The Bucket List for History

Time’s ticking. In the context of the universe, a human life is over in the bat of an eye. It's nothing. But is nothing really nothing? The following places and experiences invite you to ponder the history of our time, to reflect and go new ways.

  • Fact

    Want more of Albert Einstein? The genius physicist was living in Bern while he was working on his theory of relativity. His former home is now open to the public.

  • Fact

    For its complete overall new concept and design, the Museum of Communication was awarded the “Council of Europe Museum Prize”, which is considered one of the most important museum awards on the continent, by the Council’s president in April 2019.

  • Accessibility

    The Clock Tower is not barrier-free.

    Bernisches Historisches Museum
    The main building was constructed in 1894 based on the architecture of castles from the 15th and 16th century. For this reason, the building is only partially barrier-free. In order to make the visit as pleasant as possible for guests with different needs, preparations are gladly made upon request.

    Museum of Communication
    The Museum of Communication has been committed to inclusion for many years and is a proud bearer of the “Kultur inklusiv” label. Detailed accessibility information for people with a visual or hearing impairment or reduced mobility can be found on the website of Procap in German, French and Italian.

    OK:GO and Claire&George offer further accessibility information for travelling in Switzerland.


Of myths, moats and maidens

Bern’s Castles

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