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Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum

Helvetiaplatz 5, Bern 3005, Switzerland
+41 31 350 77 11
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Einstein exhibition interesting but pretty expensive to get in.

The Historic Museum of Bern has a floor dedicated to Albert Einstein. Other parts include the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fred O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This was by far my favorite museum in all of Switzerland- there Are so many artifacts from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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The Bernisches Historisches Museum is one of the most important museums of cultural history in Switzerland. The collections of archaeology, history and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects dating from the Stone Age to the present and representing cultures from all over the world. The hydria from Graechwil, the Burgundian tapestries, the diptych from Königsfelden and a series of ethnographical objects as well as coins and medals are all internationally renowned. Besides these, other highlights of the permanent exhibitions include the spectacular Bernese sculptures, two Bernese mayoral thrones and much more. The integrated Einstein Museum offers an account of the life and work of the physicist and places it in a fascinating manner in the context of world history. Temporary exhibitions are regularly staged in the generously proportioned exhibition hall.
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Helvetiaplatz 5, Bern 3005, Switzerland
+41 31 350 77 11
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Historic Museum of Bern has a floor dedicated to Albert Einstein. Other parts include the history of Bern, and Switzerland. The setup of the Einstein floor is interesting, mixing general history with Einstein's life and experiences. That way visitors get to understand the other...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was by far my favorite museum in all of Switzerland- there Are so many artifacts from Einstein's life as photos and displays explain and illustrate the accomplishments of Einstein and his complicated personal life and his Jewish heritage. Most displays are also In English...More

Thank Tranquillo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited this museum and spent 5 hours exploring. I was notified that it will close at 5PM, else i would have stayed more. Entrance fee is 18 francs. First part was about Einstein and the second part was about Switzerland inventions and the country...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

How many days to spend in Bern? – well this is our second visit of 3 days each time and one of the reasons (amongst many) to return was to finish off visiting this museum We only had an afternoon free last time in Bern...More

Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion, this is the best museum in Switzerland to understand the country's history and culture. Very well organized and full of information. If you have to choose, prioritize this one over the Swiss National Museum in Zurich. They also hold an excellent exposition...More

Thank Camila U
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was an incredible museum, perhaps the best I have ever visited. Historical Artifacts from around the world, with fantastic explanations, truly edifying. I wish I had more time to spend there, and I definitely plan on going back. I also highly recommend going to...More

Thank jtrvlr1
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Interesting history of Bern. Excellent display of medieval drinking vessels. Good display of armour and weapons.

Thank jwcarib
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Outstanding museum. Our teenage granddaughter was totally into the exhibit and eagerly read every bit of information. Audio guide was excellent. The story of Albert Einstein's life is told within the backdrop of the political climate of Europe. Extremely well done and worth while.

Thank 6400wendy
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Not sure I received the full experience - I thought I read about English audio guides, but they were not provided. I thought I was buying a ticket to the whole museum, but received only a pass for the Einstein Museum. Some corridors led you...More

Thank Annie D
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This museum far exceeded our expectations. There are so many different things to see and learn. Give yourself at least 2 hours to explore all the exhibits.

Thank wj p
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11 August 2015|
Response from Elke_Lo | Property representative |
Yes, we have an audio guide in 9 languages for our integrated Einstein Museum.
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