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Prison Tower (Kafigturm)

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Address: Marktgasse 67, Bern 3003, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 31 322 70 07

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While the tower is a little nondescript from the outside, a climb to the top inside, free entry, affords wonderful views of the city and surrounding area. In addition there are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Johnpsau
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Melbourne, Australia

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the tower is a little nondescript from the outside, a climb to the top inside, free entry, affords wonderful views of the city and surrounding area. In addition there are some gallery rooms on the way up to break the climb.

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bern is a town that is Worth visiting, small neat, Middle age part of the town very beautiful, other areas as well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This tower is fairly unassuming and doesn't appear to attract as many tourists as the clock tower. But I think it's a much more attractive tower in a more photogenic street. If you're visiting Bern, be sure to keep an eye open for this, as you might well walk past without noticing it.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

...if not looking. Our tour book talked about it and where it was located...interesting history but not a very noticable structure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Its most stunning place and when tram rail 🚈 passes by its more stunning. Must see when in Bern. These towers are itself iconic and gorgeous

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

When in Bern, pass the Kafigturm [Prison Tower], which used to form the entry Gate to Bern in the Middle Ages and served as a Prison until the late 1800's. It is free [from the outside!] and one of Bern's landmarks.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

It depicted beautiful ancient historic architecture but I didn't visit inside as I thought of exploring the city more by walking through the old town!

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

When you leave the train station the Prison Tower is close. This gives the proper feeling you will get as you explore Bern. Bern is a UNESCO world heritage site. The Prison Tower has served many functions from the protection it afforded Bern to being a prison. Today it just says enter and explore this special place. I did not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

The tower looks interesting from the outside and is seen while walking in old town, we did not go inside the tower though!

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Highlands, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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