
Written 16 September 2023
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WilliamWillieWilson
Nashville, TN1,589 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Couples
We would have easily given this museum five stars, but with absolutely no air conditioning during horrendous summer heat - which would better preserve the apartment and its original furniture - the interior is brutally hot in July! It’s difficult for visitors to enjoy the history in such conditions.

Regardless, it is a fascinating preservation of the tiny second-floor apartment Albert Einstein and his long-suffering wife Mileva shared with their infant son for four months in 1905. It was during this brief timespan that the famed scientist developed his most famous equation E = mc^2 that had profound effects on nuclear physics.

The museum is a rare Swiss facility that actually provides information in English, which was greatly appreciated by all guests. Above the Einstein’s preserved apartment on the second floor, the third floor which was originally unrelated to their history was added to the museum to provide information about the scientist’s life without interfering with the layout of their former living space. That is a wide decision.
Written 17 July 2023
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Ruxandra Pop
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Really small. There is actually a single room to see and the rest are rooms with info about his life. A bit pricey for what it offers,but interesting if u have a bit of time
Written 16 June 2023
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Irma G
Smithtown, New York, United States1,665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
What a thrill to walk in the steps of this great man. The displays are excellent, from the myriad pictures and explanations and time lines.
Written 15 June 2023
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX592 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This is a very small museum I was very happy to visit since I went there on the 14th of March, on the birthday of Einstein. A very nice Korean-Swiss lady is running the place - well, selling the tickets - and if you are interested in Einstein, this is a place to come to.
Written 12 May 2023
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862maribeths
Wheaton, IL167 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Nice way to spend an hour. Small museum. The film is very informative as is the information inside the room. The stairs are steep and may be difficult for some folks. This is not a handicap accessible facility.
Written 27 March 2023
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lamphs
Damascus, Maryland242 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
I am truly sorry to give this venue a one.

I was in Bern two days ago. This venue was specifically on my list of things to see. And I knew it was not included in the Swiss Travel Pass. Therefore I was prepared to pay for entry.

Walked up two flights of steps and had my credit card out. The agent told me that the credit card machine was not working and I'd have to pay cash. I didn't have any CHF. (Nor did the 3 potential guests behind me.) I asked for an exception since I traveled to see the venue. She said (nicely) 'no, not possible'.

It is a weekday in March. I can't imagine why the venue would turn a few guests away when it is the venue's IT problem. At the very least, put a sign at the entrance stating 'cash only due to an IT problem'. Quite disappointed in a venue that doesn't make an effort for its guests.
Written 8 March 2023
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EYuen
Melbourne, Australia22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Just to let everyone know, Einstein Haus will only reopen to public on 1 February, plan well if you’re planning to come to Bern. Beautiful city for sure and Einstein Haus was surely one of the highlights apart from the pretty Aare River.
Written 4 January 2023
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