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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 3 October 2018
Cindy P
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Nice one

It was really wonderful and mesmerizing. I liked the way things have been preserved. Would like to... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
GauravAgarwalLuvy
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cindy P
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The Prison tower is located near the Pfeiferbrunnen. The original tower dates to 1256 and was demolished in 1640 and rebuilt, and the clock tower bell was added in 1643. The last prisoners were moved to another prison, in 1897. It is now a storehouse...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank muzique1960
Reviewed 17 August 2018

It seems like a normal entry way into the city until you see that it was a prison. A fun thing to see as you stroll along the history filled town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Seattle60Gary
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This tower commands attention to those walking towards the old town. Why? It looks ancient and it's got a clock and a bell. Also, it marks the start of your walking tour to the most vibrant tourist hub in Bern.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alfred O
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Was closed when I was there. It looks boring on the outside too. Would have missed it if not for a deliberate visit to notice this place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank diorshow
Reviewed 7 July 2018

It seems every city in Switzerland has a clock tower and Bern is no exception. The ones in Bern, however, have trams going underneath them which are interesting. Just watch out for the trams when you trying to photograph the tower. Of course in Bern,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PandaHouston
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

It looks superb from outside and specially the roads leads to this place are beautiful. I didnot went inside but watched it from outside.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Umang A
Reviewed 5 June 2018

It was really wonderful and mesmerizing. I liked the way things have been preserved. Would like to visit again.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank GauravAgarwalLuvy
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The Prison Tower has an interesting history. The street leading up to it is beautiful. It is a great photo op.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mary B
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