Einsteinhaus – Bern, Switzerland - Atlas Obscura


This simple apartment may have inspired some of the most important theories in the history of science. 


Tucked away on the second floor of an otherwise unremarkable apartment building in Bern, Switzerland, the Einsteinhaus (Einstein House) preserves the workspace which produced some of the most important ideas in science.

Iconic physicist and all around genius, Albert Einstein lived in the flat at Kramgasse No. 49 for just two years between 1903 and 1905, however in these short years he would make some of his most important breakthroughs. While working at the Swiss patent office and living in the space, Einstein would publish his famous Annus Mirabilis papers which became the foundational work not only for his research, but almost all of astrophysics to come.

The small apartment has been preserved in the state Einstein kept it in with period furniture and housewares and is open to the public. Visitors come to view the simple domestic vistas that may have, in their way, inspired humankind’s very understanding of the universe.   

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December 3, 2013

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