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Address: Marktgasse 67, Bern 3003, Switzerland
Phone Number: 031 322 70 07

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Great sights of the city

Go and have a guided tour to the Tower and get Explanation about the clockwork. If you have climbed all stairs !!!!!!! beware they are steep --- you will be rewarded by a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Bern, Switzerland
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Bern, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Go and have a guided tour to the Tower and get Explanation about the clockwork. If you have climbed all stairs !!!!!!! beware they are steep --- you will be rewarded by a beautiful sight over the old City and roofs of Berne, specially nice at night.

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Bern, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It's usual but one of the landmark of Old Bern, good option for a historical travel. There are a couple of souvenier shops here at the Prison Tower and all points Bern leave from this location

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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222 reviews 222 reviews
131 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Like many towers of its age . But pleasant to look at, and tick off as one of the sites and landmarks of Old Bern.

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Orange, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Nothing special, but it's worth taking a look at as you wander around old town Bern. The clock tower just down the street is more impressive.

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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136 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Located in the heart of Bern's oldtown and at the crossroads of pedestrian zones and streetcars is the Kafigturm, or prison tower. Originally built around 1259 as the main gate of the second city wall, the tower served its purpose as a prison. There are several displays in and around the prison tower explaining political actions and events, history of... More 

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Venice, Florida
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57 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

While the structure is pretty, there is really no public access except to walk through the arch. You will see it when you explore Old Town.

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Dublin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Maybe it's a lack of information about it's history but I didn't find this particularly exciting. Nice to see and check of the list.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Well, if there is a beautiful prision, this one is it. It does not look like a prision at all. In Bern, even the prision is beautiful.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Have to see this truly unique and wonderful cornerstone of Berne's history! Can't miss it - It's right in the center of town.

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Interlaken, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I like the building itself a lot. On top of that they put on very interesting exhibutions often related in one way or another to Switzerland, its history, important policitically relevant decisions... If you want to learn something about this country, this is a good place for it.

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