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Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum

Helvetiaplatz 5, Bern 3005, Switzerland
+41 31 350 77 11
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Einstein exhibit was great

Rainy day in Grindelwald, so we took a train to Bern to visit this museum and exhibit on Einstein... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2017
Chinana
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Columbia, South Carolina
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The Einstein Museum was Fascinating

We enjoyed the Einstein Museum section very much. Presents a wonderful history of the man and his... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2017
Gary S
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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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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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Rainy day in Grindelwald, so we took a train to Bern to visit this museum and exhibit on Einstein. Little did we know how comprehensive the exhibit would be that we ran out of time for the other parts. Excellent audio guide in English, very...More

Thank Chinana
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

We enjoyed the Einstein Museum section very much. Presents a wonderful history of the man and his work. Good video explanations of his theories with examples. Also conveys his emotions about Nazism and nuclear development.

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

We had always intended to visit this museum and it is perfect for a rainy day. We spent almost the entire day. We came for the Einstein portion of the museum but also spent a little time in other parts of the historical museum. We...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Visiting the Historisches Museum in Berne is alway an experience. The Museum offers so much interesting things. With a special exposition about Albert einstein it is different to the einstein House in the Old Town. Don't miss it!

Thank Petra B
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

There is the most fantastic visual exhibition using light and mirrors. You step into a kaleidoscope of images that has to be experienced. This is the icing on the cake of incredible documentation of this great humans life. Do not miss.

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

Exhibits focused more on Einstein family situation and his times than on his science. Interesting but I would have preferred more science.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

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 August 20, 2017 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

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Reviewed August 18, 2017 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 August 16, 2017

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

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frmiriam
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Yes, we have an audio guide in 9 languages for our integrated Einstein Museum.
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