Finding Einstein in Switzerland

The city of Bern, where Albert Einstein spent his happiest and most productive years, is filled with tributes to the famous physicist — some more relevant than others.

Happy birthday to Albert Einstein. The great physicist was born 135 years ago, on March 14, in Ulm, Germany. A small metal plaque on the wall of a building in central Bern, Switzerland, reads “While he reviewed patent requests here, a thought crossed Albert Einstein’s mind: ‘A man will not feel his body weight during free fall,’ a basic idea behind the theory of relativity.