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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.

With 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 created?


(Photograph: M.Lauper)


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.


(Photograph: M.Lauper)


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.
Various kinds of publications, books, and postcards are offered for sale.

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Director of the Einstein House:
Jürg Rub

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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.
Main Contributors:
Atag Asset Management AAM
Bundesamt für Kultur

KulturStadtBern
Swisslos

Staatssekretariat für Bildung und Forschung
Stiftung Drittes Millenium
In addition, significant contributions were made by the following sponsors:
Apple Schweiz
BEKB
Bank Ehinger & Armand von Ernst
Bauunternehmung H. Weibel, AG
Valiant Bank
Die Mobiliar Genossenschaft
Ziegelei P. Gasser, Rapperswil

Grateful thanks also to our members for their numerous donations.

 


5550 visitors, 5550 requests (since August 2003)