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Prison Tower (Kafigturm)

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

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Its one of gorgeous & historical towers in Bern! Its starting into the old town through the prison tower. You must see!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
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Highlands, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The tour of the clock tower / prison was very interesting and the tour guide was very well spoken in three languages (very impressive). It is also a great place to take some great photos.

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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Its one of gorgeous & historical towers in Bern! Its starting into the old town through the prison tower. You must see!

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Bern, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Nice place in Bern, you can take some pictures and what the animated figures when the clock reaches a full hour. You are in the middle of bern and can also watch the nice fountains.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

This is another clock tower, but it is not same good as the one with the big clock. Just have a look when passing by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

Wow how incredible was the tower and the clock. It looked amazing. Hundreds of people stood underneath waiting for 1500... Was a fabulous experience to watch this. Great start to our tour of Bern. Wonderful city so far.

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Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Many travelers will walk or ride through the Kafigturm on their way into the old city. There are often free exhibitions related to current events, as well as talks. If there is a sign advertising one for Swiss Press Photo, it is well worth a few minutes to walk though and see. There is an old clock mechanism at the... More 

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Olten, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Great part to start a tour of the Bern Oldtown. The oldtown is a Unesco heritage site and practically unchanged in around 500 years. I work in Bern, so seeing the tower everyday is not so exciting for me anymore, but i always enjoy taking guests to switzerland.

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Somerset, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I wouldn't go out of my way to see the tower; we did it as a walk-by. While it was nice to see, we didn't find it exciting.

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North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

It's enough to see it from outside I think. Enter inside is free, but doesn't worth it, there is nothing special inside.

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Goochland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

One of Bern's most famous landmarks that all visitors should take time to see. On the hour the clock comes alive to the delight of visitors and locals alike.

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