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Visiting Bern Historical Museum

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Bern Historical Museum is one of Switzerland's most important cultural and historical museums and hosts a general historical collection containing approximately 500.000 objects as well as the Einstein Museum. The objects on display range from the Stone Age to the present, from cultures of all continents. Bern Historical Museum is located in Bern, Switzerland. Highlight from the fields of history, prehistory, early history and ethnography. It was designed by the Neuchatel architect Andre Lambert and built in 1894. This museum had first conceived as a temporary exhibition in 2005, the Einstein Museum. 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. There are many things to do at Bern Historical Museum.

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Bern Historical Museum Tours

Bern Historical Museum Tours

1. Bern's Clock Tower (Zytglogge)

1. Bern's Clock Tower (Zytglogge)

Inside the Clock Tower, there is a landmark of the city of Bern: the Clock Tower (Zytglogge). The things to do at Zytglogge, people can in front of the Clock Tower to watch the clock mechanism from the 16th century perform its unique spectacle. In this tour you may have experience in this spectacle from up to close. You can follow the clock's movements step by step, from its mechanical figures to the cock's famous third crow inside the Clock tower. Also you can enjoy the wonderful view over the capital's streets and rooftops on the top.

2. The Einstein in Bern Tour

2. The Einstein in Bern Tour

In this place you can take a picture with the statue Albert Einstein that sit in the chair and prepare a good camera while you want to take a picture by yourself or with another friend.

3. Visit the Gift Shop

3. Visit the Gift Shop

After you interactive museum experience, spend some time shopping on the Gift Shop. There are some things as well as other art works and beautiful accessories. Take your time to see what you like and buy some souvenirs to bring home. This is the best things to do at Bern Historical Museum.

Bern Historical Museum Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

There is admission when you want to buy the tickets. For adults, concession, children from 6 to 16, schools, families (5 pers., 2 adults max.). Concessions are available for groups of 10 or more persons, OAPs, persons receiving disability benefits, apprentices, students and disabled person. All of them have many differences cost. You can check the other packages or discount when you buy the tickets by online.

How To Get Around?

You can take a fun walk to get around the square. By walking, you may not miss all the details of the building. Also, you can use Bikesharing, Europcar, Taxi, and Bern ticket – free on public transport. If you want to borrow Bikesharing you have to paid the tickets. Taxi is more expensive cost.

What Should I Wear?

You may wear a shirt, short with comfortable shoes since you are going to walk around the area of the museum. If you are planning to visit Bern Historical Museum at a certain time, you may wear clothes depend on the weather and the condition of Bern, Switzerland. This is the important things to do to avoid you wearing wrong clothes. Do not forget to bring camera to take all the details part of the building when visiting Bern Historical Museum in Bern.

Bern Historical Museum Facts

Best Time to Visit

Between April and September are the perfect time to enjoy your tour in Bern. It offers the most pleasant weather to explore the city. The highly recommendable is in the late spring months. Summers are also a good time to have tour in the city. Avoid planning the tour from July to mid of August, as it is the vacation season and most of the restaurants remain closed.


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Will I Need a Guide?

If you want a guide, when you buy the tickets the officer will give you the option. You need a guide or not. It is flexible. If you need to know the historical of course you need a guide.

How To Get There?

To go to Bern Historical Museum, you can use tram lines 6, 7, 8 and 9 which will bring tourists to Helvetiaplatz Stop.

Additional Info

There are Swiss Museum Pass and Museums-PASS-Musees. With the Museums-PASS-Musees you can enjoy about 320 museums, castles, parks and gardens in Germany, France and Switzerland. It is available in our museum tickets officer at a price of CHF 128.