The flat on
the second floor of Kramgasse No. 49 was rented by Einstein from 1903
to 1905. It has been restored in the style of that period to reflect Einstein's
crucial years in Bern. The flat is open to the public. From the main
train station you get to Kramgasse No. 49, if you take the direction of
"Bärengraben," walking under the right-hand arcade.
regard to the anniversary of 2005, the Einstein House has been renovated
gently for the first time after 26 years. With the support of sponsors
and partners it has also been possible to rearrange the exhibition. It
aims at giving information and addressing the visitors emotionally: How
did Einstein live and in which environment were his most important papers
The entrance has been renovated as well as the stairway, which welcomes
the visitors with an illustration of the Milky Way. The old spiral staircase
to the second floor has been left in its original state; one can very
well imagine how Einstein walked up and down these stairs daily.
The living conditions of Einstein and his wife Mileva with their son Hans
Albert are shown more accurately in the apartment on the second floor
with furniture from that time as well as pictures and texts presented
with the help of modern exhibition systems.
With the additional inclusion of the third floor, there is space for the
presentation of Einstein’s biography and his life’s work.
Here, different exhibitions related to his work are planned.
kinds of publications,
books, and postcards are offered for sale.
Hours/Entrance Fees/Guided Tours
of the Einstein House:
City map with Einstein House
Train time table
of Visitors per Year
List of Sponsors for the Restructuring of the Showrooms
Without the important financial support of the sponsors and backers
mentioned below the restructuring of the showrooms on Kramgasse no.
49 would not have been possible.
Atag Asset Management AAM
Bundesamt für Kultur
für Bildung und Forschung
addition, significant contributions were made by the following sponsors:
Bank Ehinger & Armand von Ernst
Bauunternehmung H. Weibel, AG
Die Mobiliar Genossenschaft
Ziegelei P. Gasser, Rapperswil
Grateful thanks also to our members for their numerous donations.