This is a landmark that should be included in a tour of Bern. The Bern Historical Museum, also known as Bernisches historisches Museum, is the second largest historical museum in Switzerland. It was built in 1894 by the architect André Lambert. The building is quite special due to the styles that the architect chose to incorporate. He took his inspiration from buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries as well as many historic castles. The main purpose of the museum is to display collections directly related to the history of Bern, from its distant past to its present day. There are also other exhibits from parts of Asia and Egypt. This is a beautiful and interesting museum and should be considered for any sightseeing trip while staying in Bern.