A vacation fit for a genius: Follow Einstein's journey through these 8 countries

Hop aboard as we go globetrotting with the Nobel Prize winner.

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The Einstein Tower in Potsdam, Germany, houses a solar telescope. The Einstein Tower in Potsdam, Germany, houses a solar telescope. (Photo: Wikimedia)

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Germany

Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879 (and shares his birthday with many famous notables). While the home is no longer there, a sidewalk memorial marks the spot where it once stood. Einstein also lived throughout the country – including in Zurich and Berlin. In nearby Potsdam, architectural enthusiasts can visit the Einstein Tower (seen here) built by Erich Mendelsohn who said it emerged from "the mystique around Einstein's universe." The building houses a solar telescope that can, depending on its scientific bona fides, either prove or disprove the theory of relativity.

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