|Albert Einstein in 1905 (aged 26)|
|Einstein began working here - in Bern's Federal Office for Intellectual Property - in 1902.|
|The plaque outside the entrance to the patent office at Speichergasse 6|
|Zytglogge (clock) at the western end of Kramgasse|
- the street in the old city where Einstein lived
|Some of the figures on the Zytglogge twirl and revolve just before the hour strikes|
|Mileva Maric and Albert Einstein|
|Stone-arched covered arcade in Bern's fifteenth-century aldstadt|
|Barb fills a water bottle at the Zähringerbrunnen - just west of Einstein Haus|
|The entrance to the Einsteins' apartment at Kramgasse 49 from the street's stone arcade|
|The plaque outside Einstein Haus|
|One of the original spiral staircases at Kramgasse 49|
|Einstein's writing table|
|Some Einstein travel documents displayed at Einstein Haus Museum|
In the four key papers he produced during the annus mirabilis of 1905, Einstein was dealing with some of the period's most important physics problems.
|Hans Albert's crib - born in 1904, whilst his parents lived here|
|The living room in the second-floor apartment - fitted out with authentic period furniture|
|View from the living room across Kramgasse|
|Third-floor room set up to exhibit details about Einstein's life and career|
The Einstein Haus Museum also acquired the third-floor apartment at Kramgasse 49. One room up there was made into a small projection room. Throughout the day, a twenty-minute documentary film is running, giving a good overview of Einstein's life and work. The front room of the third-floor has been fashioned into a detailed exhibit which gives information about Einstein's life in Bern and the importance of the four papers he produced here during his annus mirabilis.
|Close-up view of roofs across the street from the top floor of Kramgasse 49|
|Bust of Albert Einstein at Einstein Haus Museum|
To plan your visit to Einstein Haus, check out their English-language web-site. There is also a brochure available at the Museum called Einstein-Pfad Bern. It has 88 small photographs of buildings in Bern that have some connection to Einstein's life there. The buildings are identified on a detailed map of the city. This would be very useful, if you really wanted to explore in great detail his movements around the city.
The entrance Fee at Einstein Haus Museum is 6 Swiss Francs for adults and children. It is open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily between April and December. It is closed throughout January. And closed on Sundays in February and March.