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“Fantastic collection of ancient staff from all over the world”

Bern Historical Museum
Ranked #10 of 79 things to do in Bern
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Owner description: The Bernisches Historisches Museum is one of the most important Museums of cultural history in Switzerland. The collections of archaeology, history and ethnography include approximately 500,000 objects dating from the Stone Age to the present and representing cultures from all over the world. The hydria from Grächwil, the Burgundian tapestries, the diptych from Königsfelden and a series of ethnographical objects as well as coins and medals are all internationally renowned. Besides these, other highlights of the permanent exhibitions include the spectacular Bernese sculptures, two Bernese mayoral thrones and much more. The integrated Einstein Museum offers an account of the life and work of the physicist and places it in a fascinating manner in the context of world history. Temporary exhibitions are regularly staged in the generously proportioned exhibition hall.
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“Fantastic collection of ancient staff from all over the world”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

Do not miss this part of Switzerland. When I want to compare this museum with the rest of Swiss museum, it is quite bigger with lots of ancient things from Japan to Indian American, which they worth to visit.
The museum is located in ancient part of Bern, you should continue the main street and over the river and bridge. From the main station you can reach there on foot (about 15 minutes) or by train.
One of outstanding parts is related to ancient history of Swiss federation and also special part for Iran.
Therefore, I recommend it to every visitor of Bern.

Visited November 2012
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“Nice building but weird interior design”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

The building of the museum is full of historical atmosphere but the layout design of the museum is not 'visitor friendly'. There is only one direction to enter and exist of each gallery. Some of the storylines are overlapped with each gallery. The modern gallery on the top floor is definitely required fine-tuning.

Visited October 2012
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“A MUST if you stay more than a day in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

There is an overwhelming variety of exponents from the very early beginning of the town settlements through the middle ages (which are especially interesting) through the pictured documentation of the families in town. You bare sensing the tradition on which the whole country is based and on which the Swiss pride is built. I have seen maybe 50% when I left with aching feet and my mind overloaded with impressions.

Visited November 2012
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“Nice museum and worth visiting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

A lot of interesting exhibits and displays here. I especially liked the illuminated manuscripts with the white gloves so you could look through the books.

Visited October 2012
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Bern, Switzerland
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“Interesting, but gets boring”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

Large collection of history. Especially liked the reconstruction of medieval rooms. No activities possible though, therefore not too interesting for a younger public

Visited August 2012
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