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Prison Tower

4.1/5
27 Reviews
ExhibitionHistorical Architecture
Liked by 2
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 0.5-1 hour
Address: Marktgasse 67, Bern 3003, Switzerland
Official website: http://www.kaefigturm.ch/
Phone: +41-58-4627500

What people are saying:

Travel east along the repairing skin thar way from the railway station to the first thing you encounter is the appearance of thick prison tower, from 1250 after the expansion of urban areas, there is world of the old city on the west side of the gates. Because the original here is used as a prison, so called prison tower, is now held all kinds of exhibition place.

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  • yns_10
    yns_10
    Sydney Australia
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    More than a clock tower

    Initially it was a defensive tower and gate to the city. In 1405, after a fire destroyed clock tower, one was added to it. This tower subsequently was where prisoners were interrogated and housed. ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1576078301000+0800)/
  • BernardBertram
    BernardBertram
    Aix-en-Provence, France
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    Another wonder

    Walked passed this beautiful building too. So much character & history. Takes one back in time. Very close to the Station

    Reviewed on /Date(1566181331000+0800)/
  • Tom S
    Tom S
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    a short must see

    besides the impressive medieval building & exterior big clock in red/black/gold, the moving clock on 1st floor level is a nice detail not to miss.

    Reviewed on /Date(1564887068000+0800)/
  • Matthew G
    Matthew G
    Indianapolis
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    Great Sightseeing

    It's a companion to the Clock Tower and although we didn't tour the interior, the towers become an easy way to navigate the series of winding streets along the Kramgasse and Marktgasse.

    Reviewed on /Date(1543821689000+0800)/
  • cindyp_nola
    cindyp_nola
    New Orleans, Louisiana
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    Prison Tower (Kafigturm) ~very cool clock

    The clock on the Kafigtrum (Prision Tower) has only one hand. A slower paced time back then in Bern,

    Reviewed on /Date(1538534957000+0800)/

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