Einstein's Summer-Idyll in Caputh:

"Sei ein gutes faules Tier
Streck alle Viere weit von Dir
Komm nach Caputh, pfeif auf die Welt
Und auf Papa, wenn Dirs gefällt.“


"Come and be a lazy lout
Put up your feet and lie about
Come to Caputh and forget all the rest
including your papa if you think it best.“

Albert Einstein to his son Eduard, 1931



The Initiativkreis ALBERT-EINSTEIN-HAUS CAPUTH e. V. seeks to preserve the intellectual heritage of the Nobel prize winner Albert Einstein (1879-1955) and the des architect of his summer house in Caputh Konrad Wachsmann (1901-1980).

Einstein's summer house in Caputh, watercolour

1 Einstein's summer house in Caputh, watercolour: Christian Heinze

The Initiativkreis has thus created a permanent exhibition containing documents, photographs, simulations and models about:

2 E as Einstein

  • the life and work of Albert Einstein during his Berlin and Caputh days

  • Konrad Wachsmann’s career and his contribution to the history of construction in the 20th century

  • the architecture and the varied history of Einstein’s summer house in Caputh ...

  • ... and a virtual tour through the house

  • the physics Einstein's

The red „E“

In 1905 Albert Einstein published the Special Theory of Relativity which revolutionized our concept of space and time; E=mc² became the most famous equation in physics. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s “Miracle Year” the UNESCO declared the year 2005 “World Year of Physics”. As part of this celebration big, red constructions in the shape of the letter “E” were erected at locations referring to Einstein’s life and work. One of those served as a sign to Einstein’s summer house designed by Konrad Wachsmann.

Impressions - Exhibition Einstein's summer-idyll in Caputh





Information for visitors of the exhibition "Einsteins Sommer-Idyll in Caputh":

Exhibition at the Community Centre (Bürgerhaus)

Strasse der Einheit 3

14548 Schwielowsee / Ortsteil Caputh

Please inquire actual information and the current opening hours from the exhibition: Einsteins Sommer-Idyll in Caputh  External link

It is worth-while visiting!

Accommodation address:


Strasse der Einheit 3

14548 Schwielowsee / Ortsteil Caputh

Einsteins Sommer-Idyll in Caputh  External link


Illustrations Credits:

Initiativkreis ALBERT-EINSTEIN-HAUS Caputh e. V.
: 1
Archives of the author: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


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