The Bern Historical Museum is one of Switzerland's most important cultural and historical museums and holds a general historical collection containing approximately 500,000 objects. The objects on display range from the Stone Age to the present, from cultures of all continents.
The integrated Einstein Museum presents a powerful presentation of the life and work of Albert Einstein and places it in the context of world history. Animated films and experiments illustrate the pioneering theories of this genius.
The temporary exhibition hall's 1,200 square meters of space are used to present innovative, changing shows that deal with cultural, historical, prehistoric or ethnographic subjects on a revolving basis.
The Burgundy Tapestries, the Königsfelder Diptych, the Graechwil Hydria, but also a range of ethnographic objects and old monies are all considered to be world-class objects. The Bern Historical Museum presents its collection through a diverse, multi-media approach.
Want to take a souvenir photo with Albert Einstein?
You’ll find Bern’s famous resident on benches in four different locations in the city. The figure depicting Einstein in his earlier years can be found in the Rose Garden, at the BearPark, at the Bern Historical Museum, and at the University of Bern. Share your photo on the Einstein bench via Instagram with the hashtags #ilovebern and #einsteinselfie, and show the world where Einstein spent several years of his life. The bench in the Rosegarden is sponsered by GVB Kulturstiftung.