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Historical Museum of Bern

The Historical Museum of Bern is one of the largest Museums in Switzerland. It contains extensive collections on the history and culture of the Alpine region. Many collections are dedicated not only to European culture, but also to other regions of the world. Of particular interest is the Einstein Museum, placed in the same building.

The Historical Museum is located on Helvetiaplatz. To get to the Museum from the Old Town, you have to cross the bridge over the river Aare near the Casino of Bern. Just across the bridge, you will see the beautiful building of the historical Museum of Bern, built in 1894. Other museums in the city are located nearby.

The Historical Museum of Bern, as well as the National Museum of Zurich, can be interesting to everyone. There are very interesting exhibitions here. Most of it is dedicated to the medieval period of Bern. The Museum houses original religious sculptures from churches in Bern, as well as from churches in other cities and countries.

Of particular interest are the 15th-century tapestries from the collection of the Dukes of Burgundy, armor and helmets of medieval knights, elements of Church interiors from the Cathedral of Lausanne and from Konigsfelden Abbey.

Several rooms of the Museum are dedicated to the culture and Ethnography of other regions of the world, including the most remote countries and continents, such as North and South America, Africa, Australia and the Islands of Oceania.