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Einstein House in Bern, Switzerland!

Be it the internet, our cell phones, TV, digital cameras or MRI body scanners and many such revolutionary things, we all owe it to Albert Einstein – the most influential scientist of the 20th century. He spent a substantial amount of his life in Switzerland. He studied, worked and met his first wife while living in Switzerland.

Einstein House in Bern, Switzerland!

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Einstein House

Back in 2011, I visited Einstein House in Bern and tried to get a glimpse of this maestro’s life. From 1903 to 1905, Einstein lived with his family on the second floor of Kramgasse No.49 – the house which is shown in the picture below.

In 1902 Einstein started working as a “technical expert third class” at the patent office in Bern. In 1903 he rented this house in autumn after marrying Mileva Maric. While living here, Einstein developed the special theory of relativity in 1905. Bern became the starting point of Einstein’s unique academic career.

Myself in front of Einstein House.

Myself in front of Einstein House

The old original spiral staircase

Myself inside Einstein House

Myself inside Einstein House.

In the picture above, I am standing on the old original spiral staircase to the second floor of the Einstein House. Einstein had walked on this staircase as well! I often feel as though the staircase is old, but it has paved the way for future. This old staircase has seen so many new dawns and will see for many years to come.

Entrance of Einstein house

Entrance of Einstein house.

Entrance of Einstein house

It is interesting to note the entrance (which has been renovated). It welcomes the visitors with an illustration of the Milky way.

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. I must thank my husband, who is an ardent follower of Einstein for this overwhelming experience.

 Einstein house

Einstein house.

I really liked some of the pictures of Einstein and his family that portrays simplicity and peace.

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Einstein was not only a great scientist, but he was also a great philosopher.  I would like to end my blog post with one of his quotes.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand

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12 Comments

  1. I was wondering what happened to you… good to read a post from you after a long time

    • @Balaka Basu, I am so touched. Thank you. I believe writing a blog post is a creative process and I fail to deliver on a regular basis. Whenever I try to write often, I end up being unsatisfied with my writing. Well, my weak point absolutely.

  2. Albert Einstein was an amazing scientist and an incredible man… he changed our way of thinking with his knowledge that he brought to light.:-)

  3. Welcome back! Einstein was an extraordinary man. It must have been wonderful to visit his home,and to walk where he once walked. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  4. So glad you are back 🙂 I can't wait to visit that place someday!!!

  5. Nice read as ever …:-)

  6. I had no idea there's a house like that in Bern! 🙂 I sure hope Keith and I get to visit it one day. Einstein is such an inspiring person to date and all his quotes are wonderful. (I don't know why but somehow instead of reading cosmic dust I read cosmetic dust and thought "huh???" LOL).

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