Albert Einstein’s House, Berns

Albert Einstein’s house: Yes, that was the main attraction for us in Berns. My fourteen year old and ten year old were all excited to see for real where this great scientist once lived. Einstein’s house is located very close to Zytglogge, Bern’s clock tower.

Einstein’s house entrance
Einstein and his wife Mileva lived here in Kramgasse 49 on the second floor from 1903 to 1905. He lived with his family in several houses in Berns, but this is the house where he worked on his theory of relativity. This is the same environment and surroundings where Einstein conceived his great ideas and created his most important papers. So if you are a huge fan of Einstein then this place is a must visit.

Einstein’s house displays
Einstein’s house view from window
Most of the furniture have been preserved and displayed in their original conditions. Photographs, with notes about them are displayed along the walls. This is the view from the window. Einstein must have stared out of this window thinking about the complex theories.

2 floors have great information videos photos and artifacts. Lot of family details, his upbringings, his story and his life after leaving Europe to his last years in USA are displayed. It can easily take an hour to go through the displays, if not more. The third floor shows a film that gives an overview of Albert Einstein’s life.

Einstein’s house displays 2

Some of his daily use things too are showcased. His house in Princeton, NJ where he spent the years from 1935 till his death is not open to public as per his wishes. So that makes his Berns residence worth a visit.

Entrance Fees

Individuals: CHF 6.
Students, children, senior citizens: CHF 4.50
Groups : CHF 4.50 each person (Rates in 2011.)

Open Timings

Monday – Sunday 10.00 to 17.00hrs.


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47 Responses

  1. What a lovely house he had, you photographed it so well.

  2. George says:

    I think it is wonderful that you and your family were able to visit Einstein's house. It must have been special to be in the place where he developed his theories.

  3. Carver says:

    What fun for you and your children to get to visit there.

  4. Reader Wil says:

    Thank you for the photos of this house. Einstein is a genius beyond human comprehension. I wonder what kind of man he was.

  5. Gary says:

    Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  6. Sylvia K says:

    Terrific post as always, Indrani! I agree with Reader Wil, Einstein was indeed a genius beyond comprehension. Have a great week!


  7. wow, this is quite exciting! this is a great tribute to Einstein.

  8. ewok1993 says:

    incredible. is this in any of the tour guides?

  9. I would surely visit Einstein's house like you – a great attraction indeed.

  10. this was so interesting! Everyone says my husband looks like Albert Einstein lol so I have to show this to him 🙂

  11. What a great place to visit. Such a fascinating man.

  12. Anu says:

    wow! this must have been a terrific experience!!! i can imagine your kids excitement!!!

  13. M.Kate says:

    wow! Nice. It's very interesting and even priveledge to be able to see and feel part of history and of such an iconic man. Happy week ahead…I would be excited too if I was there.

  14. Neat. We didn't know any of this.

    Darryl and Ruth 🙂

  15. I wonder if the roofs outside the window where Einstein lived were there in his day. If he did look out, he would have turned his gaze above them to reflect not only on scientific theories but also on philosophical matters. Reading his quotes, I marvel at how relevant his thoughts are today.

  16. SueAnn says:

    How exciting for all of you to experience this. So cool!!

  17. wow- u made my day. nice one Indrani. Loved seeing Einsteins place.

  18. ladyfi says:

    Oh, Einstein is one of my heroes. Lovely!

  19. Cloudia says:

    And he wore no socks!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral


  20. sm says:

    nice informative post

  21. alicesg says:

    Oh so cool to visit a famous person's home.

  22. Just like muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur ,where sir MV lived .

  23. Krishna says:

    nice and informative post


  24. Rajesh says:

    It is interesting to see the place where he lived.

  25. Elettra says:

    is always a chance to visit the home of a beautiful mind !!!!!!!

  26. Vinni says:

    Wow, I like to visit such places.

  27. No less than a pilgrimage right?

  28. Lawstude says:

    Amazing insight on a bright man's crib 🙂

  29. RNSANE says:

    I guess I must return to Bern ( I wish I had the budget ) as I didn't visit Einstein's home.

  30. Pietro says:

    Very interesting. Einstein, what a beautiful mind!

  31. Sridharan says:

    Exciting place to be are lucky!

  32. Pradeep says:

    Being able to see such places, I am sure, is a dream come true for you… 🙂

  33. Soniya says:

    Wow!!! Lucky you, that you got a chance to visit his residence. I too wish of visiting his house..may be some day…

  34. Chaicy says:

    I’ll surely visit it someday 🙂 Glad you shared these lovely pics

    – xoxo – Chai – Style.. A Pastiche!

  35. Sapana says:

    Interesting to see house of Einstein

  36. Priyanka says:

    Just one word, woah! Einstein!

  37. wow…i would love to visit this place 🙂

  38. He had a lovely house 🙂

  39. Great. I wanted to visit this but had no time 🙁

  40. Wow, Einstein’s house… though it is looking like any other house, I can imagine the thrill in visiting it

  41. Wow! Must have been a great experience!

  42. Wow, an incredible opportunity to have peak into the life of most intelligent man on Earth!!

  43. dNambiar says:

    Stepping into this house must have been very exciting. Did it give you goosebumps? 🙂

  44. Arun says:

    I wanted to visit but was short of time! It must have been really exciting 🙂

  45. Nice Indrani; I love visiting such places!

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