Einsteinhaus (Einstein House), Bern

Einsteinhaus (Einstein House), Bern (must see)

Located on Kramgasse No. 49 in Bern, the Einsteinhaus (Einstein House) is a museum and a former residence of Albert Einstein. A flat on the second floor of the house was occupied by Einstein, his wife Mileva Marić, and their son Hans Einstein from 1903 to 1905. The Annus Mirabilis papers, which presented Einstein's theory of relativity and contributed substantially to the foundation of modern physics, were written here and published in the Annalen der Physik. During this time Einstein worked at the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.

The living conditions of Einstein and his family are shown accurately in the apartment on the second floor with furniture from that time. Einstein's biography and his life's work are presented on the third floor. A smaller permanent exhibition is located at the Bern Historical Museum.

Why You Should Visit:
If you don't expect huge, interactive exhibitions, this tiny museum is a very enjoyable, informative visit – also inexpensive and not crowded.
There is also a small coffee shop by the same name on street level which is quite convenient for a break in the city walk.

Tip:
Be sure to watch the 20-min video upstairs as it supplements the rear of the exhibits. Then there's a lot of reading – but it's quite fascinating.
This place is not at all accessible for anybody with any difficulty walking – the stairs are spiraled but difficult to walk up and down.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am–5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Einsteinhaus (Einstein House) on Map

Sight Name: Einsteinhaus (Einstein House)
Sight Location: Bern, Switzerland (See walking tours in Bern)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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