Truly revolutionary events took place behind the sandstone facade at Kramgasse 49, in a small apartment on the second floor: this is where Albert Einstein (1879-1955), then an official at the Intellectual Property Office, developed his five most important ones, created in Bern around 1905 scientific work, including special relativity and light quantum theory. Here quantum leaps occurred in modern physics!
Einstein lived with his wife Mileva Maric and their son Hans Albert in the humble apartment that has belonged to the Albert Einstein Society since 1977. It has been restored to its original state so that you can immerse yourself in the world of the scholarly couple, not least through the contemporary furniture and objects. The exhibition in
The 3rd floor provides information about Einstein's groundbreaking findings, and a 20-minute video introduces him to his life, thinking and work.
October 13, 2017
Clock tower with astronomical clock and carillon
The Zytglogge (Berndt. Pronunciation [ˈtsi (t) ˌklɔkə]; also Zeitglockenturm) is a clock tower from the Middle Ages with a well-known astronomical clock and carillon in the city of Bern, Switzerland.
Cytglogge from Kramgasse (2006). Cytglogge from Marktgasse. Astronomical clock and glockenspiel by Hans von Thann in the tower helmet
Two scenes of the carillon Left the north facade with Vespasienne and the cathedral spire in the background
The fortified tower, which was increased several times, was built between 1218 and 1220 as the western end of the main alley of the city of Bern, founded in 1191. With every expansion of the city that could only be done to the west due to the location of Bern's old town in the Aare loop, the tower moved more into the city center, lost its function as a defensive tower and was subsequently used differently. Before the great city fire in 1405, it served as a prison. After that it was called a clock tower - Zytgloggeturm or short
April 9, 2019
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