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Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum

Helvetiaplatz 5, Bern 3005, Switzerland
+41 31 350 77 11
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Really informative museum

I really enjoyed this museum. It had a lot of great history from around the world, interwoven with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ScottimusPrime
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It’s an A+

The building itself is a masterpiece and it’s front gardens will bring you some great feelings. You... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Panagiotis C
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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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  • Average9%
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“his life” (15 reviews)
“audio guide” (11 reviews)
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Helvetiaplatz 5, Bern 3005, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum. It had a lot of great history from around the world, interwoven with stories about the Swiss individuals that traveled to all these locations and brought back much of the artifacts on display. There were artifacts from the Far East,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is a masterpiece and it’s front gardens will bring you some great feelings. You can walk through the gardens and find some great spots for taking pics! And the museum is something else. You can feel the importance within its walls. The...More

Thank Panagiotis C
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The Museum is great with very nice exhibition space. A pity that the girl at the entrance till was so unfriendly and arrogant.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

fantastic museum, with the history of Bern and beyond. Also inside the museum of Einstein. The museum is located inside a castle

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Definitely worth a visit. This museum was way bigger than I anticipated and the collection turned out to be rather eclectic. Of course the majority of the museum was dedicated to the history of the city of Bern, but it also had Egyptian and Asian...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Bern and the Swiss have a great history, from fighting the Burgundian army in late 1470 to be part of Napoleonic army. A lot of weapon and scenes are at display in this museum. A must for the historical interested!

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Quite simply one of the best Museums I have visited. I enjoyed it far more than the Swiss National Museum in Zurich. The building itself is a sight to see. All the exhibits are very well presented and explained. I had to come back again...More

1  Thank DougieQT
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing museum! I did the guided tour and it was worth it! The museum is HUGE! You can spend hours exploring and reading about all of the different items! There is a large array of items so there is something for everyone!...More

1  Thank Zoe K
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

There is some amazing things in this museum so plan to spend a good amount of time there. The highlights for us were on the 2nd mezzanine level which had a section on a line of Bern royalty dating back to 1326 and unfortunately, the...More

2  Thank pgirl42
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Музей очень большой, похож на огромный замок. За день его сложно обойти, если наслаждаться всей экспозицией. Ну а если как я, «на бегу», можно пробежать за 4 часа. Поразило количество монументов, вещей , которые там представлены! Самое запоминающееся для меня: -этаж, посвященный Энштейну, всей его...More

1  Thank Marina L
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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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