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Bernisches Historisches Museum (Bern History Museum)

Updated 09/15/2012

Fodor's Review

Indonesian shadow puppets, Japanese swords, Polynesian masks, Indian figurines, and Celtic jewelry fill the ground floor, and the Islamic collection is exquisite, but head to the basement for the real focus: Bern and its place in Swiss history. Armor and arms, lavish church treasure (including sculptures from the Münster), magnificent silver, tapestries "acquired" in 1476–77 when the Bernese pushed Charles the Bold back into France, and several of Hans Gieng's original fountain statues lead the charge. The second floor is devoted to Einstein; major signage is in English.

Sight Information

Address:

Helvetiapl. 5, Bern, Bern, 3005, Switzerland

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Phone:

031-3507711

Website: www.bhm.ch

Sight Details:

  • 13 SF
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Updated 09/15/2012

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